Winfield and Margaret Keenan Scott family


The obituary of Andrew Winfield Scott, Sr. - 1860-1937:

From "The Pittston Gazette," Pittston, PA - November 18, 1937


Andrew Winfield Scott, Sr., a lifelong resident of the Sebastopol section of Jenkins Township and one of the best known men of this community, passed away last evening , [November 17, 1937] at 6:30 o'clock at the family home, 25 Welsh Street, following a short illness.

Although Mr. Scott had been confined to his home for the last week, his condition had showed marked improvement of late and his death came as a sorrowful surprise to members of his family and intimate friends.

Mr. Scott was born [Feb. 26, 1860] in Sebastopol, in the Scott homestead [20 Welsh St.] across the street from the home in which he died, a son of the late Thomas and Agnes McGinley Scott [natives of Lanarkshire, Scotland], who were among the early residents of that section of the township. He had made his home in that section during his entire life and enjoyed a wide acquaintance.

Before his retirement four years ago, Mr. Scott was employed in the car shop at Ewen Colliery, The Pittston Company, for a period of twenty years. Prior to that he had been engaged as a fireman at Seneca Colliery, Upper Pittston. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church and the Holy Name Society. His wife, the former Margaret Keenan, preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 1927.

Surviving are the following children: Charles, of Sebastopol; William of Nafus Street, Pittston; Mrs. Thomas King [Agnes], Sebastopol; Mrs. James Conaty [Elizabeth], RN., Newark, NJ; Mary, music supervisor in Jenkins township schools; Anna, Margaret, Teresa, a teacher in St. John the Evangelist School, and Winfield, Jr., at home; one sister, Mrs. Anna Curry, of Sebastopol; and thirteen grandchildren. [He was predeceased by a son John; a daughter, Helen, a teacher in Jenkins township; and by several brothers and sisters, Catherine, Mary, John, Agnes, Thomas, Daniel, and Charles Scott.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the home, with a solemn high mass of requiem at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist R. C. Church. Interment will be in parish cemetery.

The obituary of Mrs. A. Winfield Scott (Margaret Keenan) - 1865-1927:

From "The Pittston Gazette," Pittston, PA - October 18, 1927


Mrs. Winfield Scott, one of the most widely known and respected residents of Sebastopol, died at the family home, 25 Welsh Street, at 7:40 o'clock last evening [October 17, 1927] following a lingering illness of complications. Since February last, Mrs. Scott had not enjoyed her usual good health, but it was not until three days ago that her condition became alarming and her death came as a severe shock to members of her devoted family and to her wide circle of friends.

Deceased was born [November 15, 1865] in Wolverhampton East,

England. Her maiden name was Miss Margaret Mary Keenan [daughter of John and Ann Kelly Keenan, natives of Ireland]. As a child [at age 12 and after the death of her parents], she came to America [with her brother John] and settled in the Sebastopol section of Pittston, where she spent the remainder of her useful life. She was a devout member of St. John's Roman Catholic Church congregation; the Altar and Rosary Society and Court Santa Maria, No. 730, Catholic Daughters of America.

A kind and charitable neighbor, constantly devoted to her family and ever considerate to neighbors and friends, the death of [sic] Mrs. Scott is deeply mourned in her home community.

Surviving are her husband and the following sons and daughters: Charles; William; Mrs. Thomas King [Agnes]; Mary, a teacher in the schools of Jenkins township; Anna; Margaret; Elizabeth, a student nurse at Pittston Hospital; Teresa, a teacher in the Dupont Borough schools; and Winfield, Jr., and by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. One brother, John Keenan of Boston, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Devers of Scranton, also survive. [She was predeceased by a son John; a daughter, Helen, a teacher in Jenkins township; and a brother Thomas.]

The funeral will be held from the family home on Friday morning at 9 o'clock. At 9:30 o'clock, a solemn mass will be held in St. John's R. C. Church and interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston.

PROMINENT WOMAN DIES - October 18, 1927

Mrs. Winfield Scott, of 25 Welsh Street, Sebastopol, died last night at the family home following an illness of complications.

Although Mrs. Scott had been ill since February, her death has caused profound sorrow among her hundreds of friends in this city.

She was born in England and came to this country when a young girl, taking up residence in this city. She was a devout member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.


Scores of friends of the late Mrs. Winfield Scott, of 25 Welsh Street, Sebastopol, paid their respects to her memory this morning at the funeral services. The cortege left the home at 9 o'clock and at 9:30 a requiem high mass was conducted in St. John's R. C. Church. Rev. G. A. Jeffrey was celebrant of the mass and Rev. W. C. Lynch and Rev. J. P. Kelley were respectively deacon and sub-deacon. Paul Kane sang several selections. The floral tokens were of exceptional beauty.

The casket was borne by the following friends of the family: Robert Sammon, Thomas Burns, James O'Neill, Patrick Devers [nephew], Andrew Horan and Thomas Keenan [nephew]. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.

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