Herman Joshua Proudfoot

17 August 1922–12 September 2007 (Age 85)
Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Herman Joshua

When Herman Joshua Proudfoot was born on 17 August 1922, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States, his father, Ervin Shafter Proudfoot, was 22 and his mother, Sylvia Pearl Foy, was 23. He married Jessie Mae Mathis on 6 May 1945, in Methodist Church, Comanche, Kansas, United States. He lived in Valley Magisterial District, Barbour, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 12 September 2007, in Belington, Barbour, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85.

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Herman Joshua Proudfoot
Jessie Mae Mathis
Marriage: 6 May 1945

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6 May 1945
Methodist Church, Comanche, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

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

English and Scottish: nickname for someone with strutting or swaggering gait, from Middle English prod, prud ‘proud’ + fote ‘foot’. It now occurs mainly in Scotland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herman J Proudfoot in household of Ervin Proudfoot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joshua H Proudfoot in household of Ervin Proudfoot, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herman Joshua Proudfoot, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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