1841–1897

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 3, 1841, Elk Grove, Il­li­nois.

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

Buried: For­est Home Ce­me­te­ry, For­est Park, Il­li­nois.

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Biography

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

In 1856, she at­tend­ed the first Mu­sic In­sti­tute held in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, by Chaun­cey 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.

Publications

She is­sued three col­lect­ions be­fore her un­time­ly death, in­clud­ing:

Sources

Lyrics

Music

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