Mary Lorena Prost

Female13 November 1894–26 October 1986

Brief Life History of Mary Lorena

When Mary Lorena Prost was born on 13 November 1894, in Perry, Missouri, United States, her father, Vincent Paul Prost, was 33 and her mother, Louise Mary Hayden, was 25. She married Arnold John Van Rotz on 30 April 1912, in Perry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cinque Hommes Township, Perry, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 October 1986, in St. Charles, Saint Charles, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States.

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Arnold John Van Rotz
Mary Lorena Prost
Marriage: 30 April 1912
Zella M Van Rotz

Sources (10)

  • Lorena M Van Rotz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Lorena Prost - Published information: birth: November 1894; Perry, Missouri, United States
  • M Lorena VanRotz, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1912Perry, Missouri, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 4

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 24

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Constant, Alain, Francoise, Jean Pierre.

    Dutch: variant and possibly also an Americanized form of Proost, from Middle Dutch proo(f)st ‘provost’, an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname for a self-important person.

    French: shortened form of Provost 1 ‘provost’, a cognate of 4.

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

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