Margaret Eakle Scott- obit and history

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Margaret Eakle Scott- obit and history - Mrs. Margaret Scott THE , T J m i Reposes in...
Mrs. Margaret Scott THE , T J m i Reposes in Last Sleep w Pioneer Departs in Her Birth Month plains. But sad to relate, the horse train was overhauled within a few Hundred miles and their condition was deplorable, Tlie subject of the in Los Geo. her. on life. in hus- P. Trip, In tho export Margaret Scott, one of the oldest all about what they would be tlolnig; through route awakened and Uos trip relative to California by California. "I said general California before. Ing east arc fact state Investigation found realization of California of the and most esteemed residents of Yolo I' county, died at her residence, 334 Court street, in thls-city this morning after a very brief period of 'Illness. About. 2 o'clock Wednesday morning she compla.ined ot a very sevei'e pain I sketch at the time of sotting off for in her heart. A physician was sum-J California was about 30 years ot ago inpned and pronounced It neuralgia i and bad previously followed Ihe voi'a- of the heart. He succeeded in allay-jtion of teaching school and was in ing the pain and she was feeling much j the very prime of an acllve life. Sha better all day Wednesday. There was, tells us Unit the saven months' Jour- nothing to indicate that her condition j ney across the plains was one long was serious Wednesday evening. She I outing, every moment of which was made no complaint until about mid-i enjoyed immensely except perchance night, whe " ' ' " Three .hours last in a gentle sleep. Her sudden death is a great shock to her family in she said she felt dto.y. ja few occasions when Indians cauped rs later she breathed her; them uneasiness. She rode horseback, drove team and walked alternately, and was a match for almost anyone of and friends. Though past eighty years | the train so far as endurance and ac- of age, she had been able to be upltivlty was conccdned. and always car- and around and on Wednesday, Fob-j rled a big six-shooter as a matter of ruary 12th, all tie children assembled ; necessity for protection and enjoyed at the house to assist In the celebrai; the reputation of being the best re•• re•• • — ' "i volver shot, among all those milking not excepting the _ brother, the lute see] "on February 12, J82H. She, was, j H. P. Enkle,'who had two years pre- thercfore, S4 years of age. Her early vlously crossed the plains and en- tion of her birthday anniversary. Mrs, Scott, whose maiden name was! up a strong train, not excepting H argaret Baltic, was born In Tennes-j train's captain, her brother, the la Marg tivity. She crossed 1859.' On January 1. life was spent in the state of her na- the plains in . 18G1, she was married In Yolo county to H. H. Scott, a prominent farmer who resided southeast of Woodland. Mr. Scott died on February 28, 1S89. gaged In deadly battle with attacking Indians and Mormons. It was salt of his marksmanship by a member of the attacking party that be plunked several of them squarely in the forehead, forehead, In fact, whenever a Mr. Indian stuck his head above the grass for a Deceased leaves four children. \V. (moment when the captain's old mnz- H. Scott, editor of the Davis Enterprise, Enterprise, Mrs. Annie Hendricks of Oakland, Oakland, Supervisor Smith Scott of Yolo county, and Mrs. Ella Rnhm of Oakland. Oakland. She IB also survived by three brothers, J. S. Eakle of Colusa county, county, Frank and \V. H. ISakle of Wood- ,cle-loading rifle was ready for business business his name was Dennis. However, on the trip above spoken of the train was never atlackcd. One day a largo war party of Indians fell in with the train and marched alongside alongside for a few miles, but seemingly the anci acl- a laiid, and six grandchildren and five'for some reason decided not to altack. I However, their train was Just twcnty- of the'four hours behind the Shepherd Brothers' Brothers' train, which was ambushed In Coltonwood, Utah, by Mormons and great grandchildren. Mrs. Scott was a member Christian church. She was kind, sympathetic and charitable. To her friends she was always true, and she Indians and annihilated. The lato was a most devoted wife ami affec-! Mrs. Naylor and two sons. Joel and tionate mother. A host of friends j John, formerly of Woodland, were deeply sympathise with the bereaved I about all that escaped and they wero An- ana anu be- to tlie rte- tele- An- tne family. Following the anniversary dinner given when Mrs. Scott was -SI years old. her son. W. H". Scott, wrolc the following, which is of special Interest Interest at this time: "Ever since Ihe writer attained the age of understanding, H has been au interesting tale that never grown old, to hear mother relate the experiences, trials and hardships of the trip across the plains. How on March G, 1859, the large family of five boys, four girls and the mother bid adieu to the land that hart known their presence for nearly half a century In old Ten- left for dead, the hoys being mere liahcs. On another occasion the train was encamped ne;ir 500 Indians on the warpath, and the Indians endeavored to hire (he men away from camp by a rnsc »f Brenl hunting but as the party' ngntnst the strong protest of the captain, captain, were p.bout to ride away with their Indian guides, a shotgun loaded with buckshol was accidentally discharged, discharged, wounding three or four, and broke up Ibe parly. A man named Russoll died from his wounds lifter arriving .in California. However, tlie party arrived safely The eyes ally They that What Is what You b.e must in to do This methods result booster, fine public has death in We he development bound rest. nessee and set their faces toward the; on the lOlli day of October, 1859, pitch- Berk. for- to Arm- Brown- the great west, the then but little known territory beyond the Rockies. Their train was splendidly equipped with good wagons and a bountiful supply of provisions, ammunition, bedding and clothing sufficient for almost a year. Strong oxen was the motive power that was to be depended upon to march over the thousands of miles of mountains and plains. And It was surprising, (Indeed", how Successfully the slow cattle would negotiate the long Journey when given anything like a fair opportunity In the way of provender and water and we have frequently frequently heard mother relate the (in- happy ending that befell wagon drivers drivers that trotted by the ox-team, joking joking about the slow going cattle and ed camp and then disbanded on the and about four miles south of Wood- unit, then owned by Talbert Hays, ater by the late Chas. Day. and now by his heirs. Tims ended a seven- moiiths' journey Into a strange land, and the members of stilil immigrant train were prominent among those of that day to set about making productive productive fields of the vasl stretches ofj rich prairie lands. And while the or- ; Iglnal members of the parly have nearly all answered the roll-call, they' assisted in paving the easier way for the presenl generation and their descendants descendants now number many score, who are enjoying the wonderful climate climate and resources of the Sacramento Sacramento valley." MRS. They i In by in stale

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  1. Woodland Daily Democrat,
  2. 20 Feb 1913, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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