Joseph Alexander Prout

18 January 1869–31 May 1945 (Age 76)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph Alexander

When Joseph Alexander Prout was born on 18 January 1869, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Wesley Prout, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Litherland, was 27. He married Judith Lenora Holsen on 4 May 1890. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 31 May 1945, at the age of 76, and was buried in Allendale, Wabash, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Alexander Prout
Judith Lenora Holsen
Marriage: 4 May 1890
John Raymond Prout
Frederick H Prout
Mabel Prout
Ethel Jane Prout
Judith Prout
Joseph Lawrence Prout
Josephine Hester Prout

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4 May 1890


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Cornwall): variant of Proud .2 French: from an eastern French regional word equivalent to prévôt ‘provost’ ( see Provost ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Prout, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph A Prout, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Prout in household of John Prout, "United States Census, 1880"

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