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Os Scholes


 Given name:     Oscar
 Middle name:     Sherwood
 Family name:     Scholes
 Place of birth:     Kentucky
 Place of death:     Mountain View, Arkansas
 Year of birth:     1891
 Year of death:     1984
 Profile:     Musician
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OSCAR SHERWOOD "OS" SCHOLES. (1891-1984), originally from Kentucky, a "scratch farmer" who made his home in St. James, Arkansas. He learned to fiddle at the age of thirteen, in the very early 1900's. He was a well-respected musician locally and accounted the best fiddler in the St. James area. He died at Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas.

Scholes was interviewed with Clara Scholes and Marie Tosh by Vaughn Brewer with Kay Brewer, archived at the University of Arkansas Oral History Project (Oral Histories and slides can be found in Box 4, File 41).