From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 532-533, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Abraham Lincoln Stout was born in Ripley township, Brown county,
Illinois, November 9, 1860. He is the fifth son of Francis M. and
Catherine Stout (see biography of same). He was reared and educated at
Ripley. In his youthful days he attended school and helped his father
on the farm. He lived with his parents until his marriage and then
settled on the farm he now owns and occupies. This contains 180 acres,
pleasantly located on the Rushville road one mile east of the
courthouse. He has erected a good set of farm buildings, planted fruit
and shade trees and otherwise improved the farm.
He was married in November, 1884, to Miss Louisa Lanning. She
was born in Cooperstown township and was the daughter of Isaiah and
Ellen Lanning. They have three children: Ethel, Eleanor Lottie and
Mrs. Stout is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Stout is a
Republican in politics. Both he and his wife are good, hard working
farmers and are greatly esteemed by all who know them.