The Rout Family Collection
Richard Clark Rout was born in London, England, on March 14, 1824. After coming to America, he married Margaret Van Zandt, who later died in a tornado in 1859. After remarrying Mary Ann Mills, and then Mary Ellen Zimmerman, he settled in Salida with his family of daughters, son, and stepsons. His obituary (possibly embellished) states that he had a very colorful life, going out West and earning and losing a fortune in gold.
Special thanks to Sharon Bookmyer Marangoni for contributing this collection.