Holland City News, June 2, 1927

Veteran Passes at Age of Ninety-One

Obituary of Grant Scott

Word has come to Holland that Civil War veteran, Grant Scott, died in Grand Rapids on Memorial Sunday, at the age of 91 years. Most of his life had been spent in Holland and for many years he was employed at the Scott-Lugars Company in this city.

When the first martial band was established in Holland more than 40 years ago, Grant Scott taught the members of this organization of more than fifty how to fife and drum army style. There are only a few members of this organization of fifers and drummers left in Holland who can still beat the drum and blow the fife according to the teachings of the genial Grant Scott, who spent night after night drumming martial music into the heads of his young pupils.

Mr. Scott served all through the Civil War, enlisting in the 32nd Ohio Infantry. For many years he was a member of the G. A. R., A. C. Van Raalte Post, in Holland.

Mr. Scott was born in Ohio. Mrs. Scott, who passed away two years ago, came from the state of Virginia.

The funeral services were held in this city from the Nibbelink-Notier chapel at 1:45 Tuesday afternoon and interment was in the family plat in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Rev. J. C. Willits officiated.

Mr. Scott is survived by two sons, Grant and Bert of Grand Rapids, and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Laeppie and Mrs. Carl Hastings of Muskegon.

Transcriber: Joan VanSpronsen
Created: 11 December 2006
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