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SCOTT, Joseph R. 1829-1912


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Date: 1/8/2017 at 12:59:05

Obituary of J. R. Scott

Joseph R. Scott was born in Lycoming county, Penn., May 15, 1829. In 1847 he came with his father's family to Kane county, Illinois, where in 1851, he was married to Miss Betsy J. Ingalls.

To this union were born six children, five of whom are still living, viz: W. Arthur of Otteson, Iowa; Mrs. Ellen Packard of Algona, Ia., Mrs. Alice Stowe of Stout; Amos and Myron who are still at home. The oldest son, Ira I., died at Wellington, Kansas, March 3, 1907.

Mr. Scott has been a resident of Beaver township, Grundy county, for the past fifty years, as the family came to Iowa in 1862. They settled first on the county line, but a few years later moved onto the farm near Stout where they have since resided.

Mr. Scott has been in poor health for a number of years and in 1908 his eye sight failed, causing him to be almost helpless. A year later he underwent an operation for the removal of a cataract from one eye, which benefited him for but a short time. On April 1st he fell, breaking his left limb. From this shock he never recovered, but after three weeks of severe suffering, passed to the better land Tuesday morning, April 23, 1912, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 8 days.

Of his past let it be said that so long as he was able he was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need or to those more unfortunate than himself, that he was ever a good neighbor, a kind friend, and a loving father. In these last years, when helpless to do for others or for himself, his one desire was to end the earthly struggles and be at rest.

He leaves besides the aged wife and five children, two brothers, Henry of Folsom, California, and Amos of Robertsdale, Alabama, also ten grandchildren, six of whom were present at his funeral. The funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, Rev. Davis of the M.E. church having charge of the services. The remains were interred in the Stout cemetery.

--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 May 1912, pg 8


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