|Birth: ||May 25, 1914|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 2004|
Daughter of Brook TROUT (1882-1975) and Agnes COOK (1886-after 1910)
Ruth Agnes TROUT was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 25, 1914 to Brook and Mary Agnes Cook Trout. Her father was a partner with Johnston, Keffer & Trout, a Harrisburg area paper distributor, and her mother was a teacher. She had an older sister, Helen Elizabeth Trout, born on August 30, 1912.
Ruth Trout graduated from William Penn High School in Harrisburg in 1932. She enrolled at Wilson College, her sister's alma mater, and then transferred to Dickinson College in the fall of 1933, where she joined Pi Beta Phi and graduated with the class of 1936.
After college, Trout worked as a teacher and librarian within the Harrisburg School District. She held several offices as a member of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club and was a cofounder of the Harrisburg City Panhellenic Council. Trout was also a member of the American Association of University Women Board, the Civic Club of Harrisburg, the Cumberland County Historical Society, the Cumberland Crossings Auxiliary, the Dickinson College Friends of the Library, the Friends of the State Museum, Lakeside Lutheran Church, and the Mary Dickinson Club.
In 1983, Trout and her sister, Helen, established the Trout Gallery at Dickinson College in honor of their parents. Trout was also a charter member of the board of advisors for the Friends of the Trout Gallery and regularly attended exhibit openings.
Ruth Trout died on Friday, November 19, 2004 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Source: Dickinson College Biographical Note
Note: Photo from the collection of Tom Simmers, used by permission
Created by: Craig H. Trout
Record added: Jan 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84067596
Ruth Agnes Trout -- Educator, Civic Leader, Patron of the Arts -- A truly remarkable lady.|
Craig H. Trout
Added: Jan. 27, 2012