Walter Thomas Scott

3 January 1903–January 1985 (Age 82)
Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

The Life of Walter Thomas

When Walter Thomas Scott was born on 3 January 1903, in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Albert William Scott, was 25 and his mother, Nellie Belle Deacon, was 24. He married Dorothy Leona Gilbreaith on 11 May 1929, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States. He lived in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Brooklyn, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in January 1985, in Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82.

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Walter Thomas Scott
Dorothy Leona Gilbreaith
Marriage: 11 May 1929

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    Dorothy Leona Gilbreaith


11 May 1929
Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 23

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Walter Scott in household of William J Montgomery, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Scott in household of Albert W Scott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter T Scott in household of Albert W Scott, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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