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Delaware County, Iowa


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John Walter Scott, D. V. S.


Hazel Green Township



       Dr. John Walter Scott, who is engaged in the practice of veterinary surgery in Manchester, having located here in 1889, is a native of London, Ontario, born January 12, 1862. His parents were John B. and Agnes (Douglas) Scott, the former born in London, Ontario, in 1824, and the latter in Roxburgh, Scotland, in 1822. The father was a farmer by occupation and died in London in 1882, when he had reached the age of fifty eight years. The mother passed away two years later at the age of sixty two. Their family numbered six children: Annie and Andrew D., both of whom are deceased; John W., of this review; Thomas W. and George A., twins, the former a resident of Omaha, Nebraska, and the latter of Waterloo, Iowa; and James S., who was a minister of the Presbyterian church but is also deceased.

       Dr. John Walter Scott was educated in the schools of Ontario, and took a course in the Collegiate Institute at Strathroy, Ontario. After completing his studies the Doctor engaged in farming for five years but the tilling of the soil did not appeal favorably to him and deciding upon the practice of veterinary surgery as a life work, to this end he entered the Ontario Veterinary College, from which he graduated in 1888. Subsequently he pursued his profession in Memphis, Tennessee, one year, and then came to Manchester and opened and office, the date of his arrival here being May 30, 1889. In the years that have passed he has built up a large and lucrative practice, in which he has proven his skill and ability.

       Dr. Scott was married February 9, 1891, to Miss Matilda Smith, who was likewise a native of London, Ontario, and a daughter of Archibald and Margaret (Graham) Smith, both deceased. Dr. and Mrs. Scott have become the parents of a son and daughter; John Byron, who is pursing a pharmaceutical course; and Nellie T., who is a graduate of the high school at Manchester of the class of 1914, and is at home.

       The Doctor is a staunch supporter of republican principles and formerly served as vice president of the republican central committee but resigned in 1912. He was also for three years an efficient and able member of the city council. In the line of his profession he is a member of the Iowa State Veterinary Association, of which he is now serving as president, and for ten years he has been assistant state veterinarian. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church, while his fraternal relations connect him with the Knights of Pythias and with the Modern Woodmen of America. He is well known and highly respected not only in his immediate community but throughout his portion of the county, where he has many friends.  



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 258-259. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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