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Ruth Trout Hougham historical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S2171
Identifier: S2171

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of Ruth Trout Hougham's historical sketch, "Franklin and Its Founder - George King," a four-page typewritten essay prepared for a talk Mrs. Hougham gave to a meeting of the Business and Professional Women in 1965. The sketch begins by describing the qualities and virtues of the early pioneers of Franklin and Johnson County, Indiana and then presents the biography of George King, the founder and "First Proprietor" of Franklin.


  • 1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Ruth Ann Trout was born June 10, 1891 in Franklin, Indiana to Solomon A. and Mary (Bennett) Trout. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1909 and from Franklin College with a bachelor of arts degree in 1913. She was an assistant teacher of German at Franklin College for two years and taught German and history in the schools of Providence, Kentucky before marrying Robert Bradley Haugham on June 10, 1915. The Houghams were the parents of two children, Alice Jane and Robert Edward. She was a charter member of the American Association of University Women and the Women's Study Club of Franklin. She was also a member of the Alexander Hamilton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as the chapter's regent from 1931 to 1933. A member of the Johnson County Historical Society, she was the volunteer curator at the Johnson County Historical Museum from 1961 to 1972. Mrs. Hougham passed away at the age of 95 on November 9, 1986.


"Former Schoolteacher: Ruth Anne Hougham, Franklin." Daily Journal (Johnson County, Ind.), December 1, 1986.

"Franklin Graduates Married." Indianapolis News (Ind.), June 11, 1915.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ruth Trout Houghman in 1967.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/06/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/06/14 by Laura Eliason.
Ruth Trout Hougham historical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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