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 Jesse Walter Scott

Jesse Walter Scott

Birth
Pittsburg, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 28 Oct 2012 (aged 105)
Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 100013085 · View Source
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Jesse Walter Scott died peacefully at home at the age of 105 on Sunday, October 28, 2012. He was born in Pittsburg, New Hampshire on August 13, 1907, son of Rachel (Cairns) and Gilbert Scott. He attended schools in Pittsburg until the age of 16, when he became a guide for sportsmen. The income helped the family survive. As a native of Pittsburg, Jesse developed a love of the wilderness at an early age. He was a guide in Pittsburg for 16 years and led special hunting parties on a 100 mile canoe trip down the Allagash River in Maine for nine years. He guided Moose hunting expeditions to Quebec, Canada. Jesse traveled throughout the United States competing in Sportsman Shows displaying his skills in log-rolling, canoe tilting and jousting, and fly casting, in which he was considered an expert and held the title of New Hampshire Champion for many years. He had a pilot operators license for small aircrafts. In 1931, Jesse started working as a deputy Conservation Officer for the State of New Hampshire and became a full-time Conservation Officer in the Newport/Lake Sunapee area in 1941. Work was interrupted during World War II when he volunteered in the army and became a member of the 10th Mountain Division ski troops in Colorado then stationed in Italy. After the war, Jesse returned to his conservation work. He was promoted to District Chief for District 3 in 1962 and retired after 31 years in 1972. Jesse was well-known for his management of nature and the protection of the environment working to make it good for both the wildlife and sportsmen and was nicknamed "man of the woods". He was a bodyguard for President Eisenhower during his visit to New Hampshire. In 1961 he was part of the first Polaris snowmobile trip on the Allagash in Maine sponsored by the National Geographic Magazine and Supreme Court Justice Douglas. After retirement, Jesse served three terms as a state representative in Concord. In 1976, he was sworn in as a deputy sheriff for Sullivan County and served as a court bailiff for eight years. He was appointed a New Hampshire Crime Commissioner for 8 years by Governor Thompson. Jesse enjoyed fishing, hunting, fly tying, snowmobiling and four wheeling. He was known for playing the "fiddle" and held weekly competitions at the farm playing pool. He received the Boston Post Golden Cane Award in 2003 and the 10th Mountain Division Ice Axe in 2006 for being the oldest living veteran of WWII 10th Mt. Division. On September 24, 2011 Jesse received the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire recognition and pin in grateful appreciation of sixty years of Masonic membership in the Cheshire Mount Vernon Lodge #23 and was the oldest Mason in NH. He was a member of the New Hampshire Guide Association, Conservation Officers Association, New Hampshire Chief of Police Association, Special Deputy Forest Fire Warden, an honorary member of numerous local N.H. Fish & Game Clubs, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the New Hampshire Republicans Committee were other organizations he was a member of. He contributed to the State Executive Committee of the YMCA. In 1988, Jesse donated a rare 1897 cloth poster containing a synopsis of fish & game laws, and a law book dated 1890 to the Fish & Game museum in Concord, NH. Veteran's Day, 2010 he was "ordered" to report to the Newport common to be the first to light and fire off the cannon. The Newport Historical Society wrote a 250th year Historical book about the Town of Newport in 2011 and Jesse had the honor of the tribute page. April, 2012, the American Legion honored Jesse at the Newport Opera House by having "Jesse Scott‘s Climb to Glory" day. On July 25, 1943, Jesse married Avis L. Brown of East Corinth, Maine and they lived in Newport for 62 years. Avis predeceased Jesse in 2005,as well as two grandsons Anthony Paul Antosiewicz in 1972 and Richard Jesse Scott, Jr. in 2009 and his son, Richard in 2010. Survivors are his two daughters Molly O'Brien and her husband Harlen of North Sutton, NH, and Maxine Houle and her husband Steven of Westmoreland, NH. Grandchildren are Christopher Lemay of Newport, NH, Eric Lemay and his wife Kymberly of Lempster, NH, Jesse Antosiewicz and his wife Michelle of Barrington, NH, Daniel Antosiewicz and his wife Jennifer of Keene, NH, Laree Townsend and her wife Cindy of Lempster, NH, Gilbert Scott of Rumford, Me., Stephen Scott of Nashville, Tennessee, Vickie Scott of Conroe, Texas, Sherry Scott of Phonix, Arizona., Jessica Anne Scott of Elmonte, Calif., and Terry Scott of West Stewartstown, NH. One special niece, Lorene "Skip" Young of Pittsburg, NH as well as great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating Jesse's life on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Newport Opera House starting at 11:00 am, followed by a reception. The burial will be at the Eastman Cemetery on North Road in Sunapee, NH at 2:00 pm. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please honor Jesse Scott's memory by taking a walk in the woods and enjoying a moment to watch or listen to some aspect of nature with your family or friends. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at www.newtonbartlett.com


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  • Created by: BenHertz Looking Back
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100013085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Walter Scott (13 Aug 1907–28 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100013085, citing Eastman Cemetery, Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by BenHertz Looking Back (contributor 47168279) .