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W. F. SCOTT

Bentonville City Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

WF
Feb 22 1863 - May 22 1928

*Obituary
Benton County Herald
Thursday, May 24, 1928

SCOTT, W.F. - W.F. Scott, 65 years old, prominent farmer and stockman, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon from cerebral hemorrhage at his home near Bentonville. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church, South in which he had been an active worker since coming to Bentonville with his family 14 years ago from Coldwater, Kan. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Genevieve, who teaches English in the Bentonville high school, and Miss Marietta, who graduates this month from Hendrix college at Conway, Ark. He is survived also by two brothers, John Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla. and A.E. Scott of Portland, Oregon and one sister, Mrs. Charles Benedict of Cherokee, Okla. Born in McClain county, Illinois Feb. 22, 1863 he moved to Colorado as a young man where he and his brother conducted a mercantile business. At the opening of the Cherokee strip he and his brothers and sisters took up claims and he lived in Oklahoma until moving to near Coldwater, Kans. where he engaged in ranching. Mr. Scott was married to Ethel Ritchey in Oklahoma when quite a young man and after living in Kansas they moved to Bentonville in 1914 and have lived on a farm just south of town since that time. He was an active worker in the church where he taught the men's bible class. His sudden death was a shock to his family and many friends.

*Obituary
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, May 24, 1928

W.F. Scott, aged 65 years, died suddenly at his home just south of the city limits shortly after noon Tuesday, May 22, 1928. He had been in apparently good health and ate a hearty meal at noon time. As was his custom he laid down for a short rest afterwards. A little later he started to get up and fell back dead. Mrs. Scott was alone at the time and went to the door and screamed for help. Her neighbor, R.P. Rife, came quickly and rendered what assistance he could. The sudden death of Mr. Scott was a shock to his many friends and acquaintances. He always looked the picture of health and was rarely ill. Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the M.E. Church, South, the Rev. W.T. Thompson officiating. Burial was made following the services in the City Cemetery. He was active in church and Sunday School work and was a member of the board of stewards and taught the Men's Bible Class. Mr. Scott was born in McLean county, Illinois February 22, 1863. When he was a young man he went to Colorado with his brother and entered the mercantile business, carrying supplies for the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, then under course of construction. When the Oklahoma strip was opened he and his brothers made the run and secured homesteads. There he met and married Miss Ethel Ritchey. Later Mr. and Mrs. Scott removed to western Kansas where he bought a ranch. In 1914 they moved to Bentonville and bought a farm near the city where he continued farming and raising Hereford cattle. He strongly believed that oil underlayed a great deal of the ground near Bentonville and helped to secure leases for drilling. Besides his widow, Mrs. Ethel Scott, he is survived by two grown daughters, Miss Genevieve Scott, teacher of English in the city schools, and Marietta Scott, who will graduate from Hendrix College at Conway in June; also by two brothers, John Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla. and A.E. Scott, Portland, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. Charles Benedict, Cherokee, Okla.

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1879 - 1963

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