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Pvt Burton William Trout
Birth: Mar. 8, 1843
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 10, 1916
Cowley County
Kansas, USA

Husband of (1) Etta Emmaline PLATT; (2) Addie COMMENT; (3) Nellie PRATT; (4) Carrie A. [unkown] LEGG; and (5) Flora CLEVELAND.

Burton William TROUT was born 8 March 1843 in Towanda, Bradford, PA, the son of Andrew V. TROUT and Lovica CROFUT.

Burton was married a total of (5) times, marrying first to Etta Emmaline PLATT on 1 Jan 1866 in Bradford County, PA after he returned home from being a POW in the Civil War. The young couple moved to Sac City, Iowa in May, 1867, where wife "Ettie" died 1 Aug 1871. At least (2) children were born to this first union, William J. (1867-1896), and Eugene VanRensselaer TROUT (1871-1948). After Ettie died, Burton married four additional times, click on his name for additional details.

The following two biographical sketches provide a good overview of his busy and varied life:

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B.W. Trout:

B.W. Trout, deputy recorder, was born in LeRoy [actually Towanda], Bradford County, Pa., in March, 1843. He enlisted in the 106th Pa. Vol., and was in several of the most important engagements of the war. He was wounded at Gettysburg and also at Petersburg, June, 1864, where he was captured and confined in Libby Prison a few days; started for Macon, Ga., and escaped, was recaptured and taken to Lynchburg, Va., thence to Raleigh, N.C. He was paroled in March, 1865, and discharged the following April. He came to Sac City, IA., in May, 1867, and engaged in farming one season; taught school the following winter, and continued teaching until 1871, when he was appointed deputy treasurer, which office he held until 1878, excepting during the year 1874. He then filled a vacancy as recorder, and was appointed deputy upon Mr. Flack's being elected recorder. Mrs. B.W. Trout, milliner, established business in Dec., 1880. She carries a full and elegant line of millinery and ladies' furnishings goods, and employs a first-class milliner trimmer.

Source: William H. Hart, Historical and Biographical Sketches of Sac County, Iowa (Sac City, 1914)

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On Winfield's list of retired businessmen is found the name of W. B. Trout, who is one of our most worthy citizens. He has resided in this city for fifteen years and for six years was engaged in the mercantile business in which capacity he was well known and very successful. He had fourteen years experience in the business before he came to this city. Mr. Trout was born in Bradford county. Pennsylvania, March 8, 1843, in which state he was educated. He was married in August, 1886, to Mrs Carrie Legg in this city. He is the father of three childern, two sons and one daughter, one of the sons dying at Fort Scott, Kan. , at the age of 29 years, Mr. Trout resides at 218 West Ninth avenue. He has a war record well worthy of mention. He enlisted August 26, 1861, Co. D. 4th California Vol. Infty. Although this was strictly a Pennsylvania regiment, it was chosen to fill out the quota in the California troops, and was so credited until 1862, when it was transferred, on the records, back to Pennsylvania as the 106th Pennsylvania volunteers. This regiment as the 4th California and 106th Pennsylvania always constituted a part of the Second Brigade, Second Division, Second Army Corps in the Army of the Potomac. Mr. Trout participated in all the hard fought battles of this corps until June 22. 1864, when he was captured. As the Confederates were being hard pushed at this time, he was rushed from prison to prison, first Libby, then Lynchburg, VA., Macon, GA , Charleston, S.C, Columbia, S.C, Charlotte, S.C., Greensboro, N.C, Raleigh, N.C,. Wilmington, N.C., and there paroled February 28, 1865, having been a prisoner of war eighth months and six days. He was musterd out at Philadelphia, Penn., April 1, 1865. with a service of three years, seven months and five days. Mr. Trout is a member of the following orders of this city: A.F. & A.M. Adelphia 110, of which he is secretary, Winfield Chapter 31 R.A.M. secretary of this also, Winfield Commandery XO. 15, KT. of which he is recorder, and O.E.S. Council of R. and select Masters and of the G.A.R. He is also a member of the Presbyterian church

Source: WINFIELD COURIER HISTORY OF COWLEY COUNTY, KANSAS, by D.A. Millington up to 1882 and brought down to January 1,1901 by E.P. Greer, Supplemental Edition

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Family links: 
  Andrew V. Trout (1819 - 1882)
  Carrie A. Legg Trout (1842 - 1912)*
  Etta Emmaline Platt Trout (1850 - 1871)*
  Eugene VanRensselaer Trout (1871 - 1948)*
  Burton William Trout (1843 - 1916)
  Milton M. Trout (1845 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
(Civil War) Company "D," 106th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry
Union Cemetery
Cowley County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Graham Cemetery section
Maintained by: Craig H. Trout
Originally Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Jul 10, 2006
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Pvt Burton William Trout
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Pvt Burton William Trout
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Pvt Burton William Trout
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Member of Siverd G.A.R. Post 85 in Winfield, Kansas.
- Joe Chrisman
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
Pvt. Burton William TROUT, Co. "D," 106th PA Inf Regt was wounded in Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, then wounded again at Petersburg on 22 June 1864 and taken prisoner, and then rapidly transferred through (9) different POW camps until finally paroled 28 Feb 1...(Read more)
- Craig H. Trout
 Added: Nov. 28, 2010
Enlisted 16 Aug 1861, Company "D," 106th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divison, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, his company spending part of that time detailed to augment the 4th California Infantry Regiment; fought in numerous maj...(Read more)
- Craig H. Trout
 Added: Nov. 28, 2010
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