Judge Jesse Franklin Stout
& Anna Virginia (Green) Stout
of Navarro County, Texas


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Jesse Franklin Stout, Judge
Feb 6, 1846 - Aug 11, 1936


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Prominent in the affairs of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years, Judge J. F. Stout died at an early hour Wednesday morning at his simmer home in Manitou, Colorado.  Although definite funeral arrangements have not been completed the services are expected to be held in Corsicana sometime Friday.


PIONEER ATTORNEY DIED WEDNESDAY AT MANITOU, COLORADO

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JUDGE J. F. STOUT EXPECTED BE HELD FRIDAY

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo., Aug 12 - J. F. Stout, 90, retired county judge of Corsicana, Texas, died at his summer home here last night.  Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age.

Burial will be in Corsicana.  Definite funeral arrangements have not been made.

Judge Jesse F. Stout, aged 90 years, long prominent in political and legal affairs of Texas and Navarro county, died Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock at his summer home in Manitou, Colo.  The body will arrive here Friday morning and funeral services are expected to be held sometime Friday although definite time for the rites have not been determined.

Judge Stout, dean of the Navarro County Bar association, ex mayor of Corsicana, a former member of the Texas Legislature and former county judge of Navarro County, was born in Wilkes county, North Carolina, Feb. 6, 1846.  He moved to Texas, in October, 1871, and became a resident of Corsicana in 1872 where he resided since that time with the exception of four years spent in Raleigh in western Navarro county, one of the leading settlements of the county outside of Corsicana in the early history of the county.

TAUGHT SCHOOL

Judge Stout taught school in the county for several years and was admitted to the practice of law, his chosen profession, in June, 1878.  He became a leader among members of the Navarro county bar, one of the most famous in the early history of Texas, for almost a half century.  Judge Stout retired in 1925.

Among the high ranking attorneys who were members of the early Navarro County Bar association included Simkins and Simkins, Read and Read, Bullock and Beale, Frost, Barry and Lee, H. A. Halbert, John D. Lee, Bright and Formon, Horsley, J.M. Blanding, Wm Croft, Chas. W. Croft, Rufus Hardy, R. S. Neblett and others.

Beaton and Collin streets were paved during his administration as mayor of Corsicana from 1890 to 1892.  These were the first streets paved in this section of Texas.  The paving was of bois d'arc blocks on concrete base with a cushion of sand between the blocks and concrete.  This paving remained in constant use until 1917 and when removed was in excellent condition.  Some of the old paving on Collin street was not removed until a few years ago.  The candidacy of Judge Stout in the mayoralty contest was based on "lifting the business district out of the mud."

MEMBER LEGISLATURE

Judge Stout was in the Texas Legislature from 1882 to 1884 and served with distinction.  He was county judge of Navarro county from 1896 to 1900 and gave of his best talent and loyalty to his constituents.

Although a "teetotaler" Judge Stout was an outspoken opponent of prohibition and declared that it could not be a success or enforced during the years when prohibition was a paramount political question.  His views did not change after the Volstead and other prohibition measures became operative.

Judge Stout was a faithful member of St. John's Episcopal church and contributed liberally to its different activities and departments.  He was a long and faithful member of Masonic bodies and he was honored on his 90th birthday by delegations from the bar association and the Masonic Lodge calling on him.

He was married to Miss Anna V. Green in 1892, who survives.  One daughter, Mrs. Wilbur A. Wright, and three granddaughters all of Corsicana, also survive.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

 

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JUDGE J. F. STOUT WILL BE BURIED AT 5 OíCLOCK FRIDAY

LAST RITES FOR PIONEER OF CORSICANA FROM LATE HOME HERE

Funeral services for Judge J. F. Stout, aged 50 years, pioneer civic political and church leader of Corsicana, who died at his summer home in Manitou, Colo., Wednesday morning are to be held from the family home, 502 West Third avenue Friday afternoon at 5 oíclock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Betram Smith, rector of Christís Church, Oak Cliff, Dallas.

Judge Stout, a native of North Carolina, had resided in Texas since 1871. He taught school for some time before being admitted to the bar in 1878 and served in the Texas legislature, 1882-1884. He was mayor of Corsicana and was elected county judge in 18996. Judge Stout was one of the democratic leaders who regained the political control from the Populists in 1896. During his administration as mayor, the first pavement in this community was laid. Beaton and Collin streets were paved with bos díarc blocks and remained in use until a few years ago.

Judge Stout was a prominent member of the Masonic lodge and took an active interest in the affairs of St. Johnís Episcopal church of which he had been a long-time member.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur A. Wright, and three granddaughters, all of Corsicana.

The following vestrymen of the St. Johnís Episcopal church are to be pallbearers: R. L. Hamilton, J. Frank Williams, Ed M. Polk, Sr., W. V. Mowlam, H. D. Johnson, E. W. Ellis, R. B. Molloy and Sid Story.

Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Anna Virginia (Green) Stout

Mrs Anna Stout Dies; Services Slated Sunday

Mrs. Anna Green Stout, widow of the late Judge J. F. Stout, died at her residence, 1914 West Third avenue, Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Episcopal church with the Rev. David Watts officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Stout was born in Camden, Ark., on May 20, 1867. She lived in Corsicana for the psst 79 years.  She was married to the late Judge Stout November 29, 1892.

Mrs. Stout was a member of the Episcopal church, the DAR, and Kinsloe House.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Wright of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Katrine Wright Maxey of Dallas, and Miss Betty Wright, Corsicana; one great-granddaughter, Anna Virginia Blackford; four great-grandsons, Albert Wade Blackford, Jr., Wilbur Wright Blackford, Carl (this is all of the obituary that I have)

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Mrs. Anna Stout Dies; Services Slated Sunday

Mrs. Anna Green Stout, widow of the late Judge J. F. Stout, died at her residence, 1914 West Third avenue, Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Johnís Episcopal church with the Rev. David Watts officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Stout was born in Camden, Ark., on May 20, 1867. She lived in Corsicana for the past 79 years. She was married to the late Judge Stout November 29, 1892.

Mrs. Stout was a member of the Episcopal church, the DAR and Kinsloe House.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Wright, Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. Katrine Wright Maxey of Dallas, and Miss Betty Wright, Corsicana; one great-granddaughter, Anna Virginia Blackford; four great-grandsons, Albert Wade Blackford, Jr., Wilbur Wright Blackford, Carl Maxey, Jr. and Mark Maxey, Jr., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Sunday Rites For Mrs. Stout

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Green Stout, 97, widow of the late Judge J. F. Stout, were held Sunday at 5 p.m. from St. Johnís Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. David Watts, rector of the church of which she was a long-time member.

Mrs. Stout died at her home, 1914 West Third avenue Saturday morning.

Born, May 20, 1867 in Camden, Ark., she had resided in Corsicana 79 years. She was married to the late Judge Stout November 29, 1892.

Mrs. Stout also a member of the DAR and Kinsloe House.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur A. Wright, Corsicana, two granddaughters, Mrs. Katrine Wright Maxey, Dallas and Miss Betty Wright, Corsicana; one great-granddaughter, Anna Virginia Blackford, four great-grandsons, Albert Wade Blackford, Jr.; Wilbur Wright Blackford, Carl Maxey, Jr. and Mark Maxey, Jr., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alf Milligan, Ed M. Polk, Allyn Lang, Albert Frey, William V. Mowlam, Rufus Shell, Dan Story, William Clarkson, Gerald McClung and Luther A. Johnson, Jr.

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