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Agnes Florence Prowse (1872 - 1949)

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Agnes Florence Prowse
Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islandmap
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Died in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Islandmap
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Biography

Agnes Prowse was born on August 5, 1872.[1] She was the youngest child of Joseph Prowse and Agnes Jarvis. In 1881, Agnes was living with her parents and siblings on the family farm on Brackley Pt. Road (Lot 33).[2] In 1891, she was one of just three children still living at home[3] On March 26, 1893, Agnes was baptized as an adult in the United Church. [4]

On May 31, 1896, Agnes had a daughter named Bessie. Agnes was an unwed mother. [5] After Bessie was born, Agnes went to live in Boston, where her sister Elizabeth was already living. [6] They were both working as servants. Agnes's daughter Bessie was living with her uncle Phillip and her grandmother Agnes. [7]

By 1911, Agnes and Elizabeth were back in Charlottetown, running a small boarding house, with 1 lodger, in a house that they rented. Agnes's daughter, Bessie, lived with them.[8] By 1921, they owned a boarding house, with 5 boarders.[9]

Agnes never married. She died on January 14, 1949 in Charlottetown, at the age of 76.[10]


Sources

  1. Master name index of the Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation
  2. 1881 census of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, PEI, Queens (District 2), Subdistrict K, Lot 33, Pg 42, Household 10382 - Joseph and Agnes Prowse plus 8 children.
  3. 1891 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada, PEI Queens East (#135), Lot 33 (K), Page 10-11 - Joseph & Agnes Prowse, 3 of their children.
  4. PEI, Public Archives and Records Office, Baptismal Record, United Church, York, Book 1, Page 6 - Agnes Prowse
  5. PEI, Public Archives and Records Office, Baptismal Record, United Church, York, Book 1 - Bessie Selena Prowse
  6. "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (: accessed 04 Jul 2014), Massachusetts > Suffolk > ED 1263 Precinct 3 Boston city Ward 8 > image 18 of 21; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 – Elizabeth Prowse, Agnes Prowse
  7. 1901 Census of Canada, PEI Queens East (#135), Lot 33 (B-1), Page 1 On same page, William Prowse & 4 children, Philip & Maggie Prowse plus 2 children, mother Agnes, niece Bessie.
  8. 1911 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada, PEI, Queens (141), Subdistrict 61, Charlottetown, Page 12 - Elizabeth, Agnes, Bessie Prowse plus 1 boarder
  9. 1921 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada, PEI, Queens (148), Subdistrict 63, Charlottetown Ward 5 West, Page 28 - Elizabeth, Agnes, Bessie Prowse plus 5 boarders
  10. The Guardian, Charlottetown, Jan 20, 1949 Pg 5 – Death of Agnes Prowse


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