John Arthur Prosser

M, #30, b. 10 September 1885, d. 3 May 1956
John Arthur Prosser|b. 10 Sep 1885\nd. 3 May 1956|p30.htm|John Prosser|b. 1853\nd. 11 Nov 1900|p51.htm|Margaret Phillips|b. 13 Nov 1842\nd. 14 Jul 1914|p52.htm|Thos Prosser|b. c 1820|p1827.htm|Margt Jones|b. c 1820|p1828.htm|Edward Phillips|b. 1816|p1462.htm|Ruth Rees|b. c 1809\nd. b 1881|p1463.htm|
  • Birth*: John Arthur Prosser was born on 10 September 1885 at Tredegar, South Wales.1,2,3
  • (Witness) Immigration: He immigrated from Wales with John Prosser and Margaret Phillips circa 1886 to Stawell, Victoria, Australia.1
  • Residence*: John Arthur Prosser resided between 1886 and 1906 in Victoria, Australia, .1
  • Marriage*: He married Stella Alice Cort, daughter of Robert Cort and Alice Mary Entwistle, on 30 December 1908 at St John's Church, Perth, Western Australia.3
  • Note: At the time of his marriage John was an assayer at Sandstone, Western Australia.3
  • Memo*: John came to WA about 1906 to follow the gold. He was the youngest qualified metallurgist on the fields at that time. John and Stella lived at Kookynie and at Comet Hill as well as Kalgoorlie. About 1925 he fell victim to the Jimmy Mitchell scam and then took up a Group Settlement Block in Group 31at Jarnup / Middlesex - about 8 kms out of Jardee. They lived in a tent settlement until there was enough land cleared to build a house and then proceeded to farm cows and apples. He was one of the survivors due to the efforts of his girls who were all required to work on the property. He stayed on the farm until late 40's early 50's when they went to live at Armadale. This was not a happy move & they retuned to Manjimup.4
  • Note: At the time of Edgar's birth John Arthur Prosser was a Dairy Produce Merchant.5
  • Residence*: The the time of the birth of their son Edgar, John Arthur Prosser and Stella Alice Cort resided at 17 Rose St, Subiaco, Western Australia.5
  • Residence: Prior to his death John Arthur Prosser resided at Windsor House, Manjimup, Western Australia.1
  • Death*: He died on 3 May 1956 at Manjimup, Western Australia, at age 70.1
  • Burial*: He was buried at Manjimup Cemetery - Anglican Section, Manjimup, Western Australia.1

Family: Stella Alice Cort b. 25 December 1884, d. 10 November 1973


  1. [S10] Copy death certificate of John Arthur PROSSER, 3 May 1956 "unknown cd."
  2. [S84] Letter, Lorraine Helen Logan to Michael John Kirke, Nov 1995.
  3. [S20] Copy marriage certificate of John Arthur Prosser and Stella Alice Cort, 30 Dec 1908 "unknown cd."
  4. [S68] Lorraine Helen Logan.
  5. [S14] Copy birth certificate of Edgar Robert PROSSER, 17 Apr 1913 "unknown cd."