John Gibson Scott

1874–10 February 1939 (Age 65)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Gibson

When John Gibson Scott was born in 1874, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Gibson Scott, was 30 and his mother, Emily Smith, was 29. He married Dorothy E. Killian on 28 November 1895, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 10 February 1939, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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John Gibson Scott
1874–1939
Dorothy E. Killian
1874–1940
Marriage: 28 November 1895

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1895Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 10
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 22
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Scutt

    Sources (23)

    • Jno Scott in household of John G Scott, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
    • John Scott in entry for Dorothy Scott, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • John G Scott, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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