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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Henry L. Stout

HENRY L. STOUT was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, October 23, 1814. He was reared on a farm and his education acquired in the public schools. In 1836, before Iowa became a Territory, he located in Dubuque and for half a century was closely identified with the business interests and growth of that city. He built up one of the largest lumber establishments of the country, the business growing to an estimated value of $4,000,000. The yards and mills are located in Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri, having an annual output of more than 125,000,000 feet. Mr. Stout has long been largely interested in the breeding and raising of trotting horses and his name is known throughout the country as the owner of “Nutwood,” who became the king of trotting sires, leading all sires of his age in both first and second generation. Mr. Stout died in Dubuque, July 17, 1900.