Name: John Winfield SCOTT
Birth: 25 JUN 1865 in Spafford, Wayne Twsp., LaFayette Co., Wisconsin
Death: 25 JUL 1940 in Beloit,Rock Co., Wisconsin
Burial: East Lawn Cemetery Beloit, Wis.
Occupation: Worked 34 years at Fairbanks, Morse & Co. In 1900 Census, he is listed as a farm laborer.
Member of Quarter Century Club at Fairbanks
Moved 1903 To Beloit from Juda, Wisconsin
Census: 1900 Shows John and Sarah living in Clarno Town, Green County, Wisconsin with 5 Kids ( Three sons Eara 11, George 10, and Alden 6, and two daughters Lila 4, and Luella 1). It also indicated that, at that time, there were 7 children, with 6 living.
Census: 1910 shows the family (5 children) living at 1225 Porter Ave. in Beloit. Indicates that there were 10 kids, with 9 living.
Census: 1920 Shows him, Sarah and Spurgeon (Mike) living at 1426 Hull Ave and working at Farm Machinery Co.
Spafford, Wisconsin does not appear on current maps. A 1878 map shows Spafford located
in the South Eastern corner of LaFayette County and in Wayne Township. Spafford is just south of what is now South Wayne. According to his obituary, South Wayne is where Alden (Al) Scott was born in 1892. The rest of the children were born in Green County, which is the next county East of LaFayette County. Spafford is approximately 25 mile west of Monroe and about 5 miles from the Illinois state line.
A "Certificate of Marriage" from Green County, WI confirms the date and place of marriage.
The father of John W., is shown as "John Scott" and the mother is shown as "unknown" or "could not
ascertain". The parents of Sarah are correct, except that "Cole" is shown for her mother, instead of "Kohl". This document is on hand in Green County filed in Volume 5, Page 182.
Father: John SCOTT b: ABT. 1841 in Ohio
Mother: Anna BUNNELL b: ABT. 1846 in New Jersey
Sarah F. HUMMEL b: 8 MAR 1863 in Orangeville, Illinois
4 DEC 1884
in Jefferson Township, Green Co. Wisconsin
- Walter Winfield SCOTT b: 27 OCT 1885 in Jefferson Township, Green County , Wisconsin
- Eva SCOTT b: 9 JUL 1889 in Green County, Wisconsin
- George Harrison SCOTT b: 22 DEC 1890 in Green County , Wisconsin
- Alden Lee SCOTT b: 28 DEC 1892 in South Wayne, Wisonsin
- Lyla C. SCOTT b: JUN 1895
- Naola Mae SCOTT b: ABT. 1898 in Green County, WI
- Luella Blanche SCOTT b: 9 MAY 1899 in Juda, Wisconsin
- John W. SCOTT b: ABT. 1900 in Green County, WI
- Spurgeon R. SCOTT b: 13 JUL 1902 in Juda, Wisconsin