William Prowse
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William H. Prowse (1862 - 1940)

William H. Prowse
Born in Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Apr 1885 in Pictou, Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 77 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jun 2014
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William was born on October 16, 1862.[1] He was the son of Samuel Prowse and Louisa Willis. He grew up in the family home in Murray Harbour.[2] William married Ada A. Fraser on April 30, 1885 in Pictou, Nova Scotia.[3] They had two sons, James Harper and Harry, both born in Murray Harbour.

William became a partner in Prowse and Sons[4] on Jan 1, 1884.[5] Following Samuel Prowse’s death in 1902, William retired from the business, selling his share to his half-brother, Albert, who continued the business alone under the same name.[6]

At the time of his mother's death in 1907, William was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[7] In 1925, he was living in Charlottetown,[8] which is where he lived at the time of his death, on August 12, 1940[9]


  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, Marriage Registrations 1763-1937, 1885, Book 1831, Pg 266, No 60 - Marriage of William H. Prouse and Ada A. Fraser.
  4. for more info on Prowse and Sons, see profiles of Samuel Prowse and Albert Prowse
  5. Image: Prowse and Sons, Jan 1, 1884
  6. The Morning Guardian, Charlottetown, Thursday February 12, 1903, Page 4 – Dissolution of partnership, Prowse and Sons
  7. The Charlottetown Guardian, March 16, 1907, Page 10 - Death of Louisa Jane Willis, widow of Senator Samuel Prowse
  8. The Charlottetown Guardian, June 22, 1925, Page 1 – Death of Hon. Albert P. Prowse, Murray Harbour, PEI, June 20, 1925
  9. Lauretta (Machon) Brooks, Murray Harbour Deaths (The Island Register) - Prowse

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