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Clarence Scott
Birth: Apr. 9, 1848
North Greenfield
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: 1912
Swarthmore
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Businessman. With his brothers Thomas Seymour Scott and Edward Irwin Scott, he formed a paper commission company. However, in the 1870s the economy was weak, forcing Clarence and Irwin to borrow $2,000 from Irvin's in-laws, the Rev. Zerah T. and Sarah Maria Foote Hoyt in 879. They aded this to the original capital stock of the two brothers and Clarence then joined Irwin in the founding of Scott Paper Company. The toilet paper they marketed was not invented by the Scott Brothers (attributed to Joseph Gayetty in 1857). However, they were the first to successfully brandname the product, starting from selling toilet paper from a push cart in the streets of Philadelphia. Among its many achievements, Scott Paper Company also gave the world ScotTissues and is attributed with inventing the paper towel, one of the most important health prevention inventions, originally designed for school teachers to give to children with colds (to wipe their noses and thus not spread disease). Another contribution of the Scott family was the Great Scott bicycle, but this was not very successful and the brothers concentrated on their successful paper business, which was bought by Kimberly-Clark in 1995. (bio by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak) 
 
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  Mary Mattoon Shiland Scott (1848 - 1914)*
 
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Burial:
Eastlawn Cemetery
Swarthmore
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Record added: Apr 22, 2002
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