Aged Veteran Led Company of Missouri Volunteers During the Civil
Rutledge, Mo., March 21. -- Captain Felix Scott
celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday Saturday, St. Patrick's day.
He was born in Hardin county, Kentucky and came to Missouri in
February, 1851, landing at Canton and locating in Lewis county near
He located on a farm, where he raised a large family.
His wife died and left the family to his care. He married again
about thirty years ago on his birthday. He married miss Susan
Capt. Scott took the lead in organizing the first
company of home guards in northeast Missouri at the beginning of the
Civil war. He led the advance of the Union forces in the battle
of Clapp Ford. He has in his possession the flag that his company used
during the war, and takes quite an interest in telling how he and the
members of his company endured the hardships of the war and of not
receiving any pay for their services until after the war.
Capt. Scott has three children still living, William
Scott of Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Armenia Stafford of Stutsville,
Mo., and Mrs. Martha Roberts of Rutledge.
He enjoys excellent health and enjoys carrying on
correspondence with his relatives and friends.
The Camp Fire Girls presented him with a fine birthday
cake and he also received one from a nephew at Stronghurst, Ill., and
one from Mr. and Mrs. John Bertram, of Rutledge.
Several of his friends called on him to congratulate
him on his ninety-four birthday.