Ira Cyrus Scott

The following profile was researched and compiled by Candice L. Buchanan and Glenn J. R. T. Toothman III, for

Birth: 25 August 1892 Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Parents: Isaiah Scott and Eliza Wilson

Residence at time of enlistment: 59 Oakland Street, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Parents lived in Cumberland Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Physical description: Medium height, medium build, light blue eyes, brown hair

Death: Killed in action 25 October 1918 Argonne, France

Age at death: 26 years old

Last resting place: Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Military rank: Serial No. 3167640. Private. Company K, 102nd Infantry.

Additional information:

Though Ira's youthful years were spent in neighboring Fayette County, where he worked as a truck driver for the Davis Furniture Company, his parents moved the family to Cumberland Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, ahead of World War I. Ira's father, Isaiah Scott of Carmichaels, was listed on military paperwork as Ira's emergency contact and to that location the War Department delivered the telegram announcing to his parents that their eldest son had been killed in action.


  • "Body of Private Ira C. Scott Will Arrive at Hoboken, NJ, October 6" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 6 October 1921.
  • "Nemacolin Soldier's Body Reaches Hoboken" article, Democrat Messenger, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 7 October 1921.
  • "United States, Army Transport Service Passenger Lists 1910-1939," digital images, ( : accessed 30 June 2018), Ira A. Scott entry, line 209, page 10 (typed)/62 (stamped), Czaritza, box 422; citing Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985. Record Group Number 92. National Archives, College Park, Maryland.
  • "United States, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, ( : accessed 30 June 2018), Ira Cyrus Scott draft card, serial no. 2, Local Draft Board, First Precinct, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; citing National Archives microfilm publication M1509, FHL roll 2022795.
  • "WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948," digital images, ( : accessed 30 June 2018), Ira C. Scott (no application for compensation submitted); citing World War I Veterans Service and Compensation File, 1934–1948 (RG 19, Series 19.91), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.