Will and Maude Stout did not always fight. Perhaps Maude doesn’t look terribly happy in these childhood photos, but it is heart warming to see that they traveled together with their spouses and individually they knew how to have a good time.
The three siblings were together, presumably in New York City in 1900 or 1901. Here you see the three siblings on the right hand side and the two spouses on the left. Maude looks so sweet in this picture compared to her youthful pictures, and her later reputation.
Vera (center) had graduated high school In May 1899 when she was sent to New York to go to secretarial school and live with her brother Will. The school did not last long, as she was listed on the 1900 census as living at home with her parents. However, her brother Will, was also at home in Killbuck on June 4 when the census was taken. Perhaps they both returned to New York that month, because surely Will and Jean were married by the time this picture was taken.
At any rate, this beautiful photograph captures what was probably the most joyful time in the lives of all five of them.
Will and his wife Jean even traveled with Maude and Carlos. Here is a fading tintype from Niagara Falls. It is speckly because I enhanced as much as possible. Will and Jean married in 1900 and Carlos and Maude married in 1898, and the photo was presumably taken not long after Will and Jean’s marriage. I think this photo is interesting because I believe it is taken in a photographer’s studio with the quartet posed against a painted background.
And just for fun, here are a couple more vacation pictures–these on the beach.
This picture of Maude Stout Bartlett might have been taken on her honeymoon. I have not concrete information, but this must be Florida, and her bathing dress indicates very late 1800s or early 1900s.
And here are Will and Jean Stout at the beach –probably close to New York City–with a group of friends. Jean wrote on the back that the photo was taken by Mr. Benedict. There is a couple named Benedict in the photo of Bill and Jean’s dinner party in New York City, which I showed on this post. Someone has circled Will in the back row and Jean in the next row down.
The other thing that intrigues me about this photograph– besides the wonderful bathing costumes–I wonder who the children are. For sure one of the girls in the front row must be Jean’s daughter from her first marriage. Which one, I wonder? I have no other photos that show her, so would love to know. In case you know her, I’m looking for children or grandchildren of Margaret Rogers (born Oct. 1893) Owens. She married in December 1916. Her husband’s name: Temple Hubert Owens. They lived in New Jersey, but in 1952 lived in Georgia. Her husband died and was buried in Earlville New York in 1957, but I do not have information about her death. Can you help?
Now you know that Will and Maude Stout did know how to have fun!