Bio: Scott, Thomas B. Hon. (1881)


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Surnames: Scott, Neeves

 

----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1206

HON. THOMAS B. SCOTT, born in Scotland in 1829; came to America with his father and mother in 1839, and settled in New York; has had but a common school education. Removed to Columbia Co., Wis., in 1848, where he engaged in mercantile and lumber business until 1851; then removed to Grand Rapids, where since resided; first engaged in manufacturing lumber there in 1855, since which time he has almost exclusively engaged himself in that business. For ten years previous to 1877, did an immense business, having yards in Dubuque, Iowa, and St. Louis, Mo. In 1870, became interested in the saw-mill, run by water-power, at Merrill, and is now owner entire; manufactures 10,000,000 per year. Is head of the firm of T. B. Scott & Son, merchants, and member of the firm of Ross, McCord & Co., bankers at Merrill. Mr. Scott married in Grand Rapids, in December, 1853. Miss Ann Eliza Neeves, daughter of George and Mary Neeves; children Cassia M., aged twenty-four, Walter A., aged twenty-two, and Thomas B., Jr., aged eighteen, all living. Mr. S. held the position of County Treasurer of Wood County two terms, and County Clerk of same county one term. Is now, and has been since Jan. 1, 1874, State Senator; term expires Jan. 1, 1883. Has always been leader in Republican party since organization.

 

 


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