Biographical Sketch of George W. Trout

(See Ward and Ghigau)  George Washington, son of Samuel and Louisa (Ward) Trout was born in Georgia, September 15, 1847. He served the Confederacy during the Civil War under Captain Joseph Franklin Thompscon. He is at present (1921) one, of not over twenty survivors, of the Confederate Cherokee Brigade of over three thousand veterans.

He married in December 1868 Mary Eaton, born in 1847.

They were the parents of: Sallie Emma, born May 4, 1870, married William Baker; Elizabeth, born December 1872; married Charles S. McComb; Logan John, born April 8, 1876; and James Morton, born April 21, 1883. Mrs. Mary Trout died April 25, 1883.

He married July 29, 1884, Martha Ann, daughter of Richard Taylor and Sarah Elizabeth (Day) Parks, born March 26, 1885 in Bradley County, Tennessee.

They are the parents of: Henry Ward, born July 29, 1886 Isaac Day, born February 16, 1888; Georgia Ann, born December 24, 1890, and Creed B. Trout, born September 27, 1892; he enlisted in the World War at Vinita, September 22, 1917; was assigned to Battery A, 319th Field Artillery, 82nd Division. Was in the actions of Tout Sector, August 16 to 28; St. Mihiel, September 12 to 16; Meuse-Argonne, September 26 to November 11, 1918; Army of Occupation to May 12, 1919. Was discharged at Camp Pike, Arkansas, May 24, 1919. He is entitled to wear a gold service chevron.

Henry Ward Trout married Stella Lauchner and they were the parents of Leta B. Trout. Mr. Trout’s second wife was Eva Ketchum, and they are the parents of Lucile and Argyle Woodrow Trout.

George W. Trout is an Odd Fellow and Mason, and has been for many years a merchant at Big Cabin.



Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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