George W. Trout

Goodspeed 1890


George W. Trout, farmer, Caney Fork, Ark. Among the successful
agriculturists of Pike County, whose merits are such as to entitle them to
representation in the present work, is Mr. George W. Trout, the subject of
this sketch. His parents, W.N. and Mary A. (Huffman) Trout, were natives
of North Carolina and Illinois, respectively. They were married in Arkansas
and became the parents of two children: George W. and John H. The father
was a public spirited man and was a Republican in his political views. He
enlisted in the late (Civil) war, but was not in active service. He was
also a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and died in 1886, but the
mother is still living, and is quite advanced in years. George W. Trout
was born in Clark County, Ark., January 24, 1860, and was reared and
educated in this State. He started out in life for himself as a farmer,
and this occupation has continued ever since. He is the owner of 170 acres
of land, and has thirty-five acres under cultivation. In 1884 his nuptials
with Miss Sarah A. Wright, a native of Georgia, born in 1857, were
celebrated, and to them have been born three children: Wilson N., Mary S.
and William T. Mr. Trout was elected (school) director in 1883, and served
in that capacity for five years. He is a Republican in politics, but is
not active in that respect. He and Mrs. Trout are members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, (The Goodspeed
Publishing Company: Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis), 1890, Pike County,
page 342-343.

Update 04.07.00               David Kelley 1997                BIO-0097.HTM