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MARRIAGE: TAKEN FROM THE SHERBURNE COUNTY STAR NEWS, ELK RIVER,MINNESOTA: THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1930:
MARRIED IN MINNEAPOLIS.
Big Lake friends will be interested to learn of the marriage in Minneapolis Saturday of W. C. Scott and Mrs. Nora Woodward, both former Big Lake residents and well known here.Mr. and Mrs. Scott will make their home in the city.
NEWSPAPER: **THE BIG LAKE MIRROR: Fri. March 31, 1899;
There will be a Salvation Army meeting every night this week, conducted by Ensign Scott and wife, and Miss Scott of Minneapolis.All are cordially invited to attend.
**THE BIG LAKE MIRROR: April 8, 1899:
The Salvation Army closed their meetings Monday evening.There has been a very good attendance at every meeting, and much interest manifested.Sunday morning thirty persons were taken into the M.E. Church on probation.
**SHERBURNE COUNTY STAR NEWS: Feb 12, 1903:
Mrs. Sigvart Johnson was called to Robbinsdale last Sat. To the bedside of her son-in-law, Captain Scott who is seriously ill. [pneumonia].
**THE BIG LAKE WAVE: July 22, 1910:
Union Congregational Church lists WM C. Scott as Pastor.
**THE BIG LAKE WAVE: Sept. 30, 1910:
W.C. Scott returned Tuesday from Minneapolis, where he has been made a full fledged minister, Congratulations.
**THE BIG LAKE WAVE: March 3, 1911:
Miss Cora Scott entertained a party of little girl friends Monday afternoon at a candy pull at her home.
**SHERBURNE COUNTY STAR NEWS: Thursday Jan 2, 1941:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott of Rockford called on his brother W.C. Scott who is ill, at his home here, last week.
**SHERBURNE COUNTY STAR NEWS:
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Martin of Minneapolis called on the latter's father, Rev. Scott and Mrs. Scott on Sunday.Rev. Scott is seriously ill at his home here.
**THE BIG LAKE WAVE:
Mr. and Mrs. David F. Woodward, of Bemidji, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Scott.They are en route to St. Paul, where they will spend the winter.
DEATH: REV. W. C. SCOTT IS DEAD: TAKEN FROM THE SHERBURNE COUNTY STAR NEWS, ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA MARCH 1941
Rev. Wm. C. Scott, aged 68 passed away at his home early Wednesday morning after an illness of several months duration.He was born at Southborne, England, and came to America when a young man, Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora Woodward Scott, one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Martin and one son, Willard C. Scott, both of Minneapolis; one step-son, D.F. Woodward, of Bemidji.Funeral services will be held at Big Lake, on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and interment will be in the big Lake cemetery.
OBITUARY: TAKEN FROM THE SHERBURNE COUNTY STAR NEWS, ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA APRIL 1941: FUNERAL OF REV SCOTT
The funeral services for Rev. Wm. C. Scott, beloved pastor of Big Lake Union church, were held Saturday afternoon at the church, and were largely attended, Rev. J. R. Sutter, Rev. Peter Waller, Rev. Harold Leppke officiated at the services.Carl Weigren sang two solos.Rev and Mrs. Waller sang two duets, and Miss Kellar at the piano, played the funeral music.The church was banked with palms and beautiful floral sprays and baskets of spring flowers, which bespoke the love and esteem held for the departed.
At the age of 67 years and some months, Rev. Scott has crossed the Great Divide, and the town and entire community deeply mourn his passing. His death is a real loss to this vicinity, and his memory will be honored in the years to come.He was a man of kindly heart, a staunch advocate of what was of value; to all who knew Mr. Scott intimately had for him the greatest admiration, a splendid Christian man, a loyal citizen and a most sincere friend.He had that English integrity, honesty and dependability.He did much for this community, aside from his church duties.He was loved by all.We pay tribute to a good neighbor who was a friend to all.
William Charles Scott was born at Southborne, England, May 4, 1873, the son of Henry and Louise Scott.He came to America at the age of 14 years, coming to Minneapolis from New York at the age of 17, he was made captain of the Salvation Army in Minneapolis, the youngest captain known in the Army.He had charge of the Army Barracks at Big Lake in the early days, later becoming pastor of the Union church.He was a resident of Minneapolis for may years, returning here over 10 years ago, he spent nearly a year in traveling.
Mr. Scott was married to Velma Lee Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigvart Johnson, of Big Lake, on January 2, 1898, at Austin.Their marriage was blessed with two daughters and one son.Mrs. Scott died May 22, 1929, and a few months later his youngest daughter, Mildred [Mrs. Gilbert] died.Mr. Scott, in May 1930 married Nora C. Woodward, of Big Lake.Those who survive are his wife, Nora Woodward Scott, one daughter, Mrs. Cora Martin, one son, Willard Scott, both of Minneapolis, one step-son, David Woodward, three grandchildren, Lovena Martin, Jean Gilbert, and Gerald Scott, and five step grandchildren, and he also leaves one brother, Tom Scott, of Rockford, Minn., and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Curl, of Long Branch, Wash., Mrs. Geo. Nash and Mrs. Chas. Prestidge, of Robbinsdale, also many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Interment was in Big Lake Cemetery.Sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended the bereaved family.