HENRY CLAY SCOTT
The Burlingame Enterprise, Thursday, Nov.
26, 1908, Pg 1
Vol. XIV, No. 6
H. C. Scott,
who for almost two decades has been a citizen of Burlingame and a prominent
factor in the later history of the town, died at his home a mile north of town
on Wednesday, November 18. Mr. Scott has been in failing health for the
past two years, but was able to be about until very recently and withal his
demise occurred almost without warning.
Henry Clay Scott was born April
17, 1831, in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, aged at his death 77 years, 7 months
and 1 day. He was married in Smithfield, November 11, 1863, to Olive A.
Niles. Mr. Scott served for two years in the Union army in Co. A, of the
Twenty-third New York Volunteer Infantry. In his early life he learned the
carpenter’s trade. At the close of the war he and his family moved from
Pennsylvania to Turner Junction, Ill. Here he engaged in farming till
1870, when they moved to Burlingame, Kansas. Three children were born to
them, Clinton Sherman, Ernest Farwell and Willard Wood. Only a few month
after coming to Burlingame and on July 28, 1870, Mrs. Scott died, and in July
1871 the son, Willard, passed away.
On September 11, 1882, Mr. Scott
was united in marriage to Nellie S. Russell, in Ontario, New York, who had
formerly been engaged in teaching school in Burlingame. Mrs. Scott and the
two sons, Clinton, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Ernest of Burlingame, remain to the
immediate family to mourn the loss of the husband and father.
Mr. Scott was a man whom it was
good to know. His general bearing was that of kindly interest in the
affairs of others, of good will for all, of activity, enterprise and unbounded
faith in the interests of his own home and business. His was not a nature
for moroseness, nor did adversity or trouble affect his genial character.
He was an Odd Fellow of more than thirty years standing and to him fraternity
meant much. The lodge of I. O. O. F., No. 14, together with E. P. Sheldon
Post No. 35, G. A. R. attended the funeral which was held at the farm home,
Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. C. E. Flanagin, officiating.