Michael Junior Proulx

Brief Life History of Michael Junior

When Michael Junior Proulx was born on 29 August 1927, in Salmon, Lemhi, Idaho, United States, his father, Michael Oliver Proulx, was 28 and his mother, Elverta Mae Owens, was 22. He married Emma Groh in 1947, in Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 6 December 1994, in Fort William Henry Harrison, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Dillon, Beaverhead, Montana, United States.

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Michael Junior Proulx
Emma Groh
Marriage: 1947
Monte Michael Proulx
Mary Ann Proulx
Melonie Proulx

Sources (15)

  • Mike Proulx, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Michael Proulx, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • Michael Junior Proulx, "Montana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

World Events (8)


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Armand, Marcel, Normand, Jacques, Fernand, Michel, Yvon, Aime, Cecile, Francois, Gratien.

Altered form of French Prou: nickname from regional French prou ‘valiant, wise, expert’.

History: Jacques Prou dit Le Poitevin from Gournay-Loizé in Deux-Sèvres, France, married Jeanne Pilon in Lachine, QC, in 1706. Jean Prou from Saumur in Maine-et-Loire, France, married Jacquette Fournier in Quebec City, QC, in 1673. Jean Prou from Poitiers in Vienne, France, married Catherine Pinel in Quebec City, QC, in 1676. Pierre Prou from Curzon in Vendée, France, married Marie Gauthier in QC in 1669.

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

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