Sam Prowse

Albert Samuel Prowse (1891 - 1949)

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Albert Samuel (Sam) Prowse
Born in Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Father of , , [private daughter (1920s - 2010s)] and
Died in Lancaster, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jun 2014
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Categories: Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island.


Albert Samuel (Sam) Prowse was born on March 5, 1891 in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island,[1] and was baptised on August 5, 1891, in the United Church. He was the 5th of Albert Prowse and Wilhelmina Kirkland's 10 children. He grew up in Murray Harbour and worked in the family business, Prowse & Sons.

Sam attended Mount Allison University, where he met Bessie Hicks.[2] They were married on Dec 1, 1915,[3] at the home of Bessie's parents in Sackville, New Brunswick.[4] The couple lived Murray Harbour, where their four daughters were born.

After the Depression wiped out the family business, Sam and his family left PEI for New Brunswick in May 1932.[5] Until about 1939, they lived in Albert County, New Brunswick. The family lived above a store that Sam was managing. In 1939, Sam was in the Air Force, stationed in Debert, Nova Scotia. He did not go overseas.

Sam died of stomach cancer on December 30, 1949, at the age of 58.[6] He was buried in Four Corners Cemetery, Upper Sackville, New Brunswick.[7]


  1. "Prince Edward Island, Church Records, 1777-1985," images, FamilySearch, Kings > Murray Harbour-Murray River Pastoral Charge: Murray Harbour Circuit > United Church of Canada > Births, baptisms 1841-1915 > image 79 of 99. - Albert Samuel Prowse, No. 855
  2. Personal knowledge of Florence Cooper
  3. New Brunswick, Canada, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS141 B7 Index to New Brunswick Marriages, Number 2646, Code B4/1916, Microfilm F15968 Marriage of Albert Samuel Prowse and Bessie Hicks (note: although the index states 1916, the image clearly shows that the marriage took place in 1915)
  4. The Charlottetown Guardian, Dec 4, 1915, Pg. 5 - Wedding Bells
  5. The Charlottetown Guardian, May 17, 1932, Pg 5 - Murray Harbour notes
  6. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Registration of Death, Registration 5766, Volume 191, Microfilm F19595 - Death of Albert Samuel Prowse
  7. Find A, digital record, Find A Grave ( accessed 2 May 2015), memorial for A. Samuel Prowse, Memorial #128310535, Upper Sackville, New Brunswick


Additional sources:

  • Recollections of Florence (Prowse) Cooper, recorded by Leanne Cooper, July 21, 2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Images: 3
Albert Samuel and Bessie (Hicks) Prowse with 2 children
Albert Samuel and Bessie (Hicks) Prowse with 2 children

A. Samuel Prowse Image 2
A. Samuel Prowse Image 2

Sam Prowse & Bessie Hicks - Wedding Photo
Sam Prowse & Bessie Hicks - Wedding Photo


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