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Elvis F. Stout (1908)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 2/27/2010 at 12:02:02

Winterset Reporter
Thursday, September 10, 1908
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Elvis Stout was born February 15, 1824 in Bartholomew county, Indiana, and died September 4, 1908, at his home near Patterson, aged 84 years, 6 months and 19 days. Was married to Miss Elizabeth Doan in 1845, who died April 30, 1852. He was married a second time to Miss Abrigill Brassfield in 1853, who died April 20, 1887. He was married again to Margaret Seymour December 24, 1890, who survives him. To these unions were born 20 children, 12 of whom survive him.

He was converted in 1860 and united with the United Brethern church at Kirksville, Iowa. He has always lived an honorable and upright life and was highly respected by all who knew him.

The funeral occurred Monday from the home conducted by Rev. King. Interment was in the McGinnis cemetery.

Winterset Madisonian
Thursday, September 10, 1908
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Elvis Stout, Resident of Madison County Forty-four Years, and Oldest Person in Crawford Township

Elvis Stout, the oldest person living in Crawford township, passed away at his home, two miles west of Patterson, on last Friday, at the age of 84 years 6 months and 19 days. Death was due to old age and his health had been gradually failing for several months.

He was born in Bartholamew county, Indiana, February 15, 1824. When a young man he joined the tide of western emigration and came to Mahaska county, this state, and in 1864 moved to the farm where he continued to live until death called him.

In 1845 he was married to Elizabeth Doan, who died April 30, 1852. In 1853 he was married to Abigail Brassfield, who died April 20, 1867. December 24, 1890, he was married to Margaret Seymour, who survives him. To these unions were born twenty children, twelve of whom survives the father.

The deceased was a man of upright conduct and good character and bore the respect and esteem of his acquaintances. In early life he united with the United Brethren church at Kirkville, this state.

Funeral Services .were held Tuesday forenoon from the late residence and interment made in the McGinnis cemetery. Rev. W. A. King conducting the services.

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