George Francis Proteau

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George Francis Proteau

Birthplace: Granite, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
Death: Died in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Place of Burial: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Laura Ellen Proteau
Father of Louise Alice Davis; Francis O Porteau and Lawrence H Proteau
Brother of Hattie Kelly; John Proteau; Rose Jones; Ada McMillan and Martha Longpre

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About George Francis Proteau

George Proteau was a civilian working on Wake Island when the Japanese overran the island just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was taken to Sasebo prison in Japan where they were forced to work on the construction of Soto dam, mixing cement and digging up rocks. The men endured several winters dressed only in the light weight clothes they were captured in on tropical Wake island. They suffered many beatings at the hands of their guards, and disease and malnutrition were widespread. The prisoners subsisted on thin soups and an occasional piece of fish. Many died of pneumonia and dysentery.

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Birth: 1886 Colorado, USA

Death: Mar. 30, 1943 Nagasaki, Japan

1920 U.S. Census in, Igo-Ono Township, Shasta, California

  • Wife Laura Proteau Born 1889 Colorado
  • Dau. Louise Proteau Born 1914 Canada
  • Son Francis Proteau Age 1Y. 3M.

Obit. The Oregonian January 20, 1949 Son Lawrence H. born after 1920

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  • Lawrence H. Proteau (____ - 1943)*

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Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA

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George Francis Proteau's Timeline

April 4, 1885
Granite, Chaffee County, Colorado, USA
Age 28
Age 33
March 30, 1943
Age 57
Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA