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William Anderson STOUT + Louisa Helen STRACHAN, Dunedin

Journal by ngairedith

William Anderson STOUT was born 27 February 1863 in Stouts Court, Lenwrick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
1 of 2 sons of Thomas STOUT (1806-1879) & Martha ANDERSON who married 8 May 1862, Lerwick, Shetland Isles
- Thomas had previously been married to Margaret SMITH (1810-1858) & they had 4 children who also emigrated to New Zealand:
1844 - 1930 Robert Stout, Prime Minister of NZ - see notes at end
- Robert married Anna Paterson Logan in 1876 & had 7 children
1846 - ? Jessie Smith Stout
- Jessie married John MacGregor in 1878, had Thomas Stout MacGreogr in 1879
1849 - 1912 George Smith Stout
- George didn't marry
1852 - 1924 Thomas Stout
- Thomas married Sarah Ann Kirkwood in 1884 & had 7 children

THOMAS STOUT died in 1879 and his wife Martha moved to NZ 1880-1882 with son, (William's brother), John Bannatyne Stout (1866-1946)
on 18 July 1900 at the residence of James Anderson, Waikiwi (brother-in-law of the bride), by the Rev George Lindsay, John Bannatyne Stout, son of the late Thomas Stout, merchant, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to Jeannie (sic, her name was Jane), second daughter of George MACKIE, Stewart island


William Anderson Stout left Greenock on the Taranaki, leaving Greeock 7 Nov 1878 (however, I didn't find him on the passenger list)

William attended Otago University between 1884-1887, graduating with a B.A. LL.B. and became a Solicitor.
Practiced at the Dunedin firm Sievwright & Stout
He married Louisa Helen STRACHAN on 13 March 1888 in Knox Church Dunedin
- William was 25 & Louisa was 23
from the Shetland Times 28-4-1888
... At Elder Street, Dunedin, New Zealand (home of William Strachan), on the 13th March, by the Rev. D. M. Stuart, D.D., WILLIAM ANDERSON STOUT, B.A., LL.D., Barrister-at-law, Dunedin, to ELIZA (sic) HELEN, third daughter of WILLIAM STRACHAN, Esq., Dunedin

1893 they are living in Ross street, Roslyn
1905 they are in Filluel street, Invercargill
1918 they are at 9 Filleul St, Gladstone, Invercargill when their son Thomas William died in France


the 12 known CHILDREN of WILLIAM & LOUISA:

... 1
1888 - 1972 Ruth Anderson Stout
- born in Roslyn, Dunedin 2 Dec 1888
- Ruth married Arthur Wellesley SIMPSON (1892-1956) 8 July 1914, Invercargill
- they had 9 children
- they lived in Invercargill for a time but Arthur disappeared. Ruth's father, William, asked the Salvation Army to find him. He was in Auckland and William sent Ruth and the children up there to join Arthur
- Arthur died 17 May 1956 aged 64. He is buried in Plot 25, Row F, Public Lawn at Birkenhead/Glenfield Cemetery
RUTH died on 7th Aug 1972 aged 83. She is buried with him
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... 2
1890 - 1944 Dorothy Stout
- born in Roslyn, Dunedin 12 Feb 1890
- Dorothy did not marry
- she lived at 59 Filleul St, Gladstone, Invercargill
- In December 1902 she was in Standard IV at Middle School and was 2nd in class (after Mary Harper who was Dux), brother Ernest received an attendance certificate that year
- In March 1904 she won a prize for her Montmellick embroidery work at the St Paul's Presbyterian sunday-school annual flower show. Sister Ruth won a prize for her painting and brother Ernest a prize for his french beans
- In December 1905 she was at the Waihopai School (her father was the committe chairman) in Standard VII, brother Ernest was Dux of the school that year, sister Elsie was in Standard V
DOROTHY died on 14 August 1944 aged 54
- she was buried in BLOCK 25 - PLOT 50 in Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill with her parents and her sister Marjorie

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... 3
1891 - 1918 Thomas William Stout
- born in Roslyn, Dunedin 8 Dec 1891
- Thomas was a lawyer
- he served in WWI as Private #29880 with the NZEF 19th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
THOMAS DIED of his WOUNDS on 17 April 1918 aged 28
- he is buried XXIX. E. 14A at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France and his memorial is on the Family grave memorial, Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill

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... 4
1892 - 1963 Ernest Thorval Stout
- born 12 Nov 1892
- In 1905 Ernest was in Standard VI of the Waihopai School and became Dux of the school in December that year
- he married Lorna Gray BOUSFIELD 18 April 1927 in Napier
- Lorna was born 26 September 1907 the 5th of 5 children to Herbert BOUSFIELD & Agnes Ashby McCONNEL
LORNA died 12 January 1952 aged 44 in Napier
- Ernest served in WWI as Private #6/153 with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion
- his enlistment address was Lonsdale House, Worcester Street, central Christchurch
- he was wounded in June & July of 1915. He was in Floriana Hospital, Malta in July 1915 and embarked for London later, sick & wounded
ERNEST died 27 May 1963 aged 70

