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.
"Passing of Simon Scott.
"Well Known Citizen Dies on Monday Afternoon.
"Simon Scott died at his home at Russell, Monday evening (sic),
after weeks of suffering from cancer. He was born and raised in
Benton township, and resided on the old home place until he
located with his family in town, and purchased a home several
years since. He was past middle age in life and had ever been
a good citizen. He is survived by a wife and grown family of
The Chariton Leader
5 September 1918