Biography of Chester F. Scott

CHESTER F. SCOTT. The firm of Scott & Mead, plumbers and dealers in heating and plumbing supplies, is one of the well known business concerns of Anderson, established here in recent years, with Chester F. Scott as junior member of the firm. Mr. Scott was born in Windfall, Tipton County, Indiana, on January 25, 1883, and is the son of Dr. W. F. and Ada V. (Conkling) Scott. The father is a West Virginian by birth and there he spent his early days, coming to Indiana while yet in his young manhood. He is still living, and is in his sixty-first year, making his home at Linwood, Indiana, where he is actively engaged in the practice of medicine, and in the enjoyment of a widespread clientele.

Chester F. Scott is the only son of his parents. He was educated in the Township schools of the community where he was born and reared, and he finished his public school training in the Anderson high school, where he continued for three years. Upon leaving school he entered the Voorhees Commercial Collie in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he secured an excellent business training, that has stood him in excellent stead since he came to be a business man on his own responsibility. During his school years, Mr. Scott had at intervals applied himself to the plumbing trade as a helper, and it was in odd hours of practice thus gained that he came to qualify as a practical plumber. When he had completed his college course, he cast about for a suitable opening for a well trained young business man, and the result of his investigation was that he associated himself in a business partnership with G. C. Mead, under the firm name of the Scott & Mead. The new firm met with a pleasing success from its inception, and they are known today as two of the most successful and enterprising young men in the city. They are qualified to do all kinds of plumbing, both in the city and country finding an ample field for their activities, and they carry a full line of plumbing supplies such as might be found in any well conducted establishment of its kind, and both members of the firm being practical and successful plumbers, they are able to carry on the entire work of the establishment with but little outside help. The splendid business training that Mr. Scott received in Indianapolis has been of inestimable value to him in this venture, and their affairs are conducted on a strictly business basis, prominence and success coming to them in generous measure.

Mr. Scott was married on May 22, 1911, to Miss Vera Esther Fin- frock, of Covington, Ohio, a daughter of Frank P. and Emma (Phipps) Finfrock. One son, Benjamin Ferris, has been born to them.

The fraternal relations of Mr. Scott are maintained in Linwood Lodge No. 793, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, with membership in Linwood Lodge No. 639, Rebekahs, and the encampment at Anderson.

MLA Source Citation:

Forkner, John. History of Madison County, Indiana: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests. Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1914. Web. 19 December 2014. - Last updated on Aug 29th, 2012


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