Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obituary: John C. Corscot - Class of 1900

Corscot Services Set for Saturday

Funeral services for John C. Corscot, 69, of 1144 E. Johnson st., a retired purchasing agent who died Wednesday in a Madison hospital after a long illness, will be held in the Masonic temple at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Episcopal services will be conducted by the Rev. John H. Keene, rector of Grace Episcopal church, and the Masonic rites will be conducted by C.B. Lester of Madison lodge No. 5.

A Knights Templar escort will be present at the services. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

Mr. Corscott had been an active Madison Mason for 48 years. In addition to being a member of lodge No. 5, he was the oldest past presiding officerin Madison Chapter No. 4, the Madison Council No. 3, and the Robert Macoy Commandry No. 3.

He also belonged to the Zor Shrine temple and the Madison consistory. He was a lifelong member of grace Episcopal church.

Four years ago Mr. Corscot retired as purchasing agent of the Madison Gas and Electric Co., and organization he was connected with for 47 years.

He was also assistant secretary-treasurer of the Provident Loan and Building assn.

Mr. Corscot was a lifelong Madison resident. His father, the late John H. Corscot, at one time served as mayor of Madison and was city clerk for 20 years.

On May 9, 1906, he married Ruby Peck of Madison. Mrs. Corscot survives with his sister, Catherine M. Corscot, Madison.

The body was taken to the Fitch-Lawrence Funeral Home. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Originally published as a news story in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 19, 1951. At this time, obituaries were written by newspaper staff members, not family.

Note: John C. Corscot's class year is based on information in the 1900 Tychoberahn, where he is listed among the graduating seniors. There were no senior photos in this first yearbook: The only photograph is one of the old Madison High School building, taken by John Corscot (see scanned image below).

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