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Erma L Krout Avis
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Birth: May 30, 1881
Death: Jul. 27, 1967

Spouses: Clarence Eugene Avis, T. J. Crawford

A Narrative History of The People of Iowa with SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY, BUSINESS, ETC. by EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M. Curator of the Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa Volume IV THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc. Chicago and New York 1931

ERMA L. KROUT. One of Mahaska County's able educators and most acceptable public officials is found in Miss Erma L. Krout, county superintendent of schools, a lady of social charm and many accomplishments. She was reared carefully in a home of intellectual environment and encouraged in her pursuit of knowledge, for which an aptitude was early shown. While still in girlhood she bore off degrees from one after another educational institution. There was a time when her sex might have interfered with her holding her present responsible position, but we now enjoy the liberty of a broader-minded day, and women of her intellectual qualifications are now both sought and appreciated. In 1919 she was elected county superintendent of the schools of Mahaska County, in which office she has continued, giving efficient service, and exerting a marked influence by her sound conceptions of educational progress.

Erma L. Krout was born at Fremont, Iowa, May 30, 1881, the daughter and only child of Dr. J. B. and Mary A. (Dinsmore) Krout, residents of Fremont. The family is of German extraction, but has been established in this county for many years. Doctor Krout became actively engaged in the practice of medicine in 1884, and was at Fremont from 1891, becoming one of the best known physicians of his county. He was injured in an automobile accident while hurrying to the bedside of a dying patient. After a month of intense suffering, he passed to his reward on January 11, 1929, leaving a heritage of blessed memories.

Miss Krout attended the local schools of Fremont, and later the Iowa State Teachers' College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and was graduated from the latter with the degree of B. Di. In 1918 she was graduated from the University of Des Moines with the degree of A. B. During the years she has been teaching she has covered all grade work, high school and business college, and was therefore qualified for her present office. Outside of her educational work she finds opportunity for membership in the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, the Watanye Club, and the Iowa State Teachers Association, and was chairman of the Executive Committee of the latter. She was also a member of the Iowa State Board of Educational Examiners, to which she was appointed by Governor Hammill. For many years she has been an active member of the Baptish Church.
Family links: 
  Jacob Buchanan Krout (1856 - 1929)
  Mary Alice Dinsmore Krout (1858 - 1947)
Cedar Township Cemetery
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Nov 15, 2006
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