Transcribed from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


S. C. Westcott, lawyer and resident of Galena, was born in Ingham county, Michigan, March 3, 1867. He is one of two sons born to William H. and Mary (Wright) Westcott. His brother is Charles W. Westcott, of Joplin, Mo. The mother died when Mr. Westcott was only a few weeks old. His father did not marry a second time, but in 1869, he came to Kansas, bringing with him his two sons, his own father and two sisters. He located in Baxter Springs, Cherokee county, where he was killed in 1872, while on duty as town marshal. His sons were reared at Baxter Springs, where they obtained a common school education. In 1888, S. C. Westcott entered the University of Kansas, whence he was graduated from the law department in 1890, in which year he was admitted to the bar at Lawrence, under examination. Immediately afterward, Mr. Westcott located at Galena where he has remained in the active practice of his chosen profession, in which he has achieved gratifying success. In politics Mr. Westcott has always been an active Republican. In 1906 he was elected a member of the lower house of the legislature to represent Cherokee county. He was reëlected to this office in 1908, and for two terms served as representative, his record as a legislator meeting the most sanguine hopes of his friends and constituents.

In 1893, Mr. Westcott and Miss Lizzie Sutton were united in marriage. They have one son and one daughter—Ralph S. and Frances C.

Mr. Westcott is an able lawyer, an esteemed citizen, and in his personal relations an unpretentious and unassuming man, who has won and holds the respect of all who know him. What he has accomplished in life has been achieved by diligently and faithfully applying himself. He is almost to the manor born a Kansan, for he was but two years of age when he was brought to the state by his father. He has spent his life in the state, and to her interests and institutions Mr. Westcott has accorded a worthy fidelity.

Pages 213-214 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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