A Pryor Featured in Documentary on Netflix

Searching for Augusta, a 2015 World War II documentary, showed up in my Netflix queue. The documentary follows the heroic exploits of a Belgian-Congolese nurse named Augusta Chiwy and an American doctor: John “Jack” Prior. It’s quite a fantastic story of bombings, explosions, and evading the Nazi’s during the infamous Battle of the Bulge.

The film states Dr. “Jack” Prior was from St. Albans, VT and the son of Pearl Prior (his father). While the documentary locates Ms. Chiwy and features the children of Dr. Prior. I did some searching to see if I could find more about him. He was in his parents’ household on the 1930 census records. After the war he became practiced medicine in Syracuse, NY — there’s an article on Syracuse.com.

Category: Tennessee Pryors