County Seat - Eagle Pass


Orphan Photographs

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Cheeney or Cheney PROUTY of Texas. 

The photograph appears to have been taken in the early 1900's with Cheney likely in his 60's or 70's at the time.
In addition to his name and state, someone has also written "Cousin to Mrs. C. A. NORRELL, Mother of Dr. Henry A. NORRELL"
on the back of the photograph.  Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Cheney and his family as follows:

Cheney Russell or Russel PROUTY was b. 23 Jan 1839 in Spencer, MA to parentsWilliam PROUTY (b. 15 Dec 1802 or 03 in Spencer, MA - d. 30 Aug 1871 in
Worcester, MA) and Rebekah PROUTY (b. 27 Dec 1801 or 02 in Spencer, MA). Cheney was one of 6 children born to this couple including, George William;
Ellen Lavina; Daniel Webster; Margery Adelaide or Adelaide Margery; Cheney Russell; and Wallace Hamilton PROUTY, all born in Worcester Co. MA between
1827 and 1846.  Cheney married Juanita MACIAS (b. 1874) and together theyhad two children including a son Manuel PROUTY b. 1893.

Cheney d. 1904 in Eagle Pass, TX and is buried in the Maverick County Cemetery in Eagle Pass, TX.

Census records provide the following details:

1880 census of Indianola, TX: - boarding in the home of Frances BURBANK Cheney R. PROUTY, age 40, a Collector of Customs, born MA

1900 census of Eagle Pass, TX:

Cheney PROUTY, age 61, born Jan 1839, born MA, parents born MA, a Manufacturer

I am hoping to locate someone from the PROUTY Family so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to the care of family.  If you are a member
of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Thanks, Shelley



 Linda Simpson