Courier, April 5, 1937
Submitted by Janet Bledsoe
Sidney Scott of Neponset summoned
Was President Village Board, also on board of Education
Sidney W. Scott, 79, prominent retired farmer of this community, died at
his home here Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock after only a few days illness of
pneumonia. For several years Mr. Scott served as president of the village board
of trustees and was a member of the Neponset township high school at the time
the new building was constructed and rendered valuable service as chairman of
the building committee. He continued as a school official until 1922. He was
also a member of the board of directors of the Neponset and Macon mutual
insurance company for many years and maintained an active interest in its welfare.
Mr. Scott held a similar office with the Neponset Farmers Grain Elevator
Funeral services will be conducted from the home Tuesday at 2 o'clock.
Burial will be in Floral Hill cemetery.
Mr. Scott was united in marriage with with Mrs. Lula Glaze of Neponset July
7, 1929, who survives. A brother Melvin O. Scott, a sister, Mrs. T N. Bennett,
of Neponset are the only surviving members of the immediate family, a sister,
Mrs. Ed. F. Norton, having died in 1915.
On February 23, 1882, Mr. Scott married Miss Elizabeth Batdorff, a daughter
of Michael and Sarah(Norton) Batdorff, and the following children survive; Lucy
George Limerick) of Malden; Robert A., Albert E., Nellie M. (Mrs.
Karl Scaife) of Neponset; Blanche of Chicago; Velma (Mrs. Theodore Bradford) of
Galesburg. A child died in infancy.
The deceased was a son of Robert and Deborah (Dunfee) Scott, the former
being a veteran of the Mexican war. He was born on a farm near Kewanee on August
29, 1857, and came with his parents the same year to Neponset township where
they settled on the farm which was Mr. Scott's home until 1914, when a home was
established in this village. Death date April 4, 1937.
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