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William Wyman Pratt

Male 1819 - 1903  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name William Wyman Pratt  [1, 2, 3
    Born Oct 1819  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    HEAL Cause of death: probably apoplexy  [7
    Occupation Engraver  [8
    Died 18 Sep 1903  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Buried 20 Sep 1903  Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Notes 
    • Alternate birhtdate: ca 1830

      of Holmsburgh, PA
      of Holmesburgh, Penn

      An engraver at Windsor and Arnold print works

      Listed in 1880 MA Census, age 50, engraver, born in Massachusetts.

      LIsted in 1900 MA Census, age 80, married 50 years, born Mass., owns home free of mortgage.

      William Wyman Pratt, aged 84 years, died suddenly this morning at his home, 82 Union St, of old age. He had been in feeble health for some years. Born in Roxbury and learned his trade of engraver in Lowell. He came to No. Adams in 1859 and for a number of years was foreman of the engraving room of what was then called the upper print works owned by the Arnolds. When the present Arnold print works was built, he went into the engraving room of that plant and was employed there steadily until his retirement from active life some 25 years ago. Survived by his wife, Caroline James Pratt, and three sons, Edward H., William W. Jr. and John T., and one daughter, Miss Louise, all of No. Adams.
      Alternative date of death: 20 Sep 1903

      Death record indicates married, AE 83, living at 82 Union St.4, Grave 1.

      Our Great Grandfather (William Wyman Pratt) was not a common laborer. He was a tradesman. Somewhere in my memory, I believe he was an engraver and boss of the engraving department at the print works. One reason I'm sure they were not just ordinary laborers was the house. I went there several times when a child with my father when Uncle Will (Pratt) and Aunt Louise (Pratt) were living there. We went in the side door and entered the dining room. On the west wall was a huge buffet with a large mirror. The table and chairs were of polished dark wood. In the sitting room, between two windows on the east side was a long looking glass that reached from the ceiling almost to the floor sitting on a marble shelf. There was a black horse hair sofa that I hated to sit on because it was slippery and picked. I had a hard time sitting still. The chairs were large with dark wooden frames. The seat and back were covered with dark brown leather. [2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]
    Person ID I13171  Mindrum
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2008 

    Father John Pratt,   d. Dec  
    Mother Elizabeth Wyman,   d. Dec  
    Family ID F10382  Group Sheet

    Family Caroline Elizabeth Maria James,   b. Abt 1829, Spetisbury, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1907, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 26 May 1848  Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Rev. M. Tuttle, Hudson
    Children 
     1. John Thomas Pratt,   b. 1850, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1922, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Louise James Pratt,   b. 12 Jul 1852, Stockport, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1946, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Edward Harvey Pratt,   b. 16 Oct 1857, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1931, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. William Wilbur Wyman Pratt, Jr.,   b. 13 Aug 1860, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1927, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9154  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Pratt family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Pratt family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Pratt, William W., Caroline E. James, William W. Jr., Louise
    Pratt, William W., Caroline E. James, William W. Jr., Louise
    Pratt, William
    Pratt, William

  • Sources 
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    3. [S999] No. Adams, MA Vital Records, Deaths 1878 to 1917, Middle name from death record.

    4. [S992] birthdate.

    5. [S999] No. Adams, MA Vital Records, Deaths 1878 to 1917, birthplace from death record.

    6. [S2671] Southview Cemetery Headstones, North Adams, Masssachusetts.

    7. [S999] No. Adams, MA Vital Records, Deaths 1878 to 1917.

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    9. [S999] No. Adams, MA Vital Records, Deaths 1878 to 1917, Book 2, p. 94.

    10. [S994] p. 113.

    11. [S184] Church records from Church of St. John the Evangelist, Stockport, NY, compiled 1991 by Linda L. Fenoff, City of Hudson Deputy Historian.

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