Sidney Scott

Kewanee Star 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 company.

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 (Mrs. 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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