Harsey King Scott

6 May 1835–20 August 1910 (Age 75)
Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life of Harsey King

When Harsey King Scott was born on 6 May 1835, in Tompkins, New York, United States, his father, John Hamilton Scott, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Hoffmire, was 32. He married Maria A. Fairbrother on 7 September 1857, in Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Vernon Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 20 August 1910, in Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Otho, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harsey King Scott
Maria A. Fairbrother
Marriage: 7 September 1857
James Orin Scott
Samuel H Scott
Marietta Scott
Sara H Scott
John H. Scott
William Edward Scott
Jesse K. Scott
Homer Samuel Scott
Hattie May Scott
George W. Scott
Lilly Scott
Marion LeRoy Scott

Spouse and Children

7 September 1857
Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John Hamilton Scott






    William R. Scott




    Cemantha Scott


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 21

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone with Scottish connections.2 Scottish and Irish: ethnic name for a Gaelic speaker.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harvey Scott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harry K Scott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harcey K Scott, "United States Census, 1910"

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