from The Fitchburg Sentinel, 4 March 1903,
| Suicide of Frank Scott.
Frank Scott, who resided on the Rindge road in Ashby, just over the Fitchburg line, committed suicide by cutting his throat at his home this morning. His wife died some two years ago and he has been quite despondent at times since her death. His health had been gradually failing for many months and he had, for several days, complained of severe pain in his head and showed signs of mental abberation.
His daughter, Miss Alice Scott, narrowly escaped a serious accident while on her way to this city, after her father's act. A team went against her vehicle and frightened the horse so that he ran and she was thrown between the wagon seat and a wheel in a very dangerous position, but she managed to extricate herself and bring the horse under control in front of the Phoenix block. She then went to Dr. Woodworth's office, he having been the attending physician, but as there was nothing more that could be done in the case and he had another engagement, he deferred going to the house till this afternoon.
Mr. Scott was a son of Abel and Martha Scott and was born in a house on Flat Rock road. The place is included in the Nichols estate now owned by the city, upon which the Burbank hospital is located. Mr. Scott, when 18 years old, enlisted in the first company of Fitchburg Fusiliers (Company B, 15th Mass. Infantry) and served from July 12, 1861, to Oct. 24, 1862, when he was discharged to enlist in the regular United States service. He attained the rank of sergeant and was a brave soldier.
After the war Mr. Scott was for several years an engineer on the Cheshire railroad and resided on North street in this city. He leaves five children and one sister, Miss Martha Scott.