Ross C. Scott. - One of the representative citizens of Jefferson County was Ross C. Scott, deceased, who successfully
engaged in business at Adams for more than 30 years as a member of the firm of Scott & Whittier. He was born
at Worth, Jefferson County, Oct. 29, 1873, the son of Dexter B. and Catherine (Miller) Scott.
Dexter B. Scott, who lives retired at Watertown, was for many years a prominent farmer and stockman of Worth. He
has been a resident of Watertown since 1921.
Ross C. Scott attended the district schools of Jefferson County and was a graduate of Admits Collegiate Institute.
He taught school for some time at Worth and Rodman, and began his business career with the F. W. Woolworth stores
at New Haven, Conn. He later was assistant manager of the business at Yonkers, N. Y., but due to ill health was
obliged to sever his connections with that concern. He came to Adams in 1903 as an associate of the late H. F.
Overton, funeral director, and soon purchased the business. For a time he conducted the establishment in partnership
with his brother, Willis, under the firm name of Scott Brothers. Later he became a partner in the furniture and
undertaking business with Clarence A. Whittier, of Adams, and from 1918 until the time of his death in 1931 Mr.
Scott was owner of the establishment. It is now under the capable management of his son, R.
Clark Scott. An up to date establishment was built by Mr. Scott in 1929, and it is numbered among the fine
funeral homes of Northern New York.
On March 1, 1897, Mr. Scott was united in marriage with Miss Carrie M. Campbell, the daughter of John S. and Adelaide
(Newkirk) Campbell. They had three children: 1. R. Clark, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. 2.
Lois C., lives at Huntington, L. I. 3. Carolyn C., lives at Rochester, N. Y.
Mr. Scott was a Republican, a charter member of the Rotary Club and Citizens Club, and held membership in the First
Presbyterian Church. He was past master of Rising Sun Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 234; Past High Priest of Adams Chapter,
R. A. M. No. 205; Watertown Commandery, K. T. No. 11; Media Temple; and Cecelia Chapter, O. E. S. No. 156.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Jefferson County, NY
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