Dan Westphal Research Letter to my Great Grandfather Claude Stout

Dan E Westphal was researching his wife’s family history and he wrote a letter to my Great-Grandfather Claude James Stout asking for family history information. He later wrote some articles in local family history publications and included the information he received from Grandpa Stout.

Dan E. Westphal

AA109 Carlson Terrace

Fayetteville, ARK. 72701

Mr. Stout,

My name is Dan Westphal and I am helping my wife Janet compile her family history. Her mother, Kathryn Paul, was a Stout before she married. I know that her forefathers lived in Northwest Arkansas.

Enclosed with this letter is a chart showing my wife’s relationship to the Stout’s of Northwest Arkansas. Also enclosed is a list of questions concerning my wife’s ancestors. If you and my wife have common ancestors, please answer any of the questions you can and send the answers back to me.

I am sending a copy of this letter to all of the Stout’s in the local phone books. If you wish I will keep in touch with you and send you any info I receive from the others. Thank you very much for your time and help.

Thanks again,

Dan Westphal