Henry Harness Fout

Rev. Henry Harness Fout
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Born(1861-10-18)October 18, 1861
DiedDecember 4, 1947(1947-12-04) (aged 86)
Known forAssisting Armenian refugees

Henry Harness Fout (October 18, 1861 – December 4, 1947) was an author and a missionary for the Near East Foundation which aimed to assist Armenian refugees from the Genocide who were dispersed throughout the Middle East. He was one of eighteen commission members returning to the United States from the Near East in 1919, when he reported on the massacre of Armenians.

Earlier, he had written The 1900 Pilgrimage to Egypt and the Holy Land after touring the Holy Land between 1899 and 1901.

Early life and family

Fout was born on October 18, 1861 in Grant County, West Virginia[1][2] to Henry and Susan Catharine Powell Fout. He graduated from Shenandoah Collegiate Institute in 1885 and Bonebrake Theological Seminary in 1890.[3]

In 1900, he married Adah C. Fout[3] and they had one daughter Lois Virginia Fout.[4]

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