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Thursday, July 27, 2017

TROUT, Robert

Robert TROUT
UPDATE - This photo of Robert Trout has been claimed by his son and is going back home! 

This picture postcard was found at the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds in Florida, during one of their monthly Antique Shows in 2015.

On the back is written the name "Robert Trout". Also there is a hand-written note to an unknown person which says:

"This is our boy at 8 mo. He is some boy. Do you want him? Merry Christmas from Lucy, Irvin & Robert"

Since there is no address or stamp, I will assume the postcard was included along with some delivered gift. quickly found a family in Carbon County, Pennsylvania which matches these clues.

ROBERT W. TROUT (28 Feb 1924 - 18 Feb 2000) son of Irvin Daniel Trout (1892-1966) and Lucy Pogmore (1894-1998).

Lucy's parents George Pogmore (b.1862) and Lucy Unwin (b.1864) were from the Wallingford CT area, and were both born in England.

On various Census records, Irvin Trout is identified as a plumber. Irvin's parents are Mabry Trout (1864-1942) and Caroline Louise Wagner (1864-1943).

Other than Irvin's time in the military during WWI, and Robert's stint in the Navy in WWII, it seems that Robert and his parents lived their entire lives in the town of East Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, which is apparently part of the town of Jim Thorpe, PA.

Robert married Dama Lucille Gerhard (1929-2005) 14 May 1949 (see clipping at right, click for larger image) and had a son Robert Irvin Trout (13 Dec 1949-). The infant was born prematurely by C-section in mid-Dec 1949. Baptized in Feb 1950. (UPDATE - Robert and Dama's granddaughter today informed me that the newspaper clipping has her grandmother's name misspelled. It should say Dama Gerhard.)

Robert and Dama must have divorced. She is shown marrying Joseph Heimbach in Apr 1971.

Robert and both of his parents are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, PA.


  1. Actually the correct name would be Dama Lucille....not Dana. She was my grandmother.

    1. Well, you would certainly know! Sorry, I just went by the newspaper clipping. I will correct that. Thanks for visiting the blog.

    2. That was supposed to be a thumbs