November 5, 1866, Ystradgynlais, Breconshire, Wales.

February 25, 1934, Chicago, Illinois.

Forest Hill Cemetery, Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Scranton Times is said to have incorrectly reported his burial place as Dunmore Cemetery (also near Scranton).


Prothero attended the Normal College in Swansea, early became a competitor in eisteddfods, and organized his first choral society at age 16.

Prothero emigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1885. He graduated in music in 1890, and was later awarded a doctorate. He conducted various choral societies at the Scranton Cymmrodorion Choral Society; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois, where he lived until his death, teaching at the Sherwood Music School; he was also music director of the Central Church in Chicago. He visited Wales frequently to adjudicate and conduct, and is remembered as a composer of anthems and hymn tunes. His works include:

  1. Milwaukee

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