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Hyrum Stout

Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 May 1846 (aged 1)
Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Near Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa
Memorial ID 34249511 · View Source
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Fri 8 May 1846. I was sick & went into the wood being very lonesome…
I was sent for… my little son Hyrum was dying. I found the poor little afflicted child in the last agonies of death. He died in my arms... with the whooping cough & black canker [scurvy]… the 2nd child which I had lost both dying in my arms. I shall not attempt to say anything about my feelings … for my family is still afflicted.

My wife is yet unable to go about & little Hosea my only son now is wearing down with the same complaint & what will be the end thereof.

I have fearful forboding of coming evil on my family yet. We are truly desolate & and afflicted and entirely destitute of any thing even to eat much less to nourish the sick

From the journal of Allen Joseph Stout (Hosea's brother):
Friday the 3rd [April 1846] we started early, but there came a thunder shower so that the road got so muddy that we had to double our teams, and so some got stuck in the mud, and did not get to camp that night. So we kept rolling on from place to place through the mud until the 27th when we pitched our tents in a beautiful grove of timber where we began to make a farm. This place was called Garden Grove. Here it was determined by the council that those who were out of provisions should stop and raise a crop. About these times, the rattlesnakes bit a good many of our animals, and there was a great exposure the Saints were forced to undergo. There one of Hosea's boys died.

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  • Created by: Sandra Smith (Barton) Gwilliam
  • Added: 27 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34249511
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hyrum Stout (4 Jul 1844–9 May 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34249511, ; Maintained by Sandra Smith (Barton) Gwilliam (contributor 46485418) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Near Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa.