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John Hughes SCOTT


Posted By: Lookup Volunteer
Date: 9/30/2001 at 06:44:00

Died, at Roland, Iowa on the morning of July 25, 1888, John H. Scott, ages 53 years.

The subject of this notice, John Hughes Scott, was born in Washington county, Pa, in 1835. When very young the family removed to Richland county, Ohio, where he grew to man's estate. He married in Van Wert, Ohio, and after a short residence in Illinois and Ohio he came to Iowa about the year 1870. From that time he has been known to this community as a man of scrupulous honesty and untiring industry, as well as a patriotic citizen of intelligence and enterprise. Few men standing only on a basis of moral and intellectual worth have so thoroughly secured the confidence and affection of their fellow men.

The recent loss of his only son, to whom he had looked as a stay and support in his own failing strength, was to him a sorrowful blow, and possibly hastened and made more severe the attack which ended his life. And now, so soon, they lie side by side, awaiting the last call. His courageous struggle with an adverse fate is over, and of him it may well be said -"After life's fitful fever he sleeps well."

The citizens fo Roland, where he had lived for nine years, united in acts of kindness and repect (sic) during his illness, and very numerously attended his remains to the cemetery, where they were met by a large concourse of our own citizens. Ther services were impressive and appropriate.

He was born with a sound mind in a sound body. His father was the oldest brother of Judge Scott, of Ohio, and his mother an elder sister of the eminent surgeon, Dr. J. C. Hughes, of Keokuk. Without other advantages in education than those afforded by the pioneer common school he exhibited capacity for business and public affairs which won the respect and confidence of his neighbors. His modesty and goodness of heart endeared him to those with whom he came in contact. To his family he was an affectionate and indulgent husband and father, and loved toil that would bring comforts to those dependent upon him. He demanded nothing for himself, and deemed the best none too good for his children. His was a heroic struggle with adverse circumstances for many years, which was borne with unflinching fortitude.

The Nevada Representative, Nevada, Iowa, Wednesday, 1 Aug 1888, pg. 2.

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