Brother Drops Dead
Charles Prouty brother of F. E. Prouty of Princeville dropped dead in the drug store in Bradford which he had charge of.
The following dispatch from Bradford gives the particulars.
Bradford is shocked by the unexpected loss of a pioneer resident and veteran merchant. C. E. Prouty, forty years the proprietor of a drug and grocery store, fell dead a 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning as he was engaged at his desk looking over his morning's mail. Heart trouble is given as the immediate cause.
Mr. Prouty was 60 years old. He had not been well for more than a year, but had made it a point to be at his desk regularly. During the last month his illness weighed upon him to some trouble he had recently with a dishonest clerk. About four weeks ago, he caught the employee taking money from the store. A few days later, the young man admitted his guilt, returned $56 to Mr. Prouty and left town. The incident completely upset the aged employee's nerves and he became noticeably worse.
Besides his wife Mr. Prouty leaves to mourn one daughter, Miss Lillian Glenn. Miss Lillian is well known throughout this section for her talent in music. She has spent considerable time in Chicago studying under leading teachers.
Mr. Prouty's family is known widely in this community and everywhere people will recognize that Bradford has lost a valuable and ever honored citizen. Mr. Prouty was an unassuming man but always took an active interest in things for the good of his town. He was prominent in the Odd Fellows' lodge and long a member of the village board.
Note: Married Ella R. Woods September 1, 1880 in Peoria County.
Joshua Prouty (1824 - 1902)
Olive Melissa Hunter Prouty (1825 - 1917)
Lillian Glen Prouty (1886 - 1956)*
Charles E. Prouty (1857 - 1914)
Frederick Eugene Prouty (1857 - 1938)*
James W Prouty (1860 - 1944)*
Created by: Mike McMullen
Record added: Feb 26, 2013
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