AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 1259
SCOTT, for a number of years
identified with the business interests of Danielson, Windham Co., Conn., is now
giving his attention largely, if not exclusively, to work as a photographer.
Scott, the father of Arthur, was a native of Fifeshire, Scotland, and when a
young man made his home in Carlisle, England, where he married Margaret Smith.
Having mastered the trade of a machinist, he followed that until
November, 1872, when the family left England, and coming to America, located at
Providence, R.I., where William Scott is still engaged as a machinist.
Scott, one of the thirteen children born to his parents, of whom five are now
living, was born in Carlisle, England, Feb. 9, 1868, and was about four years
old when his parents removed their family to this country.
His education was secured in the city schools of Providence, and from
school he entered the Gorham Manufacturing Company, and later a tailoring
establishment to become a cutter. For
a time he followed this trade in Providence and Boston, and in 1891 came to
Danielson to enter the employ of E.W. Hayward, with whom he remained two years,
when he bought out Mr. Hayward. For
five years he was engaged as a merchant tailor, when he sold out to William J.
Craig, who is still in business. Mr.
Scott was very successful, and at times employed as many as eight hands in his
Scott has a well deserved reputation as a teacher of dancing, and has won for
himself a large and well pleased patronage in this line.
Scott, like many others, has devoted his leisure hours to photography, and his
interest in the art has become so overmastering that he has made it his main
business. Recently he erected a
gallery in the rear of his home on Broad street, and as a photographer, makes
quality, and not quantity, his aim. He
does not care to turn out much work, but what he does he wishes to be worthy of
preservation. Mr. Scott built his
elegant home on Broad street in 1895, and it is counted one of the finest houses
in the borough.
Scott was married in Providence, R.I., to Bertha S., a daughter of Hon. Thomas
and Pauline (Kellogg) Davis. To this
union were born: Walton Bremner,
Jan. 7, 1896; Robert Davis, Oct. 6,
Scott is a Republican, and belongs to Moriah Lodge, No. 15, F. & A.M., at
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