Mary Esther Stout

20 October 1895–March 1983 (Age 87)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Mary Esther

When Mary Esther Stout was born on 20 October 1895, in Kansas, United States, her father, James Madison Stout, was 48 and her mother, Amanda Della Walters, was 38. She married Ward C Skiff on 16 September 1915. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Fowler, Otero, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado, United States in 1920. She died in March 1983, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado, United States.

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Ward C Skiff
Mary Esther Stout
Marriage: 16 September 1915
Duane Ward Skiff
Amy Lavon Skiff

Spouse and Children

16 September 1915



    Amy Lavon Skiff


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 6

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Irish and English:1. nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. 2. from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person. 3. possibly also a habitational name from a minor place named with the Old English element stūt ‘stumpy hillock’, which is found as a component in various Devon place names.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Esther Skiff in household of Ward Skiff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mamie E Stout in household of James Stout, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Stout in household of J M Stout, "United States Census, 1910"

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