William Provine

VERMONT — Friday morning, April 24, William Provine died at his home in Vermont, from the ailments consequent upon old age. He was born in Clark county, Indiana, and was about 87 years of age at the time of his death. He settled at Vermont in the year 1847, and with short intermissions has been a resident of that place ever since. He was engaged in wool-carding for a short time, and then for ten years was connected with Isaac Witchell and Jesse Burr in the sawmill business. He was engaged in business at Abingdon for a brief time, and returning to Vermont he engaged in the flour milling business. He was married to Paulina Scott (now deceased) in 1838, and was the father of 11 children, not all of whom are living. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and highly honored and respected in its councils. He was one of the pioneers of the business interests of Vermont.

Published in the Astoria Search Light on 4/30/1903


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