Clipped From The Indiana Gazette
PROTHERO FAMILY HISTORY. John I'rollioro WUM Horn in Kngliuul anil Settler In Indiniin in 1K34. The Prothero family who assembled | at Kellysburg yesterday arc the rtc- HcenrlautK of .John P. Prothero, who was born in Herefordshire, England, in 1813. He was a son of William and Anna Prothero, nee Nash. His parents lived to be 87 and 88 years old respectively. John Prothero was a tailor by trade and after working four years at his occupation came to America in 1830. After -working in Philadelphia and vioiuity for several years he came to Indiana in the spring of 183-1. He resided here nine years after which he removed to Kellysburg and engaged iu the mercantile business. From 1845 j to 1854 he wan associated iu the busi- ; ness with James Button, and in the j ' succeeding 18 years ho conducted the! 1 basiuess himself. He then retired ! from business aud devoted his attention to the management of his farm in Rayne township. Wishing to spend his declining years in Indiana, where some of his children resided, he came to this place. He had a large dwelling house erected on a double lo,t, corner of Chestnut and North Ninth streets, and upeu its completion resided there until his death iu 1894. John Prothero was married to Sarah lark iu 18B(>. She was a sister of i i_^mi"ii JLl loon. out) Y* on c» OAOUV..*. V*A James Olark aud au aunt of Judge j n ? i ««• /"I I „. -1, f^4-' 4- Ititi-n t (i*al no Silas M. Olark. Of their twelve children ten are now living. They are as follows: Mrs. Joseph M.Laugh- lin, Mrs. John P. Elkiu, Mrs. Dick Hetrick, Mrs. Shields Sloan and Henry Prothero, all of Indiana; Mrs. Michael Woodward, Mrs. Robert Mo- Elhoes, Silas Prothero, of Kellysbnrg iu James H. Prothero, of Punxsutwauey, and Mrs. James Hart, of Saltsburg.