George Washington “Walter Clark Bain” Provin II

Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Death 25 Mar 1968 (aged 67)
Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 195014679 · View Source
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Son of George Washington Provin II and Katherine Emmeline Smith; married to Emma Ellen Thran, had four children, George Washington Provin III, Gilbert Richard Provin, Carol Ann Provin, and Jonathan March Provin. Deserted his family in 1934 while Emma was still pregnant with Jonathan. Fled the State of Michigan, moved to California to be near two of his brothers, Smith and Owen. Changed his name to Walter Clark Bain, took a job with Northrop Grumman as an airplane mechanic. No other spouses or children are known. Passed away from a heart attack at his home, alone. His sister, Katie, notified his children of his passing. Buried under his alias in a paupers grave arranged by the State of California. His son George changed his name to George Webster Proven. Gilbert, Carol and Jonathan changed their last names to Proven.

NOTE: This memorial #195014679 was created by George's granddaughter, Elizabeth Marie Proven Fekete. A second memorial #154592960 was created under the name of Walter Clark Bain


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Fekete
  • Added: 27 Nov 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 195014679
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington “Walter Clark Bain” Provin II (4 May 1900–25 Mar 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 195014679, citing Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Fekete (contributor 47601016) .