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Alpheus Prowell


k-Prowell, Alphaeus Danforth. b.August 5, 1904, Boonseville, North Carolina; Attended college; Single;  Professor; CP, education director; received passport# 30845 San Francisco series on August 2, 1937 which listed his address 1001 East 47th Street, Los Angeles, California; Sailed August 14, 1937 aboard the Champlain; Arrived in Spain on September 1, 1937;  Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington Battalion, rank Soldado, Killed in action April 3, 1938, drowned while attempting to swim the Ebro river during the Retreats.

Source: SACB, Cadre, BN 58 Retreats.



Alphaeus Danforth Prowell was born Boonesville, North Carolina, on August 5, 1904. Before going to Spain he lived in Los Angeles, where he taught and was a member of the Communist party. Prowell departed for Europe aboard the Champlain on August 14, 1937. Prowell served with the Lincoln-Washington Battalion. During the second phase of the Retreats, around April 3, 1938, Prowell drowned or was machine-gunned as he attempted to cross the Ebro River. ~ Chris Brooks

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