Clara H. Scott

Clara H. Scott
Short Name: Clara H. Scott
Full Name: Scott, Clara H., 1841-1897
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1897

Clara Harriett Fiske Jones Scott USA 1841-1897. Born at Elk Grove, IL, daughter of a farmer, the family moved to Chicago in 1856. Clara enrolled in the first Chicago Musical Institute, after founders, Chauncy M Cady and William Bradbury, opened it in 1858. Following her graduation from the program, she found employment at the new Lyons Girl’s Seminary (also founded in 1858) in Lyons, IA. While working there, she met Henry Clay Scott, who worked for Scott & Ovington Brothers wholesale crockery company. The two married in 1861 in McGregor, IA. They had two daughters, Medora and Mary. The family moved to Austin, IL, near Chicago in the 1870s. She become a composer, hymnwriter, and publisher. She was the first woman to publish a volume of anthems, ‘The Royal anthem book’ in 1882. Horatio Palmer, a friend, helped her publish her songs. She issued three collections of songs. In 1895 she and her husband, now an invalid, moved to Chicago. In 1897 she was returning to her friend’s house after attending a funeral in DuBuque, IA. She was driving a horse-drawn buggy with two friends, Martha Hay and D D Myers. The buggy’s hold-back strap snapped, spooking the hose, who raced forward, colliding with a coping stone, causing the buggy to roll. Clara and Martha were thrown out and both died instantly. The third lady, D D, was severly injured. Clara’s funeral was well-attended by music writers, teachers, professors, publishers, and friends. Two of her own compositions were sung by a quartet of close friends. She died at Dubuque, IA.

John Perry

Texts by Clara H. Scott (22)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Abre mis ojos a la luzClara H. Scott, 1841-1897 (Author)Spanish10
¡Abre mis ojos! mi JesúsClara H. Scott (Author)Spanish2
Always with me, I can neverClara H. Scott (Author)3
Öffne mein Auge, lass mich seh'nClara H. Scott (Author)German2
Follow me, said JesusClara H. Scott (Author)2
God is love, that love surrounds meClara H. Scott (Author)7
I am so glad that Jesus taughtClara H. Scott (Author)2
I am waiting in the silenceClara H. Scott (Author)2
I hear a gentle knockingClara H. Scott (Author)2
I sing of the King of gloryClara H. Scott (Author)5
Jesus blest the little childrenClara H. Scott (Author)2
My life is in theeClara H. Scott (Author)3
O when shall my weary soul find rest in theeClara H. Scott (Author)2
Oeffne mein Auge, dass ich seh'Clara H. Scott (Author)2
Open my eyes that I may seeClara H. Scott (Author)English186
Rejoice with me, I've found the wayClara H. Scott (Author)3
Seek the truth as Jesus taught itC. H. S. (Author)2
Silently now I wait for theeClara H. Scott (Author)English1
There is sweet rest in JesusClara H. Scott (Author)2
They who wait on the LordC. H. S. (Author)2
Thou art my Life, if thou but turn awayC. H. S. (Author)1
With stately tread yon mighty orbsClara H. Scott (Author)2

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