John Henry Procunier 1877-1958
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
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John Henry Procunier;  son of William Daniel Procunier (1851-1884) & Rachel Ann Chapman (1855-circa 1900); John Henry was born on 24 Jan 1877 in Woodbury County, Iowa; died on 30 Aug 1958 in Rapid City, South Dakota.  John married Mary Barbara Talley (1880-1941) on 05 Jul 1917 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Note: Mary Barbara Talley married 1st Hartley Saxton circa 1899; I was given information that Mary & Hartley had either 10 children prior to Mary Barbara Talley marrying John Henry Procunier. (Six of the ten Saxton children died at an early age)

Main Source:
Family history submitted by Elaine Allen Allen 1992
New Updated information submitted in Oct 2006 by Catherine Barker Lekas (updated death date of John Henry from 1941 to 1958).  More updates coming soon from Catherine Barker Lekas
  Also email  (April 2002) from Mrs. Nevada (Smith) Boslet

Leah Rachel Procunier  1918-2004
   More information coming from Catherine Barker Lekas (email 10/2006)
Marion Ann Procunier 1919  died in Eugene, Origon
John Harry Procunier 1921-  married Orra; son Gregory Procunier
       John was a Florist;  in Pierre, SD; John was interested in his Procunier family history and wrote a letter in February 21,            1981 to Donald Procunier with family infomation.
Lawrence G. Procunier 1923-1989  Lawrence was born on 01 May 1923 in Rapid City, South Dakota; died in Jan of 1989 while still living in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Lawrence married Wanda Arney on 02 Jan 1957 Rapid City, South Dakota
According to Lawrence's 1987 Rapid City Journal obituary he was a Taxi Cab Driver; very active in RSVP Senior Citizens, Lawrence was preceeded in death by seven (7) brothers and sisters.  HOWEVER Elaine Allen says that there were only four children in John Henry's family.  Possibley Lawrence was referring to his half siblings as well?

      Note: Wanda Arney was married before she married Lawrence Procunier.  She had three daughters and one son by her        first marriage. [Ref: obituary 1987]

Obituary Rapid City Journal 1987
Lawrence G. “Porky” Procunier
Mass of Christian burial for Lawrence G. “Porky” Procunier, 65, who died Sunday at his home in Rapid City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Isaac Jogues in Rapid City.  Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Rapid City.  A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Behrens Mortuary.  Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.  A memorial has been established.  He was born May 1, 1923, in Rapid City to John & Mary (Talley) Procunier. He grew up & attended schools in Rapid City.  He spent his entire life in this area.  He was a taxi cab driver for many years in Rapid City.  He married Wanda Arney January 2, 1957, in Rapid City.  She died in 1973.  He was a member of St. Isaac Jogues.  He was active in the RSVP Program for senior citizens.  His survivors include three step-daughters, Cora Lunan of Schertz, Texas & Nina & Laura; and one step son Stanley; a brother John Procunier of Pierre; one sister, Leah Barker of Beaverton, & numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife & seven brothers & sisters.

Other Sources:
REF:  Elaine Allen Allen R.R Box 36 Opal, SD  57765;
           Jane K. Maurer 2205 EMBE Pasadena, TX 77502-3902;
           Joanne Harvey 2420 Newport Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48906.
David C Procuniar 3598 Harry Truman Drive, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432
The Bragonier Family by Georgiana H. Randall 1969.
The Bragunier Family in America by Brittain Bragunier Robinson 1969.
First Reformed Church of Hagerstown Maryland church records on LDS micro-film.

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