|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1866|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1914|
Aged 47y 10m 29d; died in Dallas, Texas
When a useful and prominent citizen is taken away by death, it is naturally impossible for thoughtful people not to feel a shock and sense of loss. We put the correct estimate on the value of men when death removes them. In the presence of every-day affairs we take their activities and aspirations as the common expression of their character and think little about it.
Over thirty years ago, Edgar S. Scott came to Springfield a mere boy. He had nothing upon which to rely for the success of his life, but the upright instruction he received in a christian home, aided by good physical health and an earnest will. The tendency of his career was fixed by the training of his home life. Mr. Scott grew in importance in the business community and in the social life of the city upon the visible excellence of his fitness and qualifications, and he went on step by step until he was the head of the Franklin Life Insurance company, the largest financial institution in Springfield, and held a prominent place among the most important insurance men in the country.
The life of this man, now suddenly taken away, is full of suggestion to the boys who feel that their opportunities are small and unpromising. Diligence, trustworthiness, capability and affability are still at a premium, as the life of Mr. Scott has shown in a condition and situation where all can see it. The effect of such a life as his no one can measure exactly; but it is certain that it has left a good impress on this city, and that his record will long be pointed to as an encouragement to all who have ambition to get on in the world and to help their fellows. He died at the age of 48. In human estimation, he should have had at least twenty years more of useful life. IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 3-25-1914
Caroline Brown Scott (1868 - 1931)
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Abbey Mausoleum; Left Corr, Row C, Crypt 3
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Mar 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18667428