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... 5
1894 - 1981 Elsie Margaret Stout
- born 24 April 1894
- In 1901 Elsie was in Standard I of Middle School
- In 1909 Elsie & brother Ernest received Free Places in the senior examinations
- she married Herbert Simms MITCHEL (1886-1966) 5 July 1912
- Herbert was baptised in 1894 at St Pauls, Invercargill
- she married Mervyn Holmes MITCHEL (1889-1973)
- sons of William Samuel MITCHEL (1853-1917) & Ismene Marian SIMMS (1863-1935)
ELSIE died 29 August 1981 aged 87

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... 6
1896 - 1985 Anna Louisa Stout
- born 11 March 1896
- she married John Alexander? SLOAN 1 July 1936
ANNA died 3 May 1985 aged 89

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... 7
1897 - 1981 Edith May Stout
- born 17 May 1897
- In December 1904 she was in the primer & infant class of the Waihopai School and won a prize for reading
- she did not marry
EDITH died 20 January 1981 aged 83

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... 8
1899 - 1958 Kenneth Stout
- born 2 January 1899
- In 1904 Kenneth was in the infant class at Waihopi School
- he married Barbara Jean BASSETT (1910-?) 17 April 1933
- daughter of Bryan BASSETT & Constance Eveleen KNOWLES
KENNETH died 14 April 1958 aged 59

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... 9
1901 - 1966 Robert Stout
- born 12 December 1900 in Invercargill
- he married Alice Johanna GUNN (1888-1980) in 1929
- 1 of 5 known children of William GUNN & Elizabeth Jane METTAN
- he married Catherine McEwen KING (1899-1972) 11 August 1956 in Timaru
- 1 of 5 known children of James KING & Marion Brown STRANG?
ROBERT died 22 June 1966 in Timaru aged 64
CATHERINE died 17 July 1972 aged 72
- they are buried together Plot 361, Row 141 at Timaru cemetery
- (Alice is buried with her parents)

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... 10
1902 - 1989 Eric Stout
- born 23 October 1902
- he married Grace Beatrice FLETCHER (1905-1966) 6 March 1930
- daughter of James FLETCHER & Grace MITCHELL
- Eric was a solicitor
ERIC died in the Victoria Home Invercargill, 27 June 1989 aged 86 and was buried in PLOT 327 - BLOCK 39 at Eastern Cemetery Invercargill with wife Grace
- the inscription reads:
In loving memory of
GRACE BEATRICE
Beloved wife of
ERIC STOUT
Died 18th Sept 1966 aged 61 years
Also the above
ERIC
Died 27th June 1989 aged 86 years


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... 11
1904 - 2000 Constance Menzies Stout
- born 3 September 1904
- she married Fred Druce YOUNG (1895-1969) in 1926
- Fred was a bank clerk in Rainbow, Victoria, Australia when he served in WWI as Private #2472 with the 10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement AIF, embarking from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915. He was 20 at the time. He returned to Australia 9 September 1916
CONSTANCE died in Wellington 23 December 2000 aged 96

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... 12
1906 - 1943 Marjorie Priscilla Stout
- born 23 March 1906
- Marjorie did not marry
- she served in WWII as Sergeant #823109 with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)
MARJORY died in NZ 7 April 1943 aged 37 while in service when a truck she was driving was struck by a train from Tuatapere at the show grounds, at a level crossing
- she is buried BLOCK 25 - PLOT 50 in Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill with her parents and her sister Dorothy
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William Anderson Stout died 17 September 1938 agd 75
his wife Louisa Helen Stout died 15 March 1956 aged 92
- they are buried in BLOCK 25 - PLOT 50 in Eastern Cemetery, Tay Street, Invercargill with 2 of their daughters Dorothy and Marjory
- the inscription reads:
In loving memory
WILLIAM ANDERSON STOUT
Beloved husband of
LOUISA H STOUT
Died 16th Sept 1938 aged 75 years
Also their daughters
Sgt MARJORIE P. STOUT W.A.A.C.
Died 7th April 1943 aged 37 years
DOROTHY
Died 11th Aug 1944 aged 54 years
Also the above Louisa H Stout
Died 15th March 1955 aged 91 years

- a plague underneath the main headstone reads:
Also their son
Pte THOMAS WILLIAM STOUT
1st NZEF
Killed at Etaples 17th April 1918
Aged 28 years



NOTES
A half brother, Right Honourable Sir Robert Stout, KCMG, MP. was the 13th Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century and later Chief Justice of New Zealand. He was the only person to hold both these offices.
He was noted for his support of liberal causes such as women's suffrage and for his strong belief that philosophy and theory should always triumph over political expediency ... from that link: Stout was born 28 September 1844 in the town of Lerwick, in Scotland's Shetland Islands. He retained a strong attachment to the Shetland Islands throughout his life. He was given a good education, and eventually qualified as a teacher. He also qualified as a surveyor in 1860. He became highly interested in politics through his extended family, which often met to discuss and debate political issues of the day. Stout was exposed to many different political philosophies during his youth. In 1863, Stout emigrated to Dunedin, New Zealand. Once there, Stout quickly became involved in political debate, which he greatly enjoyed.



STOUT BURIALS in INVERCARGILL



PHOTO
GRAVE of William Anderson & Louisa Helen Stout at Invercargill
- & daughters Dorothy & Marjorie Priscilla

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by PennyD on 2013-08-06 03:49:59

Thank you for creating this. My grandmother was Constance Young. Best wishes, Penny Darwin

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