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Obituary from an unknown newspaper; possibly the Burlingame, Kansas Enterprise, 1912

H. L. Stout Dead

Henson L[eonard] Stout was born in Harrison county, W. Va., Jan. 13, 1827, and grew to manhood in that locality. He died at the home of his son Oliver, five miles and a half north of Burlingame [Kansas], April 29, 1912, at the ripe age of 85 years, 3 months, and 10 days.

February 20, 1845 he was united in marriage to Mary J[ane] Swearingen who died Oct. 18, 1850. Of this union three children were born: two daughters, Nancy Ann and Rachel, who have passed to their reward, and one son, Leonard [M.], who survives him. June 3, 1852 he was married to Rebecca Ellen Wilson and to them twelve children were born, all of whom survive him except Mary E[llen] Strain who died in 1889 and [Ma]Linda E[lizabeth] Ream who died in 1897. He was a patriarch indeed, his descendants numbering more than one hundred.

H. L. Stout was a man of strong convictions and ever ready to aid what he believed to be right. He gave nearly three years of service to his country, having enlisted in Co. K, 6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry, August 20, 1862. He was honorably discharged June 10, 1865. He came to Kansas with his family in 1876 and lived in Shawnee county until 1878, when he moved to Osage county. Since 1883 he has lived near Burlingame.

He leaves to mourn his death a loving companion who shared his sorrows and joys for nearly sixty years; one sister, Mrs. Harriet Channel of Lawrence, Kansas; and ten children, all of whom were present at the funeral with the exception of Mrs. W[illiam] H. Long [Leah], of Dinuba, Calif.; J[osiah] F[franklin] Stout, of Caldwell, Idaho and John H[enson] Stout of Durham, Oklahoma.

The funeral services were held at the home of Oliver Stout at one o'clock on Tuesday, April 30, conducted by Rev. C. E. Holcombe, and the burial was in the Burlingame cemetery, a delegation of his comrades of '61 being present and the sweet and tender tones of 'taps' closing the service."

Source: fide Kim Baker, personal communication, September 20, 2005

Commentary: Kim Baker's notes: His other children were Cyrena Jane (Worrall); Sarah Catherine (Thompson); Cordelia Alice (Rozelle); Martha Belle (Strain); Estella Rosella (Slatten); Oliver Evan; and Olive Viola (Johnson).

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