When Howard Patrick Garoutte was born on 30 December 1903, in Carbon, Wyoming, United States, his father, William Mellon Garoutte, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Beatrice Persell, was 41. He married Anna Mercy Hunter on 8 May 1937, in Grand Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States. He lived in Grand Encampment, Carbon, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 July 1972, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 68.
French (southern): nickname, metonymic occupational name, or a topographic name from Occitan garouto, a term denoting a type of pea. This surname is very rare in France.