SCOTT, FRANK A., son of N. M. and Alvira (BEAN) SCOTT, was born in Glover, Vermont, in 1858. N. M. SCOTT is a veteran and prosperous merchant of Barton, and his three sons, who are all in trade at St. Johnsbury, seem to inherit the thrift and ability of their sire. 

      Frank was educated at the Orleans County Liberal institute at Glover, and at St. Johnsbury academy. At the age of seventeen he began to learn the harness-maker's trade at Glover, where he remained during his minority. After two years' experience at this business at Clinton, Massachusetts, he went to Boston and was employed two years by FRENCH Brothers, provision dealers. Returning to Vermont he took another two years' period of experience in company with his father in the grain and feed business in the old wholesale store. 

      In 1886 he came to St. Johnsbury and bought a half interest in the grocery business with his brother, A. W. SCOTT, and five years later bought the Nelson block on Eastern avenue, where SCOTT Brothers continued to do a flourishing business, until in 1896, when the firm was dissolved by mutual consent, F. A. taking the stock of groceries, also crockery and glassware, and A. W. the boots and shoes, removing to Railroad street. 

      Frank A. SCOTT has continued to do an extensive and increasing business, and in 1902 took in as a partner R. E. FRENCH of Glover, a brother-in-law, under the firm style of F. A. SCOTT & Co. 

      The firm have recently added a bakery, a great convenience to their large circle of patrons. 

      Mr. SCOTT owns a large warehouse on Railroad street, 40x100 feet, the upper story being rented for tenements, and the lower story used for storage. He has handled maple sugar for twenty years, and extensively during the last few years. 

      Mr. SCOTT married Martha, daughter of Lindol FRENCH of Glover. They have two sons and two daughters, Edna E., Lindol M., Roy F., and Phebe SCOTT. 

      Mr. SCOTT possesses great energy and acumen in business affairs, and is serving his third term as a trustee of the village. 

      He is a Republican in politics, a Universalist in religious belief and support, and affiliates with the Odd Fellows and the New England Order of Protection. 

Source:  Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904, page 64-65.

Prepared by Tom Dunn January 2004