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      John Y. Scott, one of Weed’s best known citizens, has retired from active business affairs and is giving his attention to his various private interests.  Born in Siskiyou county on the 14th of October 1880, he is a son of Samuel and Ellen (Quigley) Scott, both members of families who were numbered among the honored old pioneers of Siskiyou county.  The father came to this locality from Pennsylvania in 1852, crossing the Isthmus of Panama and landing at San Francisco.  He did his first mining on Feather river and then went to old Shasta, near Redding, Shasta county, mining in various parts of the district.  In his mining at Orofino he met with fair success.  A short time later he moved to Edgewood, where he acquired eight hundred acres of land, on which he carried on farming and stock raising until his death, which occurred in 1914.  His wife died at the age of eighty years and both are buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Fort Jones.  They were the parents of six children, as follows:  Mary, who is the wife of C. S. Hammond, a rancher at Fort Jones; Ernest, who formerly was a rancher but is now engaged in business in Weed; John Y., of this review; Alice, who died young; Claire, who is the wife of Willard Stone, a mechanic in the employ of the Long-Bell Lumber Company; and Eva, the wife of Thomas Boswell, of Redding, California.

      John Y. Scott received his education in the grade schools of Siskiyou county, and during many years followed ranching and cattle raising.  Finally he moved to Weed, retiring from agricultural pursuits, and is now giving his attention to his private interests.  Mr. Scott is the owner of several valuable rental properties in Weed and is very comfortably situated.

      In 1908 Mr. Scott was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude Dobbins, whose parents came across the plains to California in an early day.  Mr. and Mrs. Scott are the parents of three children, namely:  Vernis and Wyna, who graduated from the University of California in 1930; and Allen, who is in the grade schools.  Mr. Scott gives his political support to the republican party, but in local elections is an independent voter.  Hunting and fishing are his favorite forms of recreation and among his associates he is genial and companionable.




Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W. Major History of the Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 86-87. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Joyce Rugeroni.



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