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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pike County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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George W. Trout, farmer, Cany 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 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 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.

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This family biography is one of 71 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pike County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Pike County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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