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Elizabeth Alma Pratt

Female 1913 - 2012  (99 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Alma Pratt  [1
    Born 14 Jun 1913  North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 2 Nov 1913  St. John's Episcopal Church, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Rev. Marshall E. Mott
    Confirmation 10 Jul 1927  St. John's Episcopal Church, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Rev. Thomas F. Davies, Bishop of West. Mass.
    Died 22 Aug 2012  Davenport, Polk, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Crossroads Nurshing Home
    Buried 1 Sep 2012  Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Mrs. Elizabeth Alma (Pratt) Bacon Hedlund, 99, of Davenport, Fla., a former longtime resident of North Adams, died on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Crossroads Nursing Home in Davenport. She was born in North Adams on June 14, 1913, daughter of former North Adams Mayor, Archie Pratt and Jennie (Bacon) Pratt. She attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. She had also attended Skidmore College and Peter Bent Brigham Nursing School. Mrs. Hedlund worked as a medical records librarian, and during her long career she was instrumental in getting accreditation and reaccreditation for Medical Records Departments in hospitals in Florida and southern California. She was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in North Adams, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Altar Guild and the Rector's Aid Society. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eastern Star, North Adams, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She had also served on the North Adams School Committee. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. In the 1950s she operated Betty's Yarn Shop in her home at 52 Quincy St., North Adams. She enjoyed traveling and had visited the Holy Land and Africa as well as volunteering for the Good Ship Hope. Her first husband, Arthur Williston Bacon, Jr., whom she married in 1933, died in 1969. Her second husband, Olaf Hedlund, died in 1995. She is survived by one daughter; one son; seven grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two daughters, Roberta "Bonnie" Hoellerich, who died in 2002 and Jane Raeburn Bacon, who died in infancy in 1938. She was also predeceased by her sister, Susan Pratt Daniels Lipka. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. There are no calling hours. The Paciorek Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, is in charge of arrangements.

      Baptism sponsors: parents, Williston Bacon

      1920 MA Census, Berkshire Co., No. Adams, Enum. Dist. 37, p. 9A, Elizabeth A. Pratt, age 6, born MA, at school

      I hereby certify that the prayers and blessing of the church were given to the marriage of Betty A. Pratt and Arthur William Bacon who had been married Aug. 2, 1933 in Nassau, NY by Hubert J. Foote, Justice of the Peace of the town of Nassau, NY. Rev. Arthur Murray

      Transferred from Trinity Church, Lenox, MA, 23 Jun 1941, Arthur Williston Bacon and Elizabeth Bacon, p. 44

      Mrs. Arthur W. Bacon, a member of the North Adams School Committee, 27 Apr 1963 [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
    Person ID I14931  Mindrum
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2015 

    Father Archie James Pratt,   b. 13 Jul 1880, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1959, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Jennie Francis Bacon,   b. Sep 1881, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1963, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1906  St. John's Episcopal Church, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Notes 
    • Rev. John C. Tebbetts, St. John's Episcopal Church
      First marriage for both people [12]
    Family ID F10360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Arthur Williston Bacon,   b. 1 Jul 1909, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1969, Victorville, San Bernardino, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1933  Nassau, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Hubert J. Foote, Justice of the Peace
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Roberta (Bonny) Bacon,   b. 12 Feb 1937, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 2002, Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Jane Raeburn Bacon,   b. 26 Jun 1939,   d. 28 Aug 1939, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2002 
    Family ID F10399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Olof A. Hedlund,   b. 13 Dec 1898, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1998, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F10714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Pratt, Susan Helen and Elizabeth
    Pratt, Susan Helen and Elizabeth
    Pratt, Susan Helen and Elizabeth
    Pratt, Susan Helen and Elizabeth

  • Sources 
    1. [S994] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 4, p. 141.

    2. [S1006] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 5, North Adams, Massachusetts, p. 13.

    3. [S1011] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 6, North Adams, Massachusetts, p. 120.

    4. [S8253] Elizabeth Hedlund obituary, The Berkshire Eagle, 28 Aug 2012.

    5. [S1006] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 5, North Adams, Massachusetts.

    6. [S1008] 1920 MA Census.

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

    8. [S1021] St. John’s Church Parish Register, 1939-1951, Vol. 7, North Adams, Massachusetts.

    9. [S1385] Jennie Bacon Pratt obituary, No. Adams Transcript, Sat., 27 Apr 1963.

    10. [S1013] North Adams, Massachusetts Vital Records, Marriages 1878 to 1917, Book 1, p. 131.

    11. [S994] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 4, p. 67.

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

    13. [S1011] St. John’s Church Parish Register, Vol. 6, North Adams, Massachusetts, p. 221.