Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Israel Dennis Scott

The following is in response to Christian Scott's reply on my August 5, 2011 post of Funeral Card Friday - Jennie Dillon Scott.

In th History of Edgar Co, Illinois, 1879, there are several biographical sketches on the Scott families.   On page 688, the sketches include Israel D. Scott and his brother R. L. Scott.  On page 689-690, William Scott, their father, is included.  The book can be found at Heritage Quest, which many public libraries offer.  Another location for locating some of the biographical sketches: 

     ISRAEL D. SCOTT, of the firm of Scott Bros., merchants, Scotland; he was born May 30, 1844, in this township, less than a mile north of his present place of business; during the years of his minority, he was engaged on the farm at home; some time later, he began farming on his own responsibility; at the same time, he was actively engaged in stock dealing and stock raising, and carried on the above-named pursuits until April, 1874, at which date he joined his brother (Robert L.) in the mercantile business; since that time they have enlarged their facilities, and are doing a flourishing and successful business, besides dealing to some extent in livestock.  He married Louisba McClure April 25, 1868; she was born in Vermilion Co., this State, April 9, 1850; they have five children, viz., William, Albert, Owen, Irwin and Samuel.

Death Certificate for Israel D Scott

Certificate and Record of Death
Full Name: Israel D Scott
Sex: Male Color: W Married
Birthplace: Edgar Co Date of birth: 6-10-1844
age 66 years 11 months 10 days
Died on the 20 day of May 1911 at about 9 pm
Last Occupation: Merchant
Place of birth: Chrisman, county of Edgar
Place of burial: Scottland, Ill Date of burial: May 22, Hour 12
Undertaker: John Wasson of Chrisman
How long in state: All life
Name of father: Wm Scott Birthplace of father: Ind
Maiden name of mother: Legate (added is Elizabeth)
Birthplace of mother: Ill
Informant: CR Scott
Address: Chrisman
Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
I hereby certify that I attended Deceased from Jan 23, 1911 ot May 20, 1911. That I last saw him alive on the 20th day of May 1911. That death occurred on date above, at about 9 o'clock pm and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the cause of his death was as hereunder written.
a. Cause of death: Bright's Disease - Duration 2 years
b. Contributory (Secondary): Exhaustion

Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scottland, Illinois
Melissa, Lucinda, and Israel D. Scott gravestones
Photo:  May 2010
Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scottland, Illlinois
Melissa L. Scott
Wife of I.D. Scott
Died May 31, 1881
Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scottland, Illinos
Lucinda P.
Wife of I. D. Scott
Died Sept  , 1892
Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scottland, Illinois
Israel D. Scott
Photo:  May 2010

 I have a copy of a letter from M.W. Riley, caretaker of the cemetery, to Paul Ingram.  Mr. Ingram sent the copy to my mother in 1991.
"Mr. Ingram:  There is no Chrisman Cemetery.  The Cemetery there is, The Cemetery you want has had several names.  Ingram - Scottland and now officially Prairie Township Chapel Cemetery.  Our records show
  William Scott 13 July 1819 - 16 Nov 1897
  Elizabeth "     , wife of Wim. 48 yrs 2 m 13 d
  Franklin Scott, son of Wm & EC 8 Jan 1885 21y 5m 28d
  Albert Scott, son of Wm & E, 12 Oct 1868  16y 8m 14d
  Owen Scott, Son of ID & ML, 27 Dec 1890, 17y 7m 15d
  Florence Scott, Dau of ID & L, 16 Jan 1888, 2y 2m 27d
  Scott, Infant Son of ID & ML, 6 Dec 1878 & Infant Son of ID & ML, 14 Apr 1880 (on same stone)
  Scott Samie, Son of ID & ML, 3 May 1880, 3y 8m 2d
  Scott, Melissa, Wife of ID, 31 May 1881, 31y 1m 22d
  Scott, Lucinda, Wife of ID, 1 Sep 1892, 38y 11m 19d
  Scott, Israel D, 1844-1911.
Since 2nd wife died in 1892, he may well have married Dillon in 1893 or 94.  Albert Leroy Dillon mother was Lois L. (Dawson) Dillon.  His grandfather I believe was Robert Edmond (1 Jan 1837 - 24 Oct 1908).  His grandmother Julia Ann Dillon (1890-1920).
This is the best I can do.  Its all been copied from the grave stones.  Books were destroyed or lost late 1940's.  Remade 1951 from the stones.  M. W. Riley"

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much, I appreciate you posting that. The tombstone photos and death cert info are new items for me. Interesting to see that he had kidney troubles, just like my father has. I'm sure our families have other connections, Edgar County has a very small set of surnames. I have a photo of my grandfather and his classmates circa 1920, he lived in Chrisman, might be some of your folk in it.