The grave site of Philomath native Bertha Scott, who died of consumption during the summer of 1904. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Aug. 6, 1904, in the Corvallis Times, Page 2, Column 3.

Benton County Young Woman Laid
to Rest in Newton Cemetery.

In Philomath there is a home wherein a sorrowing husband and two motherless little ones mourn for the wife and mother who was laid to her last long resting place, Thursday afternoon. The husband is Nye Scott, and the deceased was Mrs. Bertha Lytle Scott, aged 28. Death came to relieve the sufferings of Mrs. Scott at 10:30 Wednesday morning. For six weeks she had been ailing with consumption, and in the closing days of her earthly career she made a profession of religion, and died peacefully, at the hour named. In girlhood deceased was Miss Bertha Lytle. She was born and reared in Philomath, where many friends mourn her early going.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Philomath at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The sermon was by Bishop Castle, and interment was in the Newton cemetery. Many friends and relatives attended the last sad rites, and in many a home the name of Mrs. Scott will long be held in loving memory.