OBIT: (Hamilton County, Iowa)
Funeral services for W.L. Scott were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Foster funeral home in Webster City. The services were attended by a host of former friends and acquaintances of deceased. Two songs, "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" were sung by J.W. Hill and Keith Kent, of Stanhope. The services were in charge of the Rev. C.F. Schmidt, pastor of the Christian church at Stanhope. Following the services the remains were interred in Graceland cemetery, Webster City. The casketbearers were J.O. Westrum, Archie Thompson, L.Q. Dick, Frank Vegors, James Shelton, and Herman Schweppe.
William Lelburn Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Scott who were pioneers settlers of this community was born on a farm north of Stratford on Nov. 24, 1872, and died in his home on July 27, 1939, at the age of 66 years, 8 months, 3 days.
His early boyhood was spent in the community where he was born and on Nov. 19, 1893, he was united in marriage to Nettie Viola Duckett. Of this union seven children were born, all of whom with the wife and mother survive the death of their father. They are: Frank, Guy, Harold, Mrs. Anders Olson and Fern, all of Stratford; Mrs. John Hoffman, of Webster City; Mrs. James Munsinger, of Stanhope.
T here are twenty surviving grandchildren and five brothers. The brothers are: George Scott of Stratford; Wallace Scott, of Webster City; Mannie Scott, of California; Lewis Scott, of Lewistown, Mont.; Theodore Scott, of Minnesota. His parents, two sisters and one brother have preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Webster City. Because he had been in failing health for almost a year he was not able to participate in hard work and this was a very great disappointment to him. He had been a tenant of the same farm leasing company for 44 years and had lived on the same farm, which he leased from them, for twenty-nine years. This is a record of unusual attainment and speaks very highly for his integrity and honesty in his business dealings with others.
Those from out of town who were here to attend funeral services were Lewis Scott, of Lewiston, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Kent, from Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Duckett, of Estherville; Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Davis [torn] ...ghter, Aretta, [torn] Mrs. Jesse....[torn]
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