Sunday, February 23, 2020

1924 Obituary of Leslie Simon Strout of Ripley, Maine, and Dexter, Maine

Obituary of Leslie Strout of Ripley, Maine, and Dexter, Maine, with handwriting noting the date, June 30, 1924, which was his date of death, not likely the date the obituary appeared in the newspaper.

A transcription appears at the end of this post.

The obituary was found in a scrapbook of mostly Dexter, Maine, area, and Skowhegan, Maine, area, items.

He was Leslie Simon Strout, born in Ripley, either on 7 September 1856, as a record in the Maine J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999 [backed up by information in the obituary) or in 1855, as noted on his stone, photographed on FindaGrave.

About 1885, Simon married Cora Belle Seavey or Sevey (1866-1925); they would have at least three children:
  1. Bertha Ellen Strout (1886-1960), who married Fred Albert Littlefield
  2. Selden Albert Strout (1893-1977); married Maple Hutchins
  3. Mabel Lillian Strout (1896-1964); married Wesley C. Richards

Leslie, Cora and their children are all buried in the Mount Pleasant cemetery at Dexter, Maine.


Leslie Strout
The many friends of Leslie Strout were sorry of his death which occurred Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Littlefield.

Mr. Strout has been tenderly cared for by his daughter for the past year.

Mr. Strout was born in Ripley, September, 1856, the son of Abner and Mary Strout.

He leaves besides his widow, Mrs. Cora Strout, three children, Mrs. Bertha Littlefield, Mrs. Mabel Richards, Seldon Strout, all of Dexter. Other relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Harry Weymouth of Dexter and Mrs. Rose Nutter of California.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Littlefield. Rev. D. P. Pelley of the Methodist church officiated.

Ripley, Maine, in 1860

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