Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Howard Scott

HOWARD SCOTT, a farmer living in section 24, township 31, range 18, in Osage township, Labette county, Kansas, has been one of the prominent citizens of the county for many years. He is a son of William and Marian L. (Sanford) Scott, and was born in Ohio, September 11, 1869.

William Scott was born in Williams county, Ohio, in 1844, and is a farmer by occupation. His wife was also a native of that state. They had five children, namely: Lovisa J. (Freshour), who lives in Labette county; M. Ernest; Manoah and Albert, deceased; and Howard.

Howard Scott remained at home, - assisting his father on the farm, - until he was twenty-one years old. He attended the schools of the county when he was not needed at home. In July, 1874, he moved with his parents to Labette county, where he has since resided. He was married at the age of twenty-one years, and settled on the farm where he now lives. He has been an energetic, thrifty worker, and his success has been entirely due to his own efforts. He raises considerable stock, and follows general farming. Mr. Scott has made many improvements on the farm, and it presents a well kept appearance.

Mr. Scott was married to Mary A. Craft, who is a daughter of John Craft. They have been blessed with four children, whose names are: Charles; Alonzo; John L.; and Emma. Mr. Scott is a member of the Populist party. Mrs. Scott is a member of the Baptist church.