Mr. Rowan, after I sent you the email reply about the Augustus Oathout family, I looked further in the Oothoudt book today, and found the following about "Johnnie A." Oathout:
John Alexander Oathout Born: 18 March 1882 at Verdon, Richardson County, Nebraska. Parents:Charles Franklin and Rose Jane (Gobel) Oathout. Died:6 September 1896.According to his mother's records, John was hunting with William "Billie" Oathout the day he died.He had gotten out of a wagon and gone to the back to get a .22 rifle.As he pulled it out it discharged and the bullet struck John in the side.He was driven to a hospital but died of the wound a short time later.
[William "Billie" was another grandson of Augustus Pinkney, and son of Francis Martin Oathout.He was about 1 year older than John Alexander O.]