Peter William Provost

Male22 September 1861–7 April 1940

Brief Life History of Peter William

When Peter William Provost was born on 22 September 1861, in Pearl River, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States, his father, Antoine Provost, was 24 and his mother, Louisiana Matilda Crawford, was 20. He married May Belle Mayfield on 26 September 1895, in Slidell, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Ward Two, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States in 1870 and Beat 1, Adams, Mississippi, United States in 1900. He died on 7 April 1940, in Slidell, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Slidell Heights, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States.

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Peter William Provost
May Belle Mayfield
Marriage: 26 September 1895
Martha Matilda Provost
Estelle Camelia Provost
Myrtle P Provost
Rev. William Provost
Nellie Provost
Marie Earle Provost

Sources (16)

  • Peter Prevost in household of Prevost, "United States Census, 1870"
  • P W Provost in entry for Walter H Scott and Estelle C Provost, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Peter William Pronosh, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1895Slidell, St. Tammany, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

    Age 7

    Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 21

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Pierre, Andre, Emile, Camille, Lucien, Normand, Alphonse, Cecile, Gilles, Jacques.

    French: northern and western variant of Prévost (see Prevost ) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this (compare 2 below).

    English: occupational name from Middle English provost, provest, proust ‘provost, steward, representative’ (Old English prafost), also used 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.

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

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