John William Scott

6 November 1844–16 October 1915 (Age 70)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Scott was born on 6 November 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Scott, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Meneary, was 29. He married Fanny Mariah Ellis on 12 January 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. In 1880, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as farms. He died on 16 October 1915, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Millville City Cemetery, Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John William Scott
Fanny Mariah Ellis
Marriage: 12 January 1874
John William Edward Scott
Ernest Royal Scott
Frances Mariah Scott
Rose Emeline Scott
Arthur Leroy Scott
David Moroni Scott
Harold Sylvester Scott

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish (Down): habitational and ethnic name from Middle English Scot ‘man from Scotland’. There is no evidence that the surname denoted either of the earlier senses of Scot as ‘(Gaelic-speaking) Irishman’ or ‘man from Alba’, the Gaelic-speaking region of Scotland north of the river Forth. This surname is also very common among African Americans.English and Scottish: from the rare Middle English personal name Scot (Old English Scott, possibly also Old Norse Skotr), only certainly attested in northern England.English: variant of Scutt .

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

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    John William Scott

    John William Scott was born on November 6, 1844 in Nauvoo, Illinois. He was the fifth child of twelve born to John Scott and Elizabeth Meneary. He was born during very troubled times in Nauvoo. It …

    Sources (54)

    • John W Scott in entry for Newel Edgar Scott, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Wm Scott Scott, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John W Scott, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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