Biography of Oscar W. Scott
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Oscar White Scott. Was born in Greene county, Illinois, September 24, 1826, being the fourth child of John W. and Margaret White Scott. He attended the common schools of his birthplace, where he received his education. In 1847 he entered Company D, Captain Bristow, Sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, for service in the Mexican War. He served till peace was declared, and then returned to Illinois, where he resided till April 1, 1852, when he started for California. At St. Joe, Missouri, a company of three wagons and seventeen men was made up. His wife accompanied him They Caine by the Fort Kearney, Fort Laramie, and Canon route, having a pleasant journey, and making the trip in the short space of one hundred and five days. They entered this State at Volcano, Amador county, where Mr. Scott began mining, and remained there till fall. He still continued in that business at various places till the fall of 1856. In 1857 he moved to Healdsburg, where he lived till September, 1858, when he went to Point Arena, Mendocino county, and engaged in fanning and stock raising. He spent 1861 and 1862 in the Nevada silver mines. In 1866 he moved to Bridgeport, and in 1867 he moved to Cuffey's Cove. In 1869 he erected the first blacksmith, shop in that place, which he sold in 1870 to Mr. Brown. He is now engaged in speculating. April 2, 18.52, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Green Logan, born August 19, 1832, and died November 16, 1865. Their children are: William J., born December 23, 1852; Edgar WT., born August 17, 1854; Frank, born, April 3, 1856. They have lost: Flora born January 3, 1858; Arthur H., born May 20, 1859; and Blanch A. and Florence (twins), born August 14, 1861. July 4, 1868, he married Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Vines, a native of Tennessee, born January 31, 1833; the widow of Solomon Vines. Her two children by her first marriage are: Frances M., born January 21, 1860; and Hattie, born June 11, 1861. There are no children by the last union.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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