Tuesday, June 28, 2011

John Christian & Dora Alice (Weybright) Stout

John Christian Stout, son of Henry Washington and Ellen Christina (Wurm) Stout, was born 6 Jan 1875 in Seneca County, Ohio and was baptised at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen, Seneca County, Ohio on 11 Jan 1875.  He died 14 Aug 1944 in Kosciusko County, Indiana after falling from a haywagon.  John married Dora Alice Weybright 29 Aug 1901.  She was born 23 Nov. 1875 in Jackson Township, Elkhart County, Indiana to William Henry and Susanna (Geyer) Weybright and died 16 May 1962 at Goshen, Indiana.

Gravestone of John C. & Dora A. (Weybright) Stout - Salem Cemetery, near Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Obituary of John C. Stout - The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Indiana, 15 August 1944, page 2

SYRACUSE:  The Rev. John C. Stout, 69, who had been a minister in the Church of the Brethren since 1895, was believed to have died instantly Monday night when he was thrown from a load of straw on his farm 4 1/2 miles southwest of here.  His neck was broken in the fall.

Mr. Stout was thrown when his horses were scared after the tongue and reach broke as the wagon was drawn through a small ditch.  With Mr. Stout was his grandson, Phillip Meek, who was not hurt.  The boy called a neighbor, Guy Morehouse, who notified the family of the accident.

The deceased was born in Seneca County, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1875, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Stout.  He married Dora Weybright of Syracuse Aug. 29, 1901.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Meek and Mrs. Emory (Hazel) Stetler, both of Syracuse; one son, the Rev. Russell H. Stout of Mishawaka; 6 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Otto Stout of Nappanee, Charles Stout of Elkhart and Alba Stout of Plymouth; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ross Timmons of Milford and Mrs. Mary Smith of Detroit, Mich.

Mr. Stout was elected a deacon in the Church of the Brethren in 1892 and was appointed an elder in 1901.

The body will be removed tonight from the Carr funeral home, Syracuse, to the family home.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the New Salem Church of the Brethren, one-half mile south of the Stout home, of which the deceased was a member and of which he was pastor a number of years.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.  The Rev. Howard Kreider, assisted by the Rev. Emerald Jones, will be in charge."

Obituary of Dora Alice (Weybright) Stout - The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Indiana, 17 May 1962, page 2
"SYRACUSE - Mrs. Dora Alice Stout, 86, of Syracuse, died Wednesday in the Hutchinson Nursing Home, Goshen.

She was born in Elkhart County, near Syracuse, Nov. 23, 1875, and had lived all her life in the Syracuse and New Salem communities.  She was married to John C. Stout Aug. 29, 1901.

He survives along with two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Stetler, Syracuse, and Mrs. Ruth Gump, Sebring, Fla.; a son, Russell, Mishawaka; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Urbanus Hubert, Goshen.

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the New Salem Church of the Brethren, of which Mrs. Stout was a member for 50 years.  Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Harris Funeral Home after 7:30 this evening."

John Christian and Dora Alice (Weybright) Stout had three children:
1 - Ruth Ellen Stout (1902-1065)
2 - Russell Henry Stout (1906-1976)
3 - Hazel Susannah Stout (1909-1971)