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Scott, John 1827 - 1898

SCOTT, TOWER

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/29/2013 at 11:45:45

Postville Review, Fri., 18 Feb. 1898.

John Scott, an old resident of Calmar, died last week and was buried last Sunday. He was well known all up and down the road.

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Added by Joy Moore Nov. 1, 2017

Iowa Plain Dealer February 15, 1898, FP, C7

Death of a Pioneer.
John Scott died at his home in Calmar, Thursday morning, Feb. 10, 1898, at the advanced age of 69 years, 2 months and 10 days, after five months of suffering.
He was born Nov. 30, 1828, in Schoharie County, N. Y., and in the year 1846 came to Racine County, Wis., In 1850 crossing the plains to California, again in 1852, making his home in Sacramento for eight years, returning to Wisconsin in 1860.
September 9, 1863, he was married to Helen Mar Tower, of Sloansville, N, Y., and in the fall removing to Calmar, Iowa, then the western terminus of the C. M. & St. P. Ry., engaging in mercantile and grain business.
Mr. Scott was mayor of Calmar for seven terms and has also held many other positions of trust, for eighteen years (1866-1884) being Post Master and Express Agent at this place, as well as being engaged in the banking and mercantile business up to 1890, since which time he has operated in real estate and insurance. He was well known throughout the state as a life long Republican, always taking a great interest in party politics. His home was headquarters for his friends, and many who have in years gone by enjoyed the hospitality of his roof, will regret to learn that he has passed away.
His wife and only son survive him.
The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church. Rev. C. A. Parkin officiating, Sunday, Feb. 13, at 1 o’clock p. m. the services at the grave being conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which body he has for thirty years been an earnest and enthusiastic worker.—Calmar Courier.

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 17, 1898 P 4 C 2

DEATH OF JOHN SCOTT.
Passing away of another Active Business Man of the first Generation
The announcement of the death of Mr. John Scott, of Calmar, came just as the REPUBLICAN was going to press last week. The article given below from the Courier tells all there is to say of the material facts of his life. To it we wish to add that a sense of personal loss comes to this sanctum in the passing away of one who was for many years a personal friend and an assistant in many of the political conflicts in the days that are now no more. The Courier's obituary is as follows:
John Scott died at his home in Calmar, Thursday morning, Feb. 10th, 1898, at the advanced age of 69 years, 2 months and 10 days, after five months of suffering.
He was born Nov. 30th, 1827, in Schoharie county, N. Y., and in the year 1846 came to Racine county, Wis.; in 1850 crossed the plains to California, and again in 1852, making his home in Sacramento for eight years, returning to Wisconsin in 1860.
September 9th, 1863, he was married to Helen Marr Tower, of Sloansville, N. Y. and in the fall removed to Calmar, Iowa, then the western terminus of the C., M. & St. P. R’y , and engaged in the mercantile and grain business.
Mr. Scott was the first mayor of Calmar, and held that office for seven terms. He also held many other positions of trust; for eighteen years (1866- 1884) being postmaster and express agent at this place, as well as being engaged in the banking and mercantile business up to 1890. Since that time he has operated in real estate and insurance. He was well known throughout the state as a life-long Republican, always taking a great interest in party politics. His home was headquarters for his friends, and many who have in years gone by enjoyed the hospitality of his roof, will regret to learn that he has passed away.
His wife and only son survive him.
Particulars as to the funeral services are given in “Calmarics.”

Source: Decorah Republican Feb. 17, 1898 P 8 C 1, 2

Mr. John Scott died on the morning of the l0th inst. after an illness of several months’ duration. Mr. Scott wasin the seventieth year of his age and was one of the old residents of Calmar, having lived here since the fall of 1863. He was a prominent Mason, was postmaster of Calmar for eighteen tears previous to Cleveland’s administration. was for several terms mayor of this town, and held various other positions of trust in the gift of the people. the funeral services were held under the direction of the Masonic fraternity. The funeral sermon was preached at the M. E. church by Rev. C. A. Parkin, after which the funeral cortege was escorted to the cemetery by some seventy Master Masons with a guard of six Knights Templars in full uniform. Ceremonies at the grave were conducted by J. B. Kaye, W. M, of Cope Stone Lodge No. 310, of Calmar, of which the deceased was a member. Members of the craft were present from Decorah, Frankville, Ossian, Cresco. Fort Atkinson, Conover, Waucoma and Spillville. Mr. Scott was prominent in local politics and was widely known throughout the state. He leaves a wife and son


 

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