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:
- Bertha Ellen Strout (1886-1960), who married Fred Albert Littlefield
- Selden Albert Strout (1893-1977); married Maple Hutchins
- Mabel Lillian Strout (1896-1964); married Wesley C. Richards