Okey J. Stout

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
Tina Hursh
December 13, 1999

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume II
Pg. 73

Okey J. Stout has for nearly a quarter of a century been a prospering
business man of Parkersburg, a druggist and also interested in other lines.
He is a brother of Parkersburg’s postmaster, Walter E. Stout, under whose name
a more complete account of the family will be found.
Okey J. Stout was born at Parkersburg, June 18, 1877, and this city
has always been his home. He completed a public-school education and in 1897,
at the age of twenty, entered the retail drug business after two years of
training as clerk in the drug store of W.E. Skirvin. He has concentrated his
efforts along this line and is now interested in two drug stores, and is also
associated with his brother, Walter, in the oil business and is a director
of the First National Bank.
Mr. Stout is a Knight Templar and thirty-second degree Scottish Rite
Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,
belongs to the Rotary Club and is a democrat in politics.