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SCOTT, Frank 1845-1896


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2011 at 14:33:01


Frank Scott Falls from a Scaffolding and Receives Injuries which Cause His Death

A fatal accident happened to Frank Scott Friday of last week. He was helping N. J. Burke with the carpenter work on L. Springer's residence south of town and while working at the very top of the weather boarding he stepped to the extreme end of one of the boards of the scaffolding which tipped with him and precipitated him to the ground, injuring him so badly that he lost consciousness. The fall was about fifteen feet. The scaffolding was secure and both he and Mr. Burke had both been up on it. Mr. Burke had just handed him some material for work and gone inside the house when he heard the crash of falling boards and immediately devined the cause and ran quickly to where the unfortunate man lay. He had evidently fallen upon his shoulder and back and probably never knew what hurt him. His head was leaning upon his shoulder and no bones were found to be broken. Dr. Crouse was immediately sent for and in a very short time was beside him and rendered all the relief possible. The patient was placed upon a mattress and brought to town where he could have the close attention of the physician and the care of his family. He suffered excruciating pain, until death relieved him Monday morning. It is the second accident of the kind that has happened at Mr. Springer's and it is deeply regretted that the fall Mr. Scott received proved fatal.

Francis William Winfield Scott was born at Terre Haute, Vigo county, Indiana, September 6, 1845. He removed to Iowa when eight years old and at thirteen returned to his native state. He went from there to Parris, Ill., where he enlisted in the army, and served his country both in the south and north.

His next residence was at Detroit, Mich. He was transferred as a soldier to Pontiac, Mich., at which place he was united in marriage to Miss Melinda R. Eldred May 3rd, 1864. They removed to Missouri and from there came to Iowa in 1876. They have lived in Grundy county sixteen years. To them nine children were born, three boys and two girls having died years ago. The oldest living child is George E. aged twenty-eight years, William G. nineteen years old, Eliza J. sixteen years old and Chas. W. fourteen years of age. His wife and two brothers, one in Illinois and one in Indiana, also survive him. Deceased was just fifty years, eight months and five days old when he died.

The funeral occurred at the M. E. church Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. B. D. Smith officiating. The G. A. R. of which he was an ardent member met in a body and marched to the residence and also took charge of the remains at the grave. The W. R. C. also marched with them. The M. E. choir furnished appropriate music and kind friends sent flowers to decorate with and a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place. The pall bearers were D. Kerr, E. M. Sargent, D. A. Palmer, S. H. Knapp, T. J. Noll, and Capt. Eaton.

Deceased was a member of the M. E. church having united with that congregation some eight years ago. The family have the sympathy of all their friends in their affliction and they appreciate the kindly hands that have administered to them in their hour of trial.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 May 1896


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