William M. Scott


WILLIAM M. SCOTT, the efficient marshal of Steubenville, was born February 3, 1854, the son of John and Elizabeth (Irwin) Scott, who are residents of Steubenville. The father was born in Washington county, Penn., August 24, 1815. His mother, who was born at Steubenville, December 20, 1827, is the daughter of Robert and Nancy (Johnson) Irwin, the former of whom was born in county Down, Ireland in 1794 and came with his parents to America when he was two years old, and the latter was born in Middletown, Conn., in 1796. Mr. Scott has spent his entire life in Steubenville. He received his early education in the public school, and at sixteen years of age began the moulder's trade, and his attention was devoted chiefly to it for about twelve years, having been employed during that time in the Means foundry. WHile thus employed he was nominated in March, 1887, for the office of city marshal. He was elected and is now serving his second term, having been re-elected in the spring of 1889. Mr. Scott was married March 24, 1887, to Ada R. Powell, also a native of Steubenville, born September 1, 1865, daughter of Reuel and Ann H. (Dillon) Powell. Her father was born February 26, 1800 at Steubenville, where his parents had located about three years before, being among the earliest settlers. He was a man of considerable prominence in the city. The mother of Mrs. Scott was his second wife. The mother of Mrs. Scott was born in what is now Monongahela City, Penn., September 16, 1826, daughter of Humphrey and Mary Dillon, native Pennsylvanians. Mr. Powell died December 31, 1871 and some years afterward she was married to Joshua Manly, of Steubenville. She died April 20, 1888. Mr. Scott is a member of the K. of P. and in politics is an ardent republican; an honest, upright young man, he possesses the full confidence of the public.

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