William Jefferson Prough

Brief Life History of William Jefferson

When William Jefferson Prough was born on 15 October 1859, in Wells, Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Prough, was 41 and his mother, Matilda Poling, was 34. He married Amada Pauline Ambrosia on 11 June 1893, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Salt River Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 June 1936, at the age of 76, and was buried in Greentop Cemetery, Greentop, Schuyler, Missouri, United States.

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William Jefferson Prough
Amada Pauline Ambrosia
Marriage: 11 June 1893
Daphne Fay Prough
William Leslie Prough
Jefferson Boyd Prough

Sources (10)

  • William J Praugh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William J Prough, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Jefferson Prough, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Brauch .

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

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