|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1817|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 1899|
The son of Gardner and Ruth (How) Prouty, both of Spencer. He attended the common scbools of his native town till about seventeen years of age, when he went to Westminster, where be spent one term at the Academy. After leaving school he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked about six years.
In 1847 he went to Boston, and for a time engaged in the ice shipping business. Afterwards he was in the business of wharfinger, in which he continued till January 1, 1889.
On June 3, 1851, Mr. Prouty was married at Boston, by Rev. Thomas Starr King, to Clara D. Wheelock, of Calais, Vermont. Miss Wheelock was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Welcome Wheelock, formerly of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He has one child, Gardner W., who is married and lives in Littleton.
Mr. Prouty is a Democrat, and was a delegate to the Presidential Convention held in New York in 1868. He has taken an active part in the public affairs of Littleton, having been selectman and assessor seven years, and overseer of the poor six years, and five years chairman of these boards. For several years he was also a member of the School Committee, and was moderator of the annual town meeting of Littleton twenty years. His paternal ancestor came to Spencer from Scituate.
(The above is an excerpt from "An Historical Sketch of Littleton" by Herbert Joseph Harwood. You can find more on the cemetery website.)
Clarissa D. Wheelock Prouty (1820 - 1902)*
Gardner Wheelock Prouty (1858 - 1941)*
Plot: Section 2, Lot 258, Grave 1
Created by: Denise
Record added: May 05, 2008
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