Jacob Martin Troutt
JACOB TROUTT DIES IN MT. VERNON
After an illness of some six or eight weeks Jacob Troutt
passed away at 7:30 this morning, at his home at 316 Johnson
Avenue. Mr. Troutt came to this city many years ago from McLeansboro
and opened up a blacksmith shop in this city. He has remained in this
business constantly until about two months ago when the condition of
his health forced him to retire.
Mr. Troutt, who was 70 years of age, had always been of a strongly
religious nature and took much interest in the work of all churches.
It was while attending the Bonnie Camp Meeting last August that he
suffered an attack of something in the nature of a paralytic stroke and
had to be brought to his home in the city in an ambulance. Since that
time his health has been rather poor, but he kept to his anvil and retained
his active interest in church work as long as he was able to be about.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Henry, John,
Milton, and Bert of this city and Marshall, who lives at Madison, Illinois.
Also Mrs. Nellie Hollowell of Memphis Tenn., Mrs. Laura Underwood of
San Bernardino, California, Mrs. Oma Mason of St. Louis and Mrs. Frances
Byrd of this city. Funeral Services were held in Mt. Vernon at the
Church of God on Bell street. Burial took place at Oakwood.
Source: Mt. Vernon Herald
Submitted by: Karen Simmons