C. P. SCOTT.
C. P. Scott, vice president and manager of the Rock Springs Lumber Company and also actively engaged in business as a contractor, was born in Lincoln county, Missouri. March 10, 1866, a son of John and Julia (Cummings) Scott. The father is a native of Ireland and remained in that country to the age of seventeen years, when he crossed the Atlantic to the new world, becoming a resident of Ohio. Subsequently he removed westward to Lincoln county, Missouri, where he engaged in farming and still makes his home, although he has for some years lived retired in the enjoyment of a well earned rest, as he has now reached the eighty-eighth milestone on life's journey. His wife also survives and is seventy-eight years of age. In their family were thirteen children, eleven of whom survive: James T., a resident of St. Louis, Missouri; John T., who makes his home in Lincoln county, Missouri; W. P. and R. E., who are also living in Lincoln county, that state; Allen, who is located in Crook county, Wyoming; Ella, also of Crook county, this state; Minnie, who became the wife of Gonza Mudd and died in Crook county, Wyoming, in June, 1917: Mrs. Julia O'Brien, living in Lincoln county, Missouri; Mrs. Celia V. Falicy, whose home is in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Mrs. Georgia Cook, of St. Louis, Missouri; Clara, located in Lincoln county, Missouri; C. P., of this review; and one who died in infancy.
C. P. Scott was the second in order of birth in this family. In his boyhood days he attended the public schools of his native county, after which he secured a position with the Iron Mountain Railway Company in the bridge and building department and while thus employed traveled extensively over their system. He remained with the company for two years and then went to St. Louis, Missouri, where he took up contract work, continuing in business in that city for four years. Returning to Lincoln county, Missouri, he was there engaged in building and contracting for six years and on the expiration of that period entered the retail lumber business, which he carried on for four years. He then left Missouri to become a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming, in 1908, and became associated with the Rock Springs Lumber Company, in which connection he is conducting a business of large and gratifying proportions, his patronage steadily growing. He also does contract work and both branches of his business are proving profitable.
In February. 1902, in Lincoln county, Missouri, Mr. Scott was united in marriage to Miss Mary Gertrude Mattingly, a daughter of W. R. and Anna E. ( Mudd ) MattingLy, who were also residents of Lincoln county, Missouri. Mr. and .Mrs. Scott have become the parents of two children, Retah, who was born in Lincoln county, Missouri, in 1903, and is now attending school in Cheyenne, this being her second year in convent work there; and William, who was born in Lincoln county, Missouri, in 1905 and is a pupil in the schools of Rock Springs.
Fraternally Mr. Scott is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and is serving as a trustee of the local lodge. He is also a trustee of the South Side Catholic church of Rock Springs, of which he and his family are communicants. His political support is given to the democratic party and he is now serving as a member of the city council, taking active part in furthering the best interests of the community. He is a self-made man and one who deserves much credit for what he has accomplished, as he has worked persistently and earnestly since starting out in the business world. His labors have brought good results and today he is one of the well known and valued representatives of commercial and industrial activity in his adopted city.