Earl Nelson Provost

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Monday, November 2, 1931

Earl N. Provost Is Taken At Portland

World War Veteran Sinks Suddenly At Hospital - Was Railway Mail Clerk - Return Body to Lewiston.

Earl Nelson Provost, 36, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Provost, pioneers of Nez Perce county, died at a Portland hospital at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning where he was taken Saturday. The body will be returned to Lewiston for funeral and burial.

Mr. Provost, a veteran of the World war, contracted tuberculosis as a result of his tenure of service. He recovered from this ailment, however, and seemed in good health until about a year ago, when he was struck down by a car on Main street near Ninth. He has been a railway mail clerk.

Belonged to Company F.

He was born at Forest, July 9, 1895, attended schools of the county, the normal school here and had entered the University of Idaho when war was declared. He was called to the colors as a member of old Company F and spent a year overseas with the second engineers in Company E. He was with the war of occupation in Germany.

Three Children Survive.

Mr. Provost married Miriam Dole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Dole, on January 11, 1920. She survives him, as do three children, his parents, two brothers and his grandfather. The children are Mary Adena, John Stanley and Mildred Joan Provost. The brothers are Leo G. Provost, superintendent of schools at Cottonwood, and Lester N. Provost, Ogden, Utah. The grandfather is Elias F. Nelson of Lewiston.

Mr. Provost was a member of the Congregational church of this city.

The body will probably arrive here Wednesday.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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