Class of 1908
Elmer Grant Scott
June 7, 1886 – December 26, 1949
Elmer G. Scott, 65, son of Mrs. Catherine Scott, 522 Ivanhoe street, was found dead near his home in Springdale, Arkansas, Wednesday.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Newton funeral chapel Rev. W. C. Campbell, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery.
He was born June 7, 1886, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to John Henry and Catherine (Richardson) Scott. He came to Perry with his parents and graduated from Perry high school in 1908.
In 1912 he and Della Alice Barnett were married and settled in South Dakota.
During the war, he accepted a job with Bell Telephone company and later with Western Electric in Chicago as a radar specialist. He installed the radar equipment in the battleship, USS Oklahoma.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors, other than his mother, include one son, Delmer Scott of Encino, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Shoop, northwest of Perry, Mrs. Charles Postelwaite, 824 Ivanhoe street, and Mrs. Earl Hughes of Enid; and two grandchildren.
His wife preceded him in death in May of 1948.