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1943: Sarah Scott continues Diamond Club story

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Betty Mann, Rock County Historian

The following article is part of the Diamond Club Member group that began in the January 7, 1943, issue of the Rock County Star Herald. Members of this group consist of persons of age 75 and older.
The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on May 13, 1943, and is continued from last week’s issue.
(Continued from last week, featuring Mrs. Sarah Scott.)
She remembers how two small boys who were herding cattle, were found frozen to death after the storm subsided, their arms clasped about each other and their dog between them.
         It was while they lived in that part of the county that Mr. Scott “cried” his first auction sale, Mrs. Scott states. He had gone to the station of Bruce one day where the liquor store was to be sold at auction. The auctioneer, a Sioux Falls man, was unable to get a bid, so Mr. Scott made the comment that even he could do that well. The auctioneer invited him to try and he did, eventually selling the property.
         From that community, they moved nearer Luverne, farming the William Jacobsen farm in Luverne township for three years, and moving from there to a farm in Clinton township, between Luverne and Ashcreek. After residing there 10 years, they moved to Luverne where they purchased some property east of the Rock Island depo. Later they lived in a home on East Maple street, and this was Mrs. Scott’s home for a number of years after Mr. Scott died in 1920. At the present time, however, she makes her home with her children.
         Mrs. Scott has six children, R. B. Scott and Mrs. Logan Trunnell of Luverne; Mrs. Ben Mc Dowell, Beaver Creek; Mrs. Bertha Stein and Russell Scott of Bremerton, Wash., and Claude Scott of Fulda. She also has 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Of the former, two serving in the armed forces, namely, Corp. Glenn Trunnell and Staff Sgt. Vance Scott.
         She has three half-sisters and one half brother living. They are Mrs. May Brown, Orleans, Neb.; Mrs. Stella Cover, Kearney, Neb.; Mrs. Josephine Rogers, Minden, Neb., and Harvey Boicourt, also of Minden.
         During their lifetime, Mrs. Scott has been interested in many outside activities. She at one time was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Women’s Relief corps and of the Ladies Aid of the First Presbyterian church.
         She always liked sewing and doing fancywork as a hobby, but during later years has been forced to quit because of her health. However, she still reads books, magazines, newspapers and the Bible.
         Last Sunday she observed her 82nd birthday, and for the first time, her birthday and Mother’s day fell on the same date. She was well remembered by her friends and children, and she expresses her appreciation for their thoughtfulness.
Donations to the Rock County Historical Society can be sent to the Rock County Historical Society, 312 E. Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156.
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