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SCOTT, Betsy 1835-1915


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/8/2017 at 14:58:29

Mrs. Betsy J. Scott
Betsy Jane Ingalls was born at Cuba, N.Y., August 7, 1835, and at the age of 4 years moved to Kane county, Ill. In 1851 she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Scott and in 1862 they came to Beaver township, Grundy county, Iowa, settling on Section 1, which place was their home until 1867 when they moved to the old farm in Section 15, which place continued to be their home till death took the father on April 12, 1912. The mother continued to live there till December 1914, when she moved to the beautiful home on Main street in Stout, where she had made plans to live a number of years. But April 8, 1915 God called her to that home above that he had prepared for the faithful. To this union were born 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters, Ira dying several years ago, the others remaining to mourn the loss of a kind and loving patient mother are Ellen Packard of Esterville, Arthur Scott of Ottosen, Alice F. Stow of Cedar Falls, Amos Scott, Grundy Center and Miron at home and ten grandchildren.

Mrs. Scott was a woman of few words and won the hearts of those that knew her and her friends knew her only to love her. Early in life she sought and found comfort in the Lord and later joined the Methodist church and continued to love and serve her Lord and Master.

She felt that she was going to be called and remarked to one of her children as they stood by her bedside, "I am pulling for the shore." (meaning the heavenly home.)

The funeral was held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the late home and the remains were laid to rest beside that of her husband, in the Stout cemetery. Rev. J. C. Davis, of Dumont, Iowa, a former pastor preaching the funeral sermon assisted by Rev. Theo. J. Avery, the local pastor.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were H. R. and Mrs. Packard and daughter Muriel, of Esterville, Arthur Scott of Ottosen, and Mr. and Mrs. John Stow, son and daughter of Cedar Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Evan Wilson of Parkersburg, Miss Elsie Packard of Walnut, Ia., Mrs. Clara Scott of Wellington, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Sterling of Hudson, Mrs. Anna Ingalls, Arthur Ingalls, Dick Thomas wife and daughter of Beaver Grove.

One more of the early settlers have gone to join those on the Celestial shore. There will be a vacant spot when mother is gone, but our loss is heaven's gain so we cannot wish her back.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 April 1915, pg 5


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