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John Adams Scott and Elizabeth Stanley Scott

John Adams and Elizabeth Scott

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: 3/16/1929


Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert B. Stanley of Ashland announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann, to John A. Scott, which took place Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in Papillion at the home of Rev. Mr. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Leon White and daughter, Jean, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harnsberger, were the only guests present at the ceremony. Immediately following the service the group motored to Omaha for a wedding dinner at the Hotel Fontenelle.

The bride wore a smart frock of blue and tan georgette crepe with a coat of tan broadcloth trimmed with moleskin. A small hat of similar shade with shoes and gloves to match completed the costume.

Both the bride and groom were born and reared in Ashland and are graduates of the Ashland high school. For many years Mr. Scott has been identified with Scott's Grocery store that was established by his father in 1874. By his courtesy and fair treatment he has built up an enviable business reputation and is one of the substantial citizens of Ashland. Mrs. Scott has been connected with the store for several years as bookkeeper. She is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and is a charming young woman who has the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends who wish her happiness in her married life.

Mr. Scott is having a new house of Dutch Colonial design built for his bride in the north eastern part of the city and as soon as it is ready for occupancy they will begin housekeeping there.

John Adams Scott House

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: August 8, 1945


John Scott Retires After Fifty-two Years in Business

A business change of major proportions was effected this past week when H. W. Schuldt purchased Scott's Grocery, thereby bringing retirement to the Scott family, who had conducted the store in Ashland for 71 years. Mr. Schuldt will operate the store under the name of Bud's Market.

Mr. Schuldt bought the building as well as the business.

Inventory on the stock was made Sunday, and Mr. Schuldt took possession Monday morning. The deal was a surprise to most folks, whose first knowledge of the change came as they dropped in to shop.

Mr. Schuldt is an experienced grocery man, having been connected with the business for many years. Saturday was the anniversary of 11 years in business in Ashland for Mr. Schuldt.

Mr. and Mrs. John Scott and the boys are taking a well-earned rest. They have surmounted enormous difficulties during the past months, with goods and labor shortage, wartime restrictions, long hours, etc. They have given the public excellent service, and their many friends wish them well.

The help at the store is staying on, with Mike Hooker in the meat department and Clem Scott and George Grauerholz clerking. Mrs. Schuldt is cashier. They are in need of three additional clerks, according to Mr. Schuldt.

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette

Jordan Medal Presented Friday

The bronze Jordan Medal was presented to John Scott Friday evening at an open meeting at the Masonic Hall. Senior Warden H. F. Starns made the presentation to his brother-in-law on behalf of Pomegranate Lodge.

The Jordan medal is held by the Mason who has been longest a member, and it is relinquished only upon death. J. B. Parks last held the Ashland lodge's Jordan medal. (There is also a gold Jordan medal, presented to the Nebraska Mason initiated the longest ago.) Mr. Scott was initiated by Pomegranate Lodge in 1902.

Worshipful Master Carl Poggemeyer presided over the meeting and extended a welcome. Bruce Taylor spoke on behalf of the past masters of the lodge and praised Mr. Scott for his many years of service.

Lloyd Edwards, assistant custodian of the Grand Lodge, greeted the honoree on behalf of the Grand Master in Nebraska and spoke briefly on "Masonry as a builder of temples," using two songs "How Lovely Art Thy Dwellings" and "We Would be Building," in connection with his talk. Mrs. Bruce Taylor was accompanist.

Chaplain Ralph Yochum closed the meeting with prayer after which refreshments were served by Larry Smith, Gary DeFoil and Mrs. Carl Poggemeyer. Among the crowd who turned out to honor Mr. Scott were friends from Lincoln, Greenwood, and Council Bluffs, as well as from Ashland.

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Obituaries and Related News Clippings

Reprinted from Ashland Gazette: July 3, 1969

Retired Merchant Dies at Age of 90

John A. Scott, 90, died Sunday (Friday), June 27, at the Methodist hospital, Omaha.

Funeral services for the veteran Ashland merchant who retired in 1945 were held Monday afternoon, June 30, at the First Congregational church. The Rev. Inez Lacy officiated. Mrs. Warren Robinson provided organ selections. Pallbearers were George Grauerholz, Jerald Bates, Warren Robinson, Carl Poggemeyer, Robert Fricke, and John Peterson. Burial was in Ashland Cemetery. Marcy Mortuary made the arrangements.

John Adams Scott, son of William Clement and Mary Shedd Scott, was born in Ashland on Oct. 16, 1878. He married Elizabeth Stanley May 12, 1929. Two sons, John William of Omaha and Donald Stanley of Concord, Calif. were born to them.

The Scott Grocery was founded in 1874, and Mr. Scott was its owner many years until his retirement in 1945. He was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church. He belonged to Pomegranate Lodge No. 110, A.F. & A.M., since 1902, and had held the Jordan Medal, which goes to the Mason longest in the lodge, for the past several years. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Shrine bodies of Masonry.

He is survived by his wife and sons; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Scott Millener, and one niece, Mrs. Roy Geesey, both of San Diego, Calif.

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Reprinted from Ashland Gazette, June 17, 1971

Mrs. John Scott Dies at Her Home

Mrs. John Scott, 68, died at her home Saturday evening, June 12.

Funeral services were held at the First Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, June 16, with the Rev. Inez Lacy officiating. Mrs. Warren Robinson played organ selections. Pallbearers were Jerald Bates, Robert Fricke, George Grauerholz, John Peterson, Carl Poggemeyer, and Warren Robinson. Burial was in the Ashland Cemetery.

Elizabeth Anne Stanley, daughter of A.B. and Rose May Stambaugh Stanley, was born in Ashland Jan. 27, 1903. She married John Scott at Papillion on May 12, 1929. They were active for many years in the management of Scott's Grocery, which was founded in Ashland by Mr. Scott's father in 1874.

Mrs. Scott was a member of the First Congregational church of Ashland and of Chapter BD, P. E. O.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. H. F. Starns, of Ashland; by two sons, William Scott of Omaha and Donald Scott of Concord, Calif; and by seven grandchildren. Her husband died in June, 1969.

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Ashland Cemetery, Saunders County, Nebraska

John Adams Scott and Elizabeth Stanley Scott are buried in Ashland Cemetery.

John Adams and Elizabeth Scott's Tombstone

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