William Schaff Prugh

19 August 1860–28 October 1933 (Age 73)
Xenia, Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Schaff

When William Schaff Prugh was born on 19 August 1860, in Xenia, Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, Peter Cornelius Prugh, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Charlotte Hassler, was 32. He lived in Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and El Monte, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 28 October 1933, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Peter Cornelius Prugh
Sarah Charlotte Hassler
Edwin Nevin Prugh
John Hassler Prugh
Andrew Bachman Prugh
John Augustine Prugh
Daniel Kieffer Prugh
William Schaff Prugh
Sara Jane Prugh
Emma Jane Prugh
Etta Catherine Prugh
Peter Melancthon Prugh
Mary Augusta Prugh
Frances Grace Prugh

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 7

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

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

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Bruch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William S Prugh in household of Dr. Peter C Prugh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William S Prugh in household of Peter C Prugh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William S Prugh in household of Peter C Prugh, "United States Census, 1880"

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