First Reeve of Grimsby village (1876-1883), one of Grimsby's most prominent citizens, industrially and municipally, for close to half a century, dating before "The Old Forty" became an incorporated village. Born in Grimsby, November 23rd, 1837, a son of the Rectory. Died in Grimsby January 14th, 1901. Mrs. Olive Berry, the Village Inn; Miss Winifred Grout, Toronto; Harry Grout, Port Colborne are daughters and son. The fine home on Mountain street, now owned and occupied by Earl Swayze and family, is the old Grout Homestead.