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Veteran of W.W. I (1914-1918) - Fairmount Cemetery, Hodgeman, Kansas

On August 16, 1917, Dr. Alexander B. Scott enlisted the Army Medical Corp. He served for 18 months while stationed at Waco, Texas.

Alexander Breckenridge Scott was the second son born to John and Mary Scott. His birthdate is March 11, 1871, and he was born in Smithville, Missouri.

Graduating from the University Medical College in Kansas City, Missouri in 1894, Dr. Scott opened his first practice in Circleville, Kansas. It was there he met and married his wife, Mabel Ann “Fannie” Deck (b. 1877), on October 31, 1896. Five children were born to this union.

Three years later, the family moved to Jetmore where they lived for fourteen years. Aside from serving the community as a physician, Dr. Scott served as mayor for four years and was a state legislator for four years.

In 1913, the Scott family moved to Bucklin where he joined Dr. H. Fannon in his medical practice. Dr. Scott received his commission as First Lieutenant in the medical reserve corps of the US Army in August of 1917.

Dr. Scott suffered a stroke which was brought on by “a breakdown brought on by the extreme exertions he underwent during his army service.” He died at a hospital in Topeka on April 15, 1921. He is buried in Fairmount Cemetery alongside Mabel who died in 1971.

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