John Scott was the father of Larry Scott who was also known as Father Time. He first appeared in Captain America #6 (1941).
John Scott was framed for a murder he didn't commit and sentenced to death. His son, Larry, confronted the gangster that framed him but was knocked out and tied up by his men until after his fathers execution. After breaking free and gaining evidence to clear his fathers name Larry arrived too late and John was executed for a crime he didn't commit. His fathers death would inspire Larry to become the hero Father Time.