STOUT, J. V. D. 1816-1893
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/22/2011 at 15:01:57
It is with regret that we notice that Hon. A. V. Stout's father has passed from earth. The deceased has made frequent visits to this county and was well known by a large number of our people. Mr. Stout arrived too late at the old home to be present at the funeral.
The Jacksonville, Ill., Daily Journal has this to say of his death: "June 11th, at noon, J. V. D. Stout passed away at the old homestead three and a half miles east of the city. Mr. Stout was born in Sumerville, New Jersey, April 2d, 1816, and at the age of 22 started for the west, having heard of the famous hotel, the Mansion House, which was then in the course of erection in this place. When he arrived the building was nearly completed. He went to Green county where he lived a short time, when he returned to Morgan county where he has since resided. He followed building and contracting for some time, and in 1859 he moved to the farm which he occupied at the time of his death. He was a firm christian, while at the same time he was tolerant of the views of others and had charity for all. He was very devoted to his church and when able was always to be found in his place at all the meetings, and during the past two years when he has been ill it has been a privation to him not to be at his accustomed place on Sunday. In politics he was originally a democrat, but at the repeal of the Missouri compromise he cast his fortune with the republican party and was a member of the first state convention. In later years he was identified with the labor and green-back organization as long as he was able to take a part in anything. Mr. Stout was a kind father in his family. He was always ready to do a favor where it was needed, and he never sought to make a reputation for himself by any act of kindness, but was very modest and retiring. He left his family the rich legacy of a good name and they may well bless his memory. He was married October 8, 1850, to Helen Voorhes of Whitehall, but originally of New Jersey, and he leaves three sons, A. V. of Iowa, P. D., with whom he lived, and J. V. of this city. The funeral occurs this morning (June 13) at Salem church and burial will be in Jacksonville cemetery."
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 June 1893
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