Biography of E. H. Scott
Erie County, PA Biographies





E. H. Scott, proprietor of the E. H. Scott Transportation Company, is widely known as a successful business man. He was born in Chicago, Dec. 14, 1874, and is a son of John H. and Alice (Smith) Scott.

John H. Scott was a native of Utica, N. Y., born in 1840. He died in 1923, at Beloit, Wis., and his wife, who was born in 1856, died at the age of 26 years, when E. H., the subject of this sketch, was eight years old. He was their only child.

E. H. Scott was reared and educated in Chicago. After several years spent with the Ringling Bros. circus, he entered the employ of the Downing Insurance Company of Erie. Later he enlisted in the navy and after four years service he returned to his former employment at Erie. In 1902 Mr. Scott engaged in the livery business, beginning with only one horse. He has established one of the largest transfer businesses in this part of the country and specializes in long distance moving and freighting, his route being from Cleveland to Buffalo. He operates 108 automobile trucks.

On July 7, 1896, Mr. Scott was united in marriage with Miss Henrietta Ham, the daughter of Michael and Mary Ham, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have no children.

Politically Mr. Scott is a Republican. He is a member of the Baptist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, and belongs to the Independent Order of. Odd Fellows and the Elks Lodge. He is a reliable and excellent citizen of his community.


From:
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis
1925

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