William Winfield Stout and Harriet M. Peck Click to view the family tree

Married 29-Dec-1870

Married: Hattiesville, AR

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Husband:   William Winfield Stout

Born: 10-Feb-1852
Died: 19-Mar-1933
Father: James Monroe Stout
Mother: Sarah Jane Ashmore
Other Spouses: Georgia Ann Carter
Other Children: Wilma Georgia Stout, Raymond Carson Stout, Mattie Thelma Stout, Weldon Winfield Stout, Charles Marlin Stout, Elizabeth Geraldine Stout

Wm. W. Stout, the competent Postmaster of Morrilton and a prominent
planter of Gregory Township, was born near the locality in which he
now resides, in 1852. He was the oldest in a family of three children
born to James M. and Sarah J. (Ashmore) Stout, who were natives of
Tennessee and Alabama respectively, and are, on both sides, members of
pioneer families to this and Pope County Paternal grandfather,
William, immigrated with his family to Pope County in 1842, and he
at once became one of the influential citizens of that county. In 1850
he [William Winfield] was elected County Clerk, and re-elected for three successive
terms. After the war he [William Winfield] was again appointed Clerk by Governor Murphy,
and while serving in that office was assassinated November 5, 1866. He
was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and had
preached in Pope County since his settlement, and had become one of
the best known and most highly respected citizens. His wife died in
1875. Maternal grandfather, Andrew S. Ashmore, came to Arkansas from
Tennessee in 1838, and settled in Pope County, where he bought land
and made extensive improvements. In 1849 this family removed to Conway
County, and settled in Gregory Town ship. There Mr. Ashmore died in
1860, and was followed by his estimable wife in 1875. James M. Stout
was reared in Pope County, where he resided till 1852, when he removed
to Gregory Township in this county, and entered land, made
improvements, and resided till his death, in 1875. He was married to
Miss Ashmore in 1850, and this lady is still living. Mr. Stout was
Postmaster at Old Hickory from 1868 till his death, and was for years
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The subject of this
sketch was reared on the farm, and had such educational facilities
as was afforded by the common schools. He was united in marriage in
1870 to Miss Hattie M. Peck, a native of this State and county. At
about the time of his marriage he entered a homestead, on which he
lived but a short time, and then sold his claim and bought his present
farm of 200 acres, on Point Remove Creek, two miles west of the
present site of Hattieville. Here he has made most extensive
improvements, and now has one of the best farms in Gregory Township,
having 125 acres under cultivation, nearly all of which he has himself
cleared, a handsome residence erected in 1887, and several tenant
houses. Farm is well stocked, and the portions not cleared are still
covered with good timber. Mr. Stout has always been quite active
politically, and is consistent in his adherence to the principles of
the Republican party, for which he has done much good in this county.
Mr. Stout has had much experience in the management of postoffices
having served almost continuously since 1875, when he was appointed to
the office at Old Hickory. He served there till 1880, and was
appointed to the office at Atkins, in Pope County. Here he served one
year when he was appointed mail agent on the railroad. The next year
he was reappointed to the office at Atkins and served till 1885. On
May 14, 1889, was appointed to the office at Morrilton. To the union
of Mr. and Mrs. Stout have been born five children, named in order of
birth: Henry M., Edwin D., Ella, William H. and Minnie Maud. Mrs.
Stout holds membership in the Presbyterian Church. The village of
Hattieville was named by Mr. Stout in honor of his wife Hattie.
Socially Mr. Stout is a member of the Knights of Honor and of the Odd
Fellows Galla Rock Lodge at Hattieville.
Bio: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ar/conway/bios/bios-s.txt

William Winfield Stout

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Wife:   Harriet M. Peck

Born: 1-Dec-1852
Died: 9-Apr-1892

AKA: Hattie. Birth certificate notes Harriet M. Peck. In a history of Hattieville written by Rena Stout years ago she writes, "The Hattieville Post Office was established in 1884 with Prof. P. McReynolds Postmaster and was named by my father-in-law, W.W. Stout in honor of his first wife, (before her death), Hattie Peck Stout."

Harriet M. Peck

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Male  Child 1:   Henry M. Stout

Born: 1871
Died: 1919


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Male  Child 2:   Edwin Delano Stout

Born: 9-Feb-1874
Died: 1959


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Male  Child 3:   Joseph M. Stout

Born: 1876
Died: 1877


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Female  Child 4:   Mary (Ella)  Rosella Stout

Born: 2-Jan-1879
Died: 1-Sep-1960
Spouse: Kit Carson Williams, Otis T Proctor
Children: William Winfield Williams

b. Hattieville, AR

Her life was spent in Arkansas and Texas until 1938 when she moved to Kansas where she spent the remainder of her years at Clifton and Belleville. As a child she affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and retained this affiliation all her life. She was a devoted wife and mother.
  Preceding her in death were her parents, five brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son, William; daughter-in-law, Jean; three grandchildren, Nancy, Richard and James, all of Chester; five step-daughters, Mrs. Hazel Conner, Mrs. Leola Cornutt and Mrs. Robbie Lille of Dumas, Texas., Mrs. Odessa Phillips of Skellytown, Texas and Mrs. Norma Sue Powers of Hot Springs, Ark; her step-mother Mrs. Georgia Stout of Hattieville, Ark; three half-sisters, Mrs. Wilma Hall and Mrs. Thelma Watson of Hattieville, Ark., and Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Inglewood, Calif; a half-brother, Marlin Stout of Hattieville, Ark,; other relatives and friends.

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Male  Child 5:   William Homer Stout

Born: 27-Aug-1881
Died: 5-Oct-1923
Spouse: Wilma Myrtle Arnn
Children: Baby Stout, Clara Louise Stout, William Winfield Stout, John Arnn Stout, Martha Ashmore Stout, Margaret Blair Stout

AKA: John
One Source: RADMHerald F. Stout, USN (ret.) of San Diego, CA
Second Source: Nancy Weaver

From Margaret Stout Burks:
When John Stout married Myrtle Arnn in 1909, they left Arkansas for John to take a position with the railroad in Chicago. After their first child was delivered still-born, John became restless to move, so he applied for a job with the Southern Pacific railroad in Walnut Creek, CA. Their trip west included a stop-over in Tucson, AR. We were told that when John stepped off the train in Tucson, helooked around at the valley and beautiful mountains and said, "This is where I want to spend the rest of my life." He then went into the office at the depot to ask if they had an opening in Tucson. They did, and he accepted on the spot. Later, John sold property he purchased in Walnut Creek, just as he had bought it, sight unseen.

When the Stouts arrived in Arizona, it was about to become the baby state, and John saw a great potential in real estate. In the following 13 years to his death, John purchased two rental properties, a small house and a duplex. Next he found a large, brick, fully furnished home for the family, then built another duplex on the lot adjoining the home. John was smart, diligent and ambitious and his vision in property allowed his widow to remain in Tucson and to raise their children without hardship, as well as to enable her to live all her 84 years independently.

For our lives, and for this, we thank you dad.

We still own the family home in Tucson. It has now been designated as an historical home along with others in the neighborhood.

The flu epidemic after World War One took John at the age of 42. He is buried in a common grave with his son John Arnn.

Margaret Stout Burks

William Homer Stout

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Male  Child 6:   Robert Stout

Born: 8-Aug-1883
Died: 28-Apr-1885


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Female  Child 7:   Minnie Maude Stout

Born: 27-Aug-1885
Died: 6-Jan-1904