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Bill and Bell Stout

Bill and Bell Stout

This photo is of Bill and Bell Stout. They were neighbors and friends (of the Rapson family) that lived on Highland Avenue in Joliet, IL. The photo also indicates that Bell was Eileen's mom. Fletcher Hawksley Studios Chicago, IL.


Stout photo

Heather, Belle Stout was my great-grandmother and Eileen was my grandmother. I have this exact photo. Small world!

Belle Stout

Jane, I’m so glad to hear that your family has a copy of this photo. I started uploading photos to this web site, because of this specific photo. Honestly, I felt guilty for having it when I was sure there were family members out there that would treasure it. If you would like my copy, I’d be happy to mail it to you. You can e-mail me at Also, I think that Belle might be in another photo that I have on this web site:

Reginald & Lucy Gould were my great-grandparents. My grandmother was Viola Beatrice “Vi” (Rapson) Welch. It is my understanding that your grandmother Eileen was one of her childhood friends. I have a number of photos that my grandmother wasn’t able to identify. Many of them are of children. I have most of them scanned, but haven’t had a chance to upload them yet. It’s possible that some of them are of your family. Would you be interested in looking at them?

I hope to hear from you.

Heather Wimsatt

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