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John "Scotty" Scott (1856-1907)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Friday, August 20, 1907

Headline: Dead In Cabin. Body of Scott, Longshoreman, Found Sunday, 1907

    John Scott, a longshoreman, was found dead in bis cabin in the south part of town Sunday morning. An inquiry by Dr. Pare, R. N. W. M. P., held Monday morning at the morgue revealed the cause of death as apoplexy. Scott, or "Scotty," as he was known to his associates, worked on the wharf until midnight of Saturday and was apparently in good health when he quit work and went to his home. He has worked for the W, P. & Y. R. for the past six years.

    John Scott was born in Scotland 51 years ago but had knocked about over Canada and the United States since quite young. He was unmarried.

    Burial was in the local cemetery Tuesday afternoon after short exercises by Rev. H. A. Cody.