Simon Scott was the youngest of seven children of Aaron
and Elizabeth (Wells) Scott, who are buried at Salem Cemetery.
Simon and his wife, Lucy, are buried in the Russell Cemetery.
"Simon A. Scott
"Simon Asbury Scott was born on the old Scott homestead near
Chariton, Iowa, on Dec. 1st, 1860. He spent all his life on this farm
until March, 1914, when he retired from the farm and moved to
"He married Lucy Ellen Morris on Jan. 22, 1885. There are six
children in the family, all living, and all were present at his bedside
except Howard, who enlisted in the U.S. navy April 18, 1917.
"Mr. Scott united with the Salem Methodist Episcopal church on
the Russell charge in 1886. For many years he served this
church in official capacity and was a faithful attendant and
supporter of its services and enterprises.
"He had been ill for about seven months, but with great courage
and fortitude and the buoyancy of a remarkably hopeful and
cheerful nature he was able to ignore the ravages of the terrible
disease so that it has been but a few weeks that the public knew
that he was really sick, then he passed rapidly away. He ceased
at once to live and to work. He was of a jovial and sunny
temperament and made a host of friends. Everything possible was
done for his recovery but to no avail.
"He died at his home in Russell, Sept. 2, 1918, at the age of
57 years, 9 months and 1 day. He leaves his wife, two sons,
four daughters, seven grandchildren, one brother, David, of
Derby, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Emma McCurdy of Bremen, Ohio;
and many warm friends even to the extent of his acquaintance.
"Among those present at the last sad rites were Mr. Zeddie Wells
and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hamilton of Osceola; Dr. Robert Miller
and his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Miller, of Albia; Wm. Hobson, of
The Chariton Leader
5 September 1918