LEVI H. SCOTT GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey Co., KS.
Died: May 23, 1911
The funeral of Levi H. Scott, was held from the Methodist church in Burlington Friday morning in charge of Rev. C. L. Hovgard the pastor. The internment was at Graceland cemetery in charge of the Odd Fellows, of which organization he was a member. There was a large attendance and many beautiful floral offerings including numerous floral emblems and designs were received. The music for the funeral was furnished by a portion of the choir. The pall bearers were W. H. Dinsmore, I. B. Rhinehart, H. B. Cheney, O. E. Sanford, J. R. South and Pete Fellinger. H. A. Smith and A. L. Woodford conducted the burial service for the Odd Fellows.
Levi H. Scott was born in Hamilton county, Ind., July 4, 1839, and died at his home in Lansing, Kans., May 23, at 2 p. m. 1911 after a lingering illness. Being 71 years, 10 months and 19 days old. He was brot up in the Quaker church until 12 to 15 years of age, after which he united with the M. E. church. And has lived a conscientious Christian life ever since. At the age of 21 when the country was in need of soldiers, he enlisted in defense of his country in the 10th Indiana Vol. Inf. in company H., and served three years and three months. He was wounded at Mill Springs, Kentucky and was captured at Chicamauga and during the night escaped but after three days got back to his regiment again. He was married in 1865 to Elizabeth J. Bringham. Six children were born to them; five are still living. In 1878 his wife died. In 1880 he was married to Lydia C. Houser, who with ten children survive, one dying at the age of twelve years. He came to Kansas in 1883 and resided in Burlington twenty-three years. He was in the employ of the state during his residence in Lansing.
During his residence in Burlington, Mr. Scott served as city marshal and as sheriff of Coffey county, and was afterward engaged in business here.