Sydney Scott was born in the state of Texas in 1874, and
died at Loma Linda, Calif., April 15, 1934. He received his education in the
public schools of Texas and Oklahoma, and also at Oakwood Junior College, being
one of the first to enter this school in its very earliest days. Always, during the thirty-four years of his
public ministry, he endeavored to encourage young men and women to qualify for
service in the cause of the third angel's message, and many young workers
willingly entered Oakwood because of Elder Scott's strong belief in a Christian
About the year 1898 Sydney Scott was ordained to the gospel
ministry, and in 1900 was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Hodnett, who
survives him. Many churches were raised up under the labors of Elder Scott in
the conferences of the Southern, Southeastern, and Southwestern Unions, as well
as in the Central Union. He was known in practically every State below the
Mason and Dixon Line, and served for years as field evangelist for the Southern
and Southeastern Union Conferences.
During the last seven years of his life he lived at
Riverside California, and contributed much of his experience to the churches at
San Bernardino and San Diego. While returning from a cottage meeting held
Friday night, April 13, his car was struck by another car on the highway, and
with a crushed chest and in an unconscious state he was taken to the Loma Linda
hospital, where everything possible was done for him, but he never regained
consciousness, passing away the next Sunday night after the accident.
Elder Scott, though of very positive convictions and of
fearless energy, made many friends, and to these he always acted as a father
and a counselor.
Besides his widow, he leaves one aged aunt, one brother,
nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and a countless host of friends in
possibly three fourths of the States of this country.
The funeral service was held in the large San Bernardino
Seventh-day Adventist church,
when words of comfort were spoken by the writer, assisted in
by C. S. Prout, E. F. Hackman, and J. W. Allison. He was tenderly laid to rest
in the Hillside Cemetery at Redlands, Calif., there to await the call of the
-P. Gustavus Rodgers