JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

John SCOTT, an old soldier, died at his home on Elm street last night from the 
effects of a congestive chill after an illness of twenty-four hours duration. 
Deceased was fifty-three years of age and removed to this city from near Orchardville, 
in Wayne county, about three weeks ago with the intention of making this his home. 
He worked all day Monday bud did not complain of any feeling of illness. During the 
night however he was taken with a congestive chill and his condition grew rapidly worse 
until his death came to his release. He was born in Wayne county and except during the 
term of his service in the army had always lived there until his removal to Mt. Vernon. 
During the rebellion he volunteered as a member of Company I, 48th Regiment Ill. Infantry 
and served with till his regiment was mustered out at the close of the war. 
He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death. 
All 6 of the children live in Wayne county except one son and one daughter who came here 
with the parents. 
The body was taken to the old home near Orchardsville this afternoon where the funeral 
and interment will take place tomorrow morning. 

December 14, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Nov 5, 1997 
 
 
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