Biography of B. R. Stout
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

B. R. Stout, a progressive and enterprising citizen of Kensington, where he is engaged in the mercantile business, was born here Nov. 24, 1891, the son of William and Ella (Ruhl) Stout.

William Stout, who died in 1919, was a well known merchant of Kensington for many years. His wife now resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

After completing his schooling in the public and high schools of Kensington, B. R. Stout attended Mt. Union College and Alliance Business College. He was associated in business with his father for a number of years, spent some time in the employ of the East Ohio Gas Company in Cleveland, the American Multigraph Company, Cleveland, and in 1920 returned to Kensington to assume his father's business interests. The Kensington Merchandise Company was established in March, 1921, with N. C. Maines, president; F. L. Cox, vice president; and Mr. Stout, secretary, treasurer and manager. In January, 1926 Mr. Stout bought out the Kensington Merchandise Company and is now sole owner and conducts the business. He carries a complete and high grade line of general merchandise and has an extensive business.

On June 27, 1916, Mr. Stout was united in marriage with Miss Miriam Culp, of Alliance, Ohio, and the daughter of William T. S. Culp. They have a daughter, Janet Marilyn, born April 2, 1921.

Mr. Stout is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is an independent voter.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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