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Edward Harvey Pratt

Male 1857 - 1931  (74 years)


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  • Name Edward Harvey Pratt  [1
    Born 16 Oct 1857  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 27 Dec 1857  St. John's Episcopal Church, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation Engraver, retail shoe merchant  [4, 5
    Died 19 Oct 1931  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Buried 21 Oct 1931  Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Notes 
    • Listed in 1880 MA Census, age 22, engraver, born in Mass., living with parents

      Marriage record lists age 29, merchant, 1st marriage

      No. Adams City Directory, Edward H. Pratt, business name Wm. Martin & Cos., residence 33 Hall, No. Adams, 1890-93

      Listed as a child of Caroline E. Pratt, of full age, residing in No. Adams, MA in Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893

      Living in No. Adams, MA on 29 Jan 1895

      Listed in 1900 MA Census, born Oct 1858, age 41, widower, born Mass., retail shoe dealer, living with parents

      Marriage record lists age 42 in 1905

      Listed in 1910 MA Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, age 44, married twice, currently for 5 years, born Mass., father born NY, mother born England, retail shoe merchant, owns home free of mortgage, living at 7 Willow St. with wife Mae E. and daughter Gertrude

      Listed in 1920 MA Census, home owned free of mortgage, age 61, widower, shoe store merchant, with daughter Gertrude at 7 Willow St.

      Church burial record: Edward H. Pratt, 74y, residence 33 Willow St., died 19 Oct 1931, cause diarrhea enteritis, buried 21 Oct 1931 Southview Cemetery, Rev. Arthur Murray

      Edward H. Pratt, 74, who was engaged in the retail shoe business in North Adams for nearly half a century and was a former city councilman, died early this morning at his home, 33 Willow street, after a four weeks' illness from complications. He was born in North Adams, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William W. Pratt, and spent his entire life here. As a young man he was imployed for a time in the Arnold Print Works. In 1880 he and the late William H. Martin organized the firm of William H. Martin & Company and opened a retail shoe store on the State street side of the Martin block in quarters which are now part of c. H. cutting & company's store. The partnership continued with success until Mr. Martin's death, upon which his heirs sold their interest to the late William Pratt, who continued in business with his brother. The name of the concern was changed to Pratt Bros. and the business was moved to Main street. In 1911, Edward H. Pratt purchased the interest of his brother and continued the business alone until he retired from business in 1927. The Pratt shoe store was one of the city's best known and reliable mercantile establishments, having always enjoued the reputation of handling quality goods at fair prices. In 1909 Mr. Pratt was elected to the city council for a term of three years as a republican and throughout his term gave conscientious and efficient service. He did not seek re-election. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal church and was identified with all branches of the Masonic fraternity in this city. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Pratt Grindy of Marblehead, a sister, Miss Louise J. Pratt of North Adams and three grandchildren. The funeral arrangements have not been completed [4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]
    Person ID I13173  Mindrum
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2011 

    Father William Wyman Pratt,   b. Oct 1819, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1903, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother 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  [15, 16
    • Rev. M. Tuttle, Hudson
    Family ID F9154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Blanche Emma Wilson,   b. 1861, Stillwater, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1896, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1887  First Church, Rowe, Franklin, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • John M.W. Pratt, Pastor
    Children 
     1. Blanche Pratt,   b. Bef 23 Nov 1890, Saratoga, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Mar 1896  (Age < 5 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2002 
    Family ID F9183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mae E. Kincaid Farley,   b. 1877, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1917, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1905  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Notes 
    • Rev. John C. Tebbetts, St. John's Episcopal Church
      Second marriage for both people, both widowed [8]
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F10344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Pratt family headstone, Southview Cemetery
    Pratt family headstone, Southview Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S1009] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Births to 1878, Book 3, p. 17.

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

    3. [S997] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Book 1, p. 3.

    4. [S996] 1880 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, MA, Enum. Dist. 55, page 53.

    5. [S1012] 1910 Massachusetts Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, Enum. Dist. 58, p. 5A.

    6. [S1010] Edward H. Pratt obituary, No. Adams Transcript, Mon., 19 Oct 1931.

    7. [S1011] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 6, North Adams, Massachusetts, p. 144.

    8. [S1013] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Marriages 1878 to 1917.

    9. [S1014] North Adams City Directories 1887, 1890-93.

    10. [S183] Probate petition re: Henry James to Columbia County Surrogates Court by George Tator, 13 Jun 1893.

    11. [S998] Letter from Columbia County, NY probate regarding estate of Henry James, deceased. 29 Jan 1895.

    12. [S992] 1900 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, MA, Ward 4, Enum. Dist. 52, sheet 10.

    13. [S1015] 1920 Federal Census, No. Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., Ward 5, Enum. Dist. 43, sheet 6B.

    14. [S1011] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 6, North Adams, Massachusetts.

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

    16. [S990] Deaths, Marriages and Miscellaneous from Hudson, New York Newspapers, Kinship, Rhinebeck, NY 1980, from Hendrick Hudson Chapter, DAR, Hudson, NY.

    17. [S1013] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Marriages 1878 to 1917, Book 1, p. 91.

    18. [S1013] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Marriages 1878 to 1917, Book 1, p. 115.