Obit: Scott, Walter T. (1863 - 1945)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 02/24/1945; P 2

Scott, Walter T. (20 JUN 1863 - 22 FEB 1945)

NEILLSVILLE, Clark Co., Wis. - Funeral services will be conducted at the Schiller-Terhune Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for Walter Trench Scott, 81, retired pastor, who died at the Neillsville Hospital, 9 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Floyd Fahlgren will have charge of the rites and will be assisted by the Rev. G.W. Longenecker. Burial will take place at Wisconsin Dells. The body is now lying in state at the funeral home.

The Rev. Mr. Scott was born in Bury, England, on June 20, 1863 and received his early education there. He came to the United States and educated himself for the ministry, being ordained a Methodist Pastor in 1890. His marriage to Annie Schofield took place at St. Peter, Minn. In 1888. She died on Christmas Eve in 1917.

The first 15 years of his life in the ministry were spent in Minnesota, and in 1905 he came to Colfax, Wis. Later he went to Black River Falls, then to Brodhead and to Wisconsin Dells. In 1920 he came to Neillsville and in the same year was married to Nellie Patchin. In 1924 he moved to Durand, and for the past 10 years had resided at the home of his son, Jess, in Neillsville, Wis.

At one time Rev. Mr. Scott was chief of police at Morristown, Minn.

He is survived by four sons, George and Jess, Neillsville, and Earl and Stafford, Aurora, Ill.; by nine grandchildren and by three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Gertrude, died in 1923, and four brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

One grandson, Walter Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Scott, arrived Friday on leave from the Naval Training Station at Ann Arbor, Mich.



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