Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 26, 1948

          Lee Wain Shrout,  79-year-old retired plumber of Middletown, died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McGraw convalescent home, at Fountaintown.  Mr. Shrout had suffered with heart asthma for some time and had gone to the convalescent home eight days ago.
          THE  SON  OF  Dr. W. T. and  Virginia (Neal) Shrout,  he was born near Carlisle, Ky., on March 20, 1869.  He came to Shelby county when young and resided in Blue Ridge and Waldron before moving to Middletown in 1936.  Early in life he became a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and later joined the Waldron Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge for many years.
          He never married and his only close survivors are three sisters,  Mrs. Lucy Rees  and  Mrs. Otto Wagoner  of Waldron and  Mrs. Elbert McKay  of Rush county.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Ewing mortuary Friday at 2:00 p.m. with his nephew,  Rev. O. W. Rees,  and  Rev. M. T. Eicholz officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 23, 1935
Hundreds Mourn Passing of Mrs.
Virginia Shrout, of Waldron
--- Funeral to Be at Church
          Last rites for  Mrs. Virginia Shrout,  who passed away at her home in Waldron at 1:05 o'clock yesterday afternoon, will be held on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Waldron M.E. church, of which the deceased was a devoted member.  Rev. R. O. Pearson, of Bloomington, former pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial, which will be in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery, will be in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
          Mrs. Shrout was born in Kentucky on April 19, 1851, the daughter of  John and   Lucy Byrum Neal.  She was eighty-four years, one month and two days old at the time of death which is deeply mourned by the hundreds of friends.
          Her husband,  Dr. W. T. Shrout,  passed away in 1914.  Survivors are three daughters,  Mrs. Otto Wagner,  of Waldron;  Mrs. Allen Rees,  North Vernon, Ind., and  Mrs. Elbert McKay,  Rush county; one son,  Lee W. Shrout,  of Waldron, and ten grandchildren.
          The deceased was a member of the Eastern Star of Waldron.  She was active and interested in community affairs and her death is a great loss.
Contributed by  Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday Afternoon, March 28, 1914
Page 1   column 3-4
DR.  W.  T.  SHROUP[sic]
Death Occurred Friday Even-
ing at Six-Fifteen O'clock
After Physician Had Spent
Day In His Office
Occurred While He Was Entering
Haymond Tin Shop at Waldron to
Talk With Friends.
          Dr. W. T. Shrout,  of Waldron, one of the best known physicians in the county, and one of the oldest, died suddenly Friday evening about six-fifteen o'clock.  His death was due to apoplexy, attacks of which he had suffered for some time.  Death occurred in front of the tin ship[sic] adjoining his office.  Death was instantaneous.
          Dr. Shrout had spent the day at his office treating a number of patients who had called.  The last patient left his office about six o'clock in the evening.  About six-fifteen Dr. Shrout came out of the front door of the office, ostensibly to pay a short visit to the men in the  Charles Haymond  tin shop which adjoins the building in which he had his office.
          Just as he passed through the door of the tin shop he put his hands to the back of his head and exlaimed,  "Oh, that pain."  He then started to fall but was caught by  Edward Howard  and  Charles Haymond,  who were in the shop.  They carried him to his office where he was placed on a couch.  Dr. J. E. Keeling  and  Dr. Randolph  were called immediately.  Life had fled before their arrival, and after making an examination they stated that death was due to apoplexy.  Mr. Howard and Mr. Haymond stated that it was their belief that Dr. Shrout had died before they could reach his office.
          The death of the well known physician came as a great shock to his friends and acquaintances as well as the members of the family.  Dr. Shrout was known by every man, woman and child in the southeastern part of the county and was counted as a friend by all.  He was a man with a kindly disposition.  He had practiced medicine in this county for the last twenty-five years and during that time had met many of the people in the vicinity in which he resided.
          Dr. W. T. Shrout was a son of the late  Andrew and  Sarah Shrout.  He was born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, May 15, 1846.  At the time of his death he was aged sixty-seven years, ten months and twelve days.
          He began the practice of medicine sbout forty years ago, opening an office in Nicholas county, Ky.  He followed his profession in this home county for several years with success and later came to this state.  In 1885 he located at Martinsville and continued there for two years.  He then came to this county, after some investigation, and opened an office at Blue Ridge.  He remained there for twelve years, enjoying a large practice.  Later he decided to move to Waldron, which was more centrally located and would give him a larger territory in which to ptactice.  For the last fourteen years his residence and office had been in Waldron.  He had built up and maintained a large practice.
          Dr. Shrout became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church while yet living in Kentucky.  After taking up his residence in Waldron he transferred his membership to the Waldron M. E. church and had always been one of the staunch workers of the church.  He was a member of the Masons at Waldron and of the Blue Ridge order of Odd Fellows.  Both of these orders will take part in the funeral services.
          On Subust 22, 1867, he was married to  Miss Virginia L. Neal.  To this union seven children were born, five of whom survive.
          Dr. Shrout leave[s] his wife, two sons,  Dr. James Shrout, Jr.,  of Shirley, Ind.,  Lee W. Shrout,  at home; three daughters,  Mrs. Lucy Reese  of near North Vernon, Ind.;  Mrs. Otto Wagoner,  of Waldron;  Mrs. Elbert McKay  of Liberty township; one sister,  Mrs. Mary Fuller,  of Kentucky, three brothers,  James S. Shrout  and  George Shrout,  of Kentucky, and  Samuel Shrout,  of Kansas.
          The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock in the Waldron M. E. church, the Rev. Victor B. Hargitt, the pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery, in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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