Lockridge Times Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA Friday, January 28, 1916 OBITUARY
Samuel Scott, one of the older residents of Fairfield, passed away last Thursday evening at 5:30 at his home on West Stone street after a three weeks' illness.
Mr. Scott was born at Pickaway county, Ohio, August 2, 1837, being at the time of his death being 78 years, 5 months and 18 days old. He was the son of Simon and Meneritta Scott and when he was eight years old the family moved to Jefferson county.
In 1861, at Quincy, Ill., he was united in marriage to Miss Emeline Towne, who passed away Aug. 23, 1910. To this union were born the following children: John E. of Fosley, Minn., William W., and Annie V. of this city, and Clark M. of Packwood.
On Sept. 28, 1911, Mr. Scott was again married to Mrs. Elen Parsons of Fairfield who survives him. He also leaves to mourn his loss two brothers and two sisters, J.W. Scott of Westphali, Kas., and C.C. Scott of Wichita, Kas., Mrs. Elizabeth Ritchie and Mrs. Irene Williams of Fredonia, Kansas.
He has long been a faithful member of the Methodist church. He was a member of the G.A.R. having served during the civil war in Co. B, 8th regiment, Iowa Cavalry from August 4, 1863 until Aug. 13, 1865.