Kate Stout Ancestors
My mother is Anne Shields, born in Pittsfield, MA in 1935. Her parents were Mary Fenwick b. 1915 in Pittsfield, MA, and Edward Shields b. 1905 in Lenox, MA. The family is mostly Irish, with an English and French Canadian line mixed in.
My father is Leo Ray Stout, born in Fink Creek, WV, in 1935. His parents are Jesse Stout and Mary Woodson.
These documents describe the family origins. Some of these documents are a bit old, contact me for more recent info.
Geoff Arnold Ancestors
My partner, Geoff Arnold, has some interesting ancestors.
Rainbows & Dawsons
The Rainbows and Dawsons have English origins.
Geoff’s mother, Lorna Arnold (born Rainbow), wrote about her fascinating life, including serving as a British Nuclear Historian.
My Short Century, her memoir, is available on Amazon.
Planned: Rainbow & Dawson
Arnolds & Denigs & Steeles
John Steele & Family (Book on Amazon)
John Steele of Scotland, one of Geoff’s ancestors, was an early educator in the Mechanics’ Institute movement. He helped establish schools for men working in mills and factories in Glasgow, Aberdeen, and New York City in the 1820s and 30s. I’ve recently finished a book about him
Geoff’s paternal grandmother was a Denig. Her family has some early immigrants to the US, including Pennsylvania Quakers who settled. This document is a genealogy of some of them.