Howard Scott

1866 - 1950

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1866 - 1950
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Numerous, steady and strong are the members of the Scott family of Provo. They have woven themselves into social relationships that have made a powerful force in the material, the political and the religious life of the community in which they live. The well-remembered pioneer father of the group, A

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Howard Scott


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


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Howard Scott

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Numerous, steady and strong are the members of the Scott family of Provo. They have woven themselves into social relationships that have made a powerful force in the material, the political and the religious life of the community in which they live. The well-remembered pioneer father of the group, Andrew Hunter Scott, came of sturdy stock in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was born in Middleton, Pennsylvania, August 21, 1815 and came to Utah September 26, 1851, a member of the Morris Phelps Company. In February 1838 he married Sarah L Sleeper whose family home was Bristol, New Jersey. To them were born five children. Two of the three girls remained with their mother in New Jersey. The two boys came with their father to Utah. On April 1, 1856 he married in Provo, Martha Ann Norton who came from Limestone, Alabama. They became the parents of six children. Andrew H. Scott made Provo his permanent home. From 1861 to 1874 he held the office of Bishop, he was superintendent of construction of the fort wall around the city in 1854, he built the first school house in the second ward, the first Utah County Courthouse 1867-78, a meeting house 1861-62, and the Provo Woolen Mills in 1870-74. He constructed canyon roads, bridges and dams on the Provo River and conducted an ox-train of forty-eight wagons across the plains in 1866. He was one of the organizers and president of the Utah County Agricultural and Home Manufacturing Society. He was a nurseryman, fruit dealer, and seed man. He served as City Recorder, Assessor, and Councilman. For six years he filled the office of Mayor of Provo City. His son, Howard Scott, was born in Provo, March 23, 1866, in a log cabin outside of the old fort wall. Full well he remembers the dirt floor and roof, and the open fireplace of that humble abiding place. His early days were spent in raising fruit and in farming. He frequently visited the first fruit orchard planted in Provo by his father, the first alfalfa seed sowed and the introduction of mulberry trees for use in the production of silk. He stood on a straw stack and watched the Union Pacific train as it passed along. The first school he attended was taught by Mrs. Oakley. It was held in an adobe building, a combination of house, still standing near the storehouse of Dixon Taylor Russell Company in Provo. The pupils paid their own tuition, about $2.50 a quarter. Their complete equipment was a slate and a reader. The desk consisted of a table along the sides of which the children sat on plank benches. When Howard was nine years of age, he was deeply grieved by the death of his father. When he was fourteen, he drove a team and hand-led a scraper on the railroad then being constructed from Echo to Park City. In Spanish Fork Canyon he worked making charcoal and in hauling timber for the D&RG Railroad. Upon his return to Provo he engaged in farming and cattle-raising. He enlarged his farm by purchasing property bordering Utah Lake. This he cultivated until 1907. At this date the waters of the lake covered most of his land and resulted in his buying in Charleston and Bagley Ranch on which he engaged in cattle raising and dairying. The days of his early youth had a profound influence upon his life. He became thrifty and prosperous. Little cared he if the herding of cows was assigned to him; little cared he if there were only seven houses south of the tracks between the highway on the east and the lake on the west and only eleven houses on the lake bottoms between a point south of what is now the Geneva Plant and the borders of Pleasant Grove. There was no water on Provo Bench until the Lake Bottom Canal was constructed. He remembers examining pieces of the old wall built of mud and straw about Provo to protect the settlers from Indian depredations. Against a broken part of this wall, Richard Stubbs placed stringers and made for his horses a stable. The lake bottoms, the feeding cattle, the songs of birds and the merry notes of laughter had not deprived Howard of a measure of romance. Had he not met Eunice L. Stubbs in quiet places beneath the trees, had he not persuaded her to become his wife, had he not on that memorable day, December 10, 1890, conducted her through the Manti Temple where he proffered her his complete confidence? As a result of this union, four sons and two daughters came to their home in Provo, and they were all welcome guests in a happy family. They prospered together. After the waters of the Utah Lake had receded, Howard moved back to Provo and once more assumed there the responsibilities of his vocation. He left his ranch at Charleston to the care of his eldest son. In 1932 the severest blow of his life befell him. On the second day of March of that year his bosom companion bade him farewell and sojourned to a mansion not built with hands. By 1936 he was ready to, and did, retire from active farming. Since that date he has spent his days among the flowers and vegetables in his garden, raising bounties for his folk and his friends on a portion of the sixty acres which his father bought for a yoke of oxen. He still enjoys to look at, and to drive, a good horse. Through the years he has advanced steadily in the Priesthood. Today this gray-bearded and silvery-haired man is a venerable High Priest, loyal to his Church and his people. He is an ardent worker in the Sons and Daughters of Utah Pioneers’ Organization to which he has contributed liberally of his means. As a rugged and loyal citizen, a true and faithful friend, and a just and honest man, we salute Howard Scott. Note: Salute to Howard Scott by Ed M. Rose was written July 21, 1947 and published in the Andrew Hunter Scott Bulletin, Vol. 4, Issue 1, February 10, 1970. He passed away February 5, 1950.

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Howard Scott was born in 1866
Howard Scott was 8 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Howard Scott was 21 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Howard Scott was 29 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Howard Scott was 39 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Howard Scott was 51 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Howard Scott was 63 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Howard Scott was 64 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Howard Scott was 75 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Howard Scott died in 1950 at the age of 84
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