Published obituary of Newton Scott. Source is not known, but probably was from the Osceola Sentinel or Osceola Tribune, Osceola, Iowa, March 1925.
Newton Scott, son of Hullum and Mary A. Scott, was born April 4, 1841, in Putman county, Indiana, and passed away at his home in Osceola, Iowa, March 2, 1925, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 28 days.
He came to Iowa, with his parents, in 1856 at the age of 15 years and settled in Monroe county. In August, 1866, he was united in marriage to Hannah Margaret Cone, and came to Clarke county, Iowa, in 1867, and resided in and near Murray, Iowa, until 1896, when he moved to Osceola, Iowa, where he spent the remainder of his days. To this Christian home and union were born nine children, five daughters and four sons, seven of whom are living and were present at the funeral. They are: Mrs. F. W. Miller, Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. W. E. Dalby and Mr. A. C. Ccott *sic* of Independence, Kansas, Dr. E. N. Scott of Hinsdale, Illinois, Mr. E. P. Scott, Mrs. Bessie S. Rarick and Miss Tot Scott of Osceola, Iowa. One daughter died at the age of eleven years and one son in infancy.
The following brothers and one sister are left to mourn his death: William and Wiley S. Scott of Albia, Iowa, T. B. Scott of Sioux City, Iowa, B. F. Scott and Mrs. Amanda Cone of Murray, Iowa. His wife preceded him in death March 7, 1911.
Mr. Scott was one of a number of Methodists who joined the First Methodist Church of Murray, and helped to organize and finance the building of the M. E. church there and has lived a consistent Christian life to the last.
Newton Scott enlisted in Company A, 36th Iowa Infantry on the 9th day of August, 1862, and was discharged August 24, 1865, after three years of service.
Nearly forty years of his life were spent as Railway Mail clerk, retiring at the age of seventy-two years.
Funeral services were held at the late residence Thursday at 2:00 p. m., conducted by the Rev. C. S. Burnette. Interment was made in Maple Hill cemetery.
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