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Scott Foss  



Scott Foss Birth 16 JUN 1853 Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana Death 23 MAR 1938 Levy County, Florida buried Zoar Lutheran Cemetery Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania son of Lyman Peter Foss (18091893) & Minerva A Hussey (18171889)

married Rebekah Viola Stoever Birth 20 Jan 1862 Death 13 Oct 1925 Yankeetown, Levy County, Florida buried Zoar Lutheran Cemetery Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania daughter of David H Stoever & Elizabeth Hunsicker

    Mrs. Rebecca Foss, of Yankeetown, Florida, former resident of this city, died suddenly at her home on Tuesday evening from heart failure. She suffered but a few minutes before she passed away.

    She was 63 years of age, and was well-known in this city.

    Her death came as a shock to her many friends. During her life in Lebanon she attended the Salem Lutheran Church.

    The body arrived in this city this morning and is now in the establishment of Ray E. Arnold and Son, Undertakers of South Ninth Street.

    She leaves as survivors, her husband, Scott Foss and five sisters, Lizzie Stoever, of Lebanon, Mrs. Deuris of Mt, Zion, Mrs. Eliza Bensing of Fredericksburg, Mrs. David Hoffman of Hamlin and Mrs. Sara A. Rose, of Rutten, Indiana. [Lebanon Semi-Weekly News 19 Oct 1925:]


Year: 1900; Census Place: Ash Fork and Crookton, Yavapai, Arizona Territory; Roll: 47; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0062;
Name: Scott Foss [Scott Tom]
Age: 46
Birth Date: Jun 1853
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Ash Fork and Crookton, Yavapai, Arizona Territory
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Boarder / Henry G Smith
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0114
Name: Scott Foss
Age in 1910: 57
Birth Year: abt 1853
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1910: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rebecca Fossr> Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Carpenter
Industry: House Carpenter
Employer, Employee or Other: Employer
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 4
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Scott Foss 57
Rebecca Foss 48

Year: 1920; Census Place: San Antonio Ward 7, Bexar, Texas; Roll: T625_1779; Page: 45A; Enumeration District: 88;
Name: Scott Foss
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1920: San Antonio Ward 7, Bexar, Texas
Street: Denver Blvd
House Number: 726
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rebekah V Foss
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Able to Speak English: Yes
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Scott Foss 66
Rebekah V Foss 56

Year: 1930; Census Place: Yankeetown, Levy, Florida; Roll: 324; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0018
Name: Scott Foss
Birth Year: abt 1853
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Yankeetown, Levy, Florida
Map of Home: View Map
Dwelling Number: 35
Family Number: 36
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 1000
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: No
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Able to Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Scott Foss 77

Scott Foss and Henry Buckheister returned last Friday from Indianapolis, where they have been working at the carpenter trade for A. W. Bogardus. - Dec 23 -1903 Citizen






Mr Scott Foss of Culver, Ind. and Miss Rebecca Stavever, of Bluffton, Ind., were quietly married at the parsonage at Keystone, Indiana, February 14th, at 8:30 p.m., Rev. Thomas Whittaker, pastor officiating.

After a visit with friends at Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Foss will reside in the vicinity of Lake Maxinkuckee.

Mr. Foss is well and favorable known here and his many friends will be pleased to extend congratulations.

Miss Staever is a most estimable lady, and the best wishes of her many friends accompany her to thier new home






Mr. and Mrs Scott Foss start back to their Arkansas home tommorrow after having visited realtives in this vicinity for two or three weeks. They will make the journey in their Ford which has carred them through 19 states and to 8 state capitals from Pennsylvania to Texas - 25 Aug 1920 Citizen






McLanes Tell of Flordia Auto Trip... then west to Yankeetown on the Withlacoochee river. It is a good river resort, made up of strickley Yankees... While there call on Mr. Scott Foss. He has two cottages for rent, one named Culver, the other Bide-a-Wee. His brother Will is with him.... Mar 9 1928 - Citizen.






In a lettter to the Mar 7 1928 Citizen from Fred Thompson mentioned is:
    On our return we crossed the state to Tampa and then drove up the gulf coast, passed the great phosphate mines to Yankeetown where we took one of Scott Foss's coattages and spent four days fishing on the river and gulf,...







Scott Foss Dies After Long Illness in Flordia
    Word has been received of the death of Scott Foss in Yankeetwon, Flordia, on last Wednesday evening.

    His wife died several years ago.

    Mr. Foss was born and reared in this community, and he was an uncle of Mont. Foss

    Details regarding his prolonged illness are given in a letter on the editorial page. Mar 30 1938







To the Editor:
    I am enclosing a letter received last week from Yankeetown Fla. to let the many firends of Scott Foss around here know of his illness.

    Mont Foss is a nephew.

    Scot Foss built the Bide-A-Wee hotel on the East Eide around 32 or 33 years ago, was raised in the Washington neighborhood and has many freinds among the summer colony.

    I have written to him for a long while and his last letter came around Christmas time.

    His wife has been dead for around 10 or 12 years.

    He made his home at my father's for years so I can't remember when I didn't know him - Mrs. George M. Crabb


Mrs. Georg Crabb,
Culver Indiana
My Dear Mrs. Crabb:

Your letter to Scott was received today.

Scott has been in bad health, or rather just seems wearing out.

He has been in bed since Jan. 3rd. I have been taking care of him since May 1937, but he was able to walk around until Jan. 3rd.

I have had a doctor with him, who told me he might go any time and he might outlive either of us. But he has wasted away so I hardly expect him to get up. He was lost his mind so at times he talks at random for hours, then he gains it back but can remember nothing of passing events.

He is in no pain, says he feels very bad at times, he eats some days, then others he says nothing tastes good.

He can turn himself in bed, but can't sit up at all. The doctor says there is no organic disease except that his heart is irregular from weakness.

I think he is getting good attention, as good as I can give him, I will continue to do so until he gets better. - L. E. Miles Yankeetown Fla. - Mar 30 1938

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