December 3, 1841, Elk Grove, Illinois.

June 21, 1897, Dubuque, Iowa, thrown from a buggy by a runaway horse.

Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois.


Clara was the daughter of Abel Fiske and Sarah Rockwell Jones, and wife of Henry Clay Scott (married 1861).

She attended, in 1856, the first Music Institute held in Chicago, Illinois by C. M. Cady. She went on to teach music at the Ladies Seminary, Lyons, Iowa (1859). Scott met and was greatly encouraged by Horatio Palmer, who helped publish many of her songs. She issued three collections before her untimely death, including:

  1. Follow Me
  2. Gentle Knocking, A
  3. God Is Love
  4. I Am So Glad
  5. Jesus’ Blessing
  6. My Life Is in Thee
  7. Omnipresence
  8. Open My Eyes, That I May See
  9. Rejoice with Me
  10. Seek the Truth
  11. Thou Art My Life
  12. Waiting on the Lord
  13. With a Perfect Heart
  14. Wonderful Love of God, The
  1. Aspiration
  2. Austin
  3. Be Still
  4. Broodings of God’s Love, The
  5. Certainty
  6. Children of God
  7. Everlasting Love
  8. Glory to God!
  9. Heavens Declare, The
  10. I Do Not Walk Alone
  11. If We Could Know
  12. Infinite Love and Wisdom
  13. Light Shineth, The
  14. My Trust
  15. Overshadowed
  16. Passover, The
  17. Spirit of Peace, The
  18. Sweet Bells of Heaven
  19. There Is Naught but Peace
  20. True Freedom
  21. Your Joy