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Title: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: alan w jones on Friday 10 November 17 09:22 GMT (UK)
Hello , I am hoping to find an obituary for a William Henry Prout who died on 12th March 1939 in Los Angeles . I found a gravestone with that date of death which states he served with the 1st Devonshire Regiment .
Regards
Alan
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 10 November 17 09:37 GMT (UK)

Death Certificate - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9SJ-V9G8-J?cc=2001287

If nothing matierilises on here - try RAOGK volunteer in Los Angeles.   JGBC'S Los Angeles County Obituaries on the link below

https://www.raogk.org/lookups/region/california/

Sandra
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: alan w jones on Friday 10 November 17 09:52 GMT (UK)
Hi Sandra , thank you , that is great .There seems to be so many conflicting dates of birth on this relative of mine , I have his birth cert saying 1862 , but on his American Naturalization paper it gives 1871 and now this death cert says 1865 ! I find it strange also that he is in the Canadian Vets part of the cemetery saying he served with the 1st Devonshire Regiment B.E .F . , He would have been in Canada then and in his mid fifties ! more research needed .
Thank you once again
Regards
Alan
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: alan w jones on Friday 10 November 17 09:54 GMT (UK)
Hi Sandra , just a ps , that second site you sent me won't open up , it says "insecure site "
Regards
Alan
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 10 November 17 10:12 GMT (UK)
Both sites open ok for me - perhaps your firewall setting is not allowing you to proceed.

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920 - William Henry Prout - born 1865 Southmolton Devon and aged 19 years - service start date 1884 - Devon Regt - Regimental Number Devon/944 - there should be attestation papers for this (subscription site FOLD 3)

Sandra
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 10 November 17 11:06 GMT (UK)
I have the image on screen for UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920 - William Henry Prout (7 pages)  - you would need to send me a message with your personal email address if you haven't already got a copy. Father Richard- Mother Jane - Brother Richard - Sister Jane -  Seems he was in Egypt in 28 January 1891 to 10 April 1892. Enlisted 5 th September 1884 -

Interesting - Exeter 1884 - Newry January 1885 - Belfast December 1885 - Cork June 1886 -
Cork September 1887 - Aldershot December 1887 - Exeter November 1889 - Aldershot January 1891 - Alexancria February 1892.

Spent 2 spells in hospital - 4-4-1891 to 13 - 6 1891 (71 days) and 9-10-1891 to 19-10-1891
(11 days) - Gonorrhea.

Sandra
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: alan w jones on Friday 10 November 17 12:58 GMT (UK)
Thanks Sandra , his military date of birth ties up nicely with his birth cert . I just tried printing off from the pages but does not come out too clear . It is the right man though .
Regards
Alan
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 10 November 17 13:31 GMT (UK)
That's great.  Dates of birth, immigration dates etc don't always tally - some people make them selves older or younger and it does depend on who gives the information.

Sandra
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: RJ137 on Friday 10 November 17 14:51 GMT (UK)
On William Prout's DC the informant was his wife Frances Ann.

Frances Ann 1940 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9W6-FHD

Frances Ann died in 1953.

CADI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCW-G9Y

DC: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01l18/

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The informant on the DC was her daughter Hilda Stewart. Hlida married John Wesley Stewart in 1920.

Marriage: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27DK-HDW

They have a daughter in 1927.

Birth: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2RS-Q4M

1930 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC81-2DT

1940 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9WC-YDW

Hilda died in 1968.

CADI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGTL-8LK

Their daughter gets married in 1947.

Marriage: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8KK-C19

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Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: *Sandra* on Friday 10 November 17 14:56 GMT (UK)
For information purposes and to save further duplication...........

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=689979.0

Sandra
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: alan w jones on Friday 10 November 17 15:29 GMT (UK)
Thank you very much for all that information , just what I wanted and much appreciated .
Kind regards
Alan
Title: Re: William Henry Prout obituary
Post by: shellyesq on Friday 10 November 17 15:37 GMT (UK)
Just in case anyone is looking, I don't see an obituary for William or Frances in the Los Angeles Times.