Obituary of Susan Etta Scott and later William Slaughter Scott

These two newspaper clippings from a file of Jessie Virginia Scott Williams.

Notes on family of William Slaughter Scott
b. August 9, 1832 d. January 25, 1905
m. August 17, 1854 to Sarah Jane Ament
(b. March 23, 1833; d. June 26, 1925)

William Slaughter Scott was brother to Henry W. Scott
Sarah Jane Ament Scott was wife of William Slaughter Scott
John H. Scott was son of William Slaughter Scott
Susan Etta Scott was wife of John H. Scott
Cletus W. Scott was brother to John H. Scott
          b. June 9, 1869 d. May 11, 1909

"From a Cameron Missouri Paper (1901)" --- handwritten note at bottom of page


Mrs. Susan Etta Scott, wife of J. H. Scott, was born at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, July 31, 1862, and departed this life at her home in Cameron, Missouri, February 23, 1901, aged 38 years, 6 months, and 25 days. The deceased was married to her now bereaved husband, December 10, 1887, at Winchester, Kentucky from which union three children were born, the youngest, a little girl about 18 months old, and two boys, these with the father are left to mourn her departure. She had lived in this place less than one year, this last time, though most of her life was spent near Cameron, where she was reared. She was well known by a large circle of acquaintances and friends. In the year 1885 she was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and had lived with eternity in view from that time. During her sickness she stated to some one that "if she should die she knew she would go to heaven, for this had been her thought for years." Her disease was protracted, continuing for more than a year, gradually minifying her strength, until frail posture could no longer withstand the waste - hence the departure of soul from body ensued. She has gone to God; to he we trust, with Him forever -- while the husband, and precious children are left in the struggle of human life. The dealings of the Heavenly Father are mysterious, yet always kind. We may not understand them now, but after awhile He will make them plain. The tears are all on this side. The redeemed hosts are gathering over there, where no sorrow, nor crying, nor parting can come. May this entire family ultimately be united in the home of God. The funeral service was held in First. M.E. church Monday at 2 p m, conducted by Dr. Carothers, attended by a large number of sympathizing friends, after which her body was buried in the Packard cemetery to mingle with kindred dust.

Card of Thanks

To the many kind neighbors and friends who assisted us and ministered to my beloved wife during her sickness and death, and to all who in any way sympathize with us in our sad affliction we hereby extend grateful appreciation and sincere thanks. J. H. SCOTT


The following from 1905

Referring to: William Slaughter Scott b. August 9, 1832 d. January 25, 1905

Card of Thanks

We take this means of expressing our thanks to friends and neighbors for their kindness to us in our recent affliction in the loss of husband and father.
The many kind expressions of sympathy, and assistance shall ever be remembered.
May God bless and reward you (is) our wish.


Ceciliana R.F.D. No. 1