Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
DANIEL A. SCOTT is a farmer residing
in Adams county, six miles southwest of Ritzville, and was born in Rio,
Columbia county, Wisconsin, March 31, 1869. He was the son of Kennedy
and Ann (Buchanan) Scott, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of
Paisley, Scotland. The mother came to the United States with her
parents in 1850 and located at Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin.
Mr. Scott is a man of finished education.
He taught school four years in Wisconsin and came west in 1890 and entered
the employ of his grandfather, Daniel Buchanan, who was one of the earliest
settlers and a business man of Ritzville. In the spring of 1891 our
subject purchased eight hundred and eighty acres of Big Bend soil upon
which he now lives. He has since added to his original holdings until
he now has eleven hundred and twenty acres all in one body and all under
cultivation. He has his land well improved and keeps an abundance
of live stock and farm implements to prosecute his business. In 1903
he erected a strictly modern ten-room house of white pressed brick,-- probably
the handsomest farm house in Adams county.
In 1895 Daniel A. Scott was married to Alma
King, daughter of J. H. and Ellen S. (Grover) King, who crossed the plains
by mule teams in 1880, locating in Umatilla county, Oregon. To this
union have been born three children, Nellie L., Anna E., and Kennedy.
Mr. Scott is a Republican in politics, and
both he and Mrs. Scott belong to the Congregational church. In fraternity
circles, Mr. Scott is identified with F. and A. M., the K. of P. and the
K. O. T. M. Mrs. Scott also is a member of the latter society.