Charles M. Scott

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Chris & Kerry
December 14, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.
Chicago and New York, Volume II
pg. 155

CHARLES M. SCOTT, M. D., began practice at Bluefield twenty years ago. During
the last ten years his time and skill have been predominently devoted to
surgery. His rank as a surgeon is among the best in the entire state.

Doctor Scott was born at Graham, Tazewell County, Virginia, October 3, 1878,
son of James and Nannie (Hale) Scott, being their only child. His parents were
natives of .Virginia and his father was a farmer. The grandfather, Matthew Scott,
was a jeweler and gunsmith, and repaired guns for the Confederate army during
the Civil war.

Charles M. Scott acquired a common school education, attended Princeton Academy,
the University of West Virginia at Morgantown and Richmond College at Richmond,
Virginia. In 1897 he entered the University College of Medicine at Richmond,
from which he graduated M. D. in 1901. The following year he began practice at
Bluefield, where he is handling a general practice, but every year he did
special work in surgery and other post graduate courses in the New York
Polyclinic, and in 1910 began specializing in surgery, which now comprises
eighty per cent of his professional work. In the line of his profession Doctor
Scott gave Bluefield a modern institution in St. Luke’s Hospital, which he built
and established in 1905, with accommodations for fifty patients and with every
type of modern hospital equipment. Doctor Scott is a busy professional man, has
reached a position of ripe achievement, is kindly and generous and one of
Bluefield’s most useful citizens. He is a member of the County, State and
American Medical associations and is a Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons. Doctor Scott is a Baptist, a member of the Chamber of Commerce,
Rotary Club and Blueficld Country Club, and is an Elk.

November 10, 1912, at Catlettsburg, Kentucky, he married Miss Hazel Morton,
daughter of Dr. W. W. and Edith (Hill) Morton. They have two children, Helen and
Charles Scott.