Stout, Frank Lester.

Biography

Stout, Frank Lester. b. August 18 (24), 1916, Savannah, Georgia; father Lester B. Stout (1893-?), Marnie Belle Stout (1893-?); Attended the University of Reno for 2 years; Single; Journalist, Trade Union Business Agent and Labor Organizer; CP June/July 1937; Received Passport# 30999, San Francisco series, on August 10, 1937 which listed his address as 140 18th Street, San Jose, California and 410 Vassar Street, Reno, Nevada; Sailed August 18, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Arrived in Spain via Massanet on August 29, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, Co. 1, and Plaza Mayor (July 1938); Rifleman and Scout; Rank Sargento; Served at Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel, Segura de los Baños, Retreats and the Ebro Offensive; WIA August 1, 1938; Returned to the US on December 15, 1938 aboard the Paris; Married Ann Meiklejohn (1916-?) in 1939; d. November 5, 1993, Berkeley, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; Pay; RGASPI; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 16, No. 2, Fall 1994, p. 15; Cadre; L-W Tree Ancestry.
Photograph: Frank Stout. RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 995; and Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Photograph Collection; ALBA Photo 15; Series I Photographs 1930s-1990s, Box 3, Folder 42. Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.