Aaron S. Scott is buried in Salem Cemetery Lot No. 26/20 with
his wife Elizabeth (Wells) Scott, three of their children and her
parents, David and Lucy Wells. He shares a tombstone with Elizabeth,
upon which his inscription reads, "Aaron S. Scott, Born Nov. 21st 1826,
died Jan. 8th 1899.
"Mr. Aaron Scott of Russell, one of the oldest residents of this
county, and a brother of Mrs. J.A.J. Bentley of this city, died at his
home last Monday morning after an extended illness. A more
extended notice will appear next week."
The Chariton Democrat
13 January 1899
"By the death of Aaron Scott, which occurred at his home in
Russell on Monday morning, January 9, Lucas county lost one
of her oldest and most highly regarded citizens. He had been ill
for nearly two years with paralysis, and his death was not
unexpected. Funeral services were held at the Salem church
in Benton township on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted
by Rev. O.D. Ellett of Russell, after which the remains were
interred in the Salem cemetery.
"Aaron Salter Scott was born in Jackson county, Indiana, in
November 1826. In 1847 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Wells,
who with four children survive him, and in their sorrow have the
sympathy of many friends. Deceased with his family came to Iowa
in 1849 and resided in Benton township until about five years ago
when he moved to Russell. For many years he had been a faithful
member of the M.E. church. He was quiet and unassuming but
agreeable at all times, and ever ready to discharge every duty
in accordance with his convictions of right. He was a good man
in every sense of the word and was greatly admired for his sterling
qualities of mind and heart. The solid worth of the man, his good
Judgment, his unselfishness and devotion to duty, his kindness
of heart - these won for him staunch friends in every walk of life,
whose faith in him never wavered. But his career is ended. His life
record made up, and many hearts are saddened by the thought that
he has been taken away. His was a noble nature and worthy
of lasting remembrance."
The Chariton Democrat
20 January 1899
Note: another obituary, this from The Chariton Patriot of
12 January 1899, may be found in the September archives.