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Caroline Pruden (b.1853)

Caroline Pruden (b.1853)

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A profile of Caroline Pruden of Red River.
A profile of Caroline Pruden of Red River.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Aug 09, 2013
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Caroline Pruden (1853-1924

Caroline was the Metis daughter of John Pruden (Metis b. 1829) and Sarah Ross (Metis, 1853-1857) the daughter of George Ross and Catherine Berland. John was the son of Nancy Patasagawis (a Cree woman from Oxford House) and John Peter Pruden Sr. (1778-1868), an Englishman, who was chief trader at Carlton House. Caroline’s mother, Sarah Ross Pruden, died in August of 1867 at the age of 35, leaving John Peter with five children; Caroline (age 13), John Peter Jr. (age 11), George (9), Paul (5) and James (age 3). Around 1868 John (now 39) re-married to 18 year old Annie Rowland, the daughter of Suzette Slater and William Rowland on Mar 10, 1869. They had one boy, “Long Tom” Pruden. Caroline married Thomas Truthwaite Jr. (b. July 27, 1847), the Metis son of Thomas Truthwaite (b. 1820) and Catherine McDermott the daughter of Andrew McDermott and Sarah McNab, on June 25, 1874 at St. Andrews. Caroline died on November 24, 1924 at age 70. Scrip affidavit for Truthwaite, Caroline; born: Dec. 27, 1853; husband: Thomas Truthwaite Jr.; father: John Pruden (Métis); mother: Sarah Pruden (Métis); wish to partake in allotment and distribution of land set apart for Métis children

Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute


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