Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, December l3, l900
GARDEN GROVE NEWS:
JOHN SCOTT, eldest son of STEPHEN SCOTT, died at his home at this place last Thursday. He had been indisposed for some time, but not seriously, but the first of last week he was stricken with paralysis, from which it was evident that he could not rally, and on Thursday he died. The funeral took place on Saturday morning at the house and the remains were conveyed to the cemetery at Franklin Church, near his former home, for interment, the service being conducted by Rev. I.N. Woodward and Elder Kob. MR. SCOTT was one of the old residents of this place, having lived here nearly all his life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In another column of the same date:
L. CHENOWETH, of Albia, was here last Saturday attending the funeral of JOHN SCOTT and shaking hands with old friends. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, December 20, l900
JOHN SCOTT died at his home in this place Thursday, December 6, after a four weeks' illness. His malady was not at first considered serious, but on Monday of last week he was stricken with paralysis on one side and two days later on the other. It was felt after the first stroke that there was little chance of his recovery and when the second came, all hope was abandoned. MR. SCOTT was born in Laraina County, Ohio, July l2, l846. He moved with his parents, to Lee County, Iowa, in l852 and to Decatur County in l854. After coming to manhood he rented a farm for a few years and then bought a fine farm three miles west of town and continued to operate that until l894, when he moved to town. In l870, MR. SCOTT was married to MISS IRA JANE CHENOWETH, who survives him. To them were born six children, three of whom are living and three dead.
The funeral services were held at the house Saturday morning at l0 o'clock, conducted by Rev. I.N. Woodward, assisted by Elder Kob, and the remains were taken to the Johnson Cemetery, five miles west of town for burial. --GARDEN GROVE EXPRESS.
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