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  • Name Pratt  [1, 2
    Born Bef 26 Mar 1912  Lincoln Township,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1912  Lincoln Township,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
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    Person ID I24695  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640, Decendants of Samuel Halladay, 1680-1741, Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt, I7152 and Noah Halladay, I8837, Descendance of Ebenezer Pratt, 1763-1805, Descendants of Roger Stevens II, 1730-1808
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2014 

    Father Ancestors Adelbert James "Deb" Pratt,   b. 2 Nov 1868, Delta,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1954, Ashton,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Flora Elizabeth Knapp Married: 3x3x ,   b. 11 Jan 1868, Philipsville,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1952, Ashton,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1912  Ashton,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 26 Mar 1912 - Lincoln Township,Osceola,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S990] E-mail correspondence with Russell G. Strong. Privately held by Strong, [(E-ADDRESS) & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Sharon Patton, Lansing, MI [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Russell G. Strong, e-mail<; privately held by Strong, [(E-ADDRESS) & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Peoria, AZ., Patton, Sharon, 3/24/2005 5:21 PM>, "Exciting news," (Reliability: 3), 9 Feb 2014.

      Hi everybody. I have some exciting news. I spent 3 hrs at the LDS library
      in East Lansing today and this is what I found.

      Flora KNAPP married George W. Pratt 20 March 1893 He was 45 yrs. old and
      his 2nd marriage (1st was Lucetta Codding) and Flora was 25 her first
      marriage. NOW GET THIS: Geo's parents were Adison Pratt and Nancy
      Wakely!!!!!!! FLora's parents: Newton Knapp and Lydia HALLADAY

      Flora (Knapp) Pratt 39y married Albience B. Chase age 65y 14 May 1907

      Flora Knapp Pratt Chase 44y married Delbert PRATT 43y 19-Sept. 1912 :
      Delberts parents: Addison Pratt and Lucinda PALMER
      I rechecked George W. Pratt's death record and it is obvious to me now that
      they had spelled it ADSINE PRATT and Nancy WAKLEY

      ADelbert and Flora had a child that died 26 March 1912........ but they
      didn't get married until September that year.

      They also had an adopted child by name of Naoma that died in 1914 at 11 mos
      Bessie Pratt married at age 16y. a fellow named D. Vail 21 Y. and it said
      "consent was filed"
      William Henry Pratt (father) (I forgot to note the date)

      So, I'm satisfied that George W. Pratt who was in Roxand Twp with Wellington
      Pratt is Addison and Nancy's son and that Nancy's last name is
      Wakely/Wakley as it is on info given by him for marriage and also on his
      death certificate.

      But also that Lucinda's (Addison's 2nd wife) maiden name is Palmer as given
      by Adelbert.
      I traced over the name (Adam or Adsin) on George's death record so I could
      send it to any who wanted to scrutinize it themself but when I found Geo and
      Flora's marriage record it was no longer necessary as far as I was

      This has truly been a good day!!!

      Sharon (Pratt) Patton - for any who might not remember prior correspondence.

    2. [S991] "Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt"; genealogy descendant report to Russell Strong, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Peoria, AZ, 25 Oct 2008; rich text format document held by Sharon Patton, Lansing, MI., Sharon Patton, C:\Roots\History|Pratt|Ebenezer Pratt -Russell.rtf., p. 39 (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2014.
      Generation No. 4

           49.  ADELBERT5 PRATT (ADDISON C.4, GEORGE3, EBENEZER2, UNKNOWN1) was born November 02, 1868 in Delta, Ontario, Canada, and died December 21, 1954 in Ashton Cemetery, Osceola Co., Mich (Source: LDS MIcrofilm for Osceola Co., Mi. Deaths, Liber 3, page 50 or 60 (illegible).).  He married FLORA ELIZABETH KNAPP September 19, 1912 in Osceola Co., Michigan (Source: Osceola Marriage Records LDS Library, Liber 2 page 276.), daughter of NEWTON KNAPP and LYDIA HALLADAY.  She was born January 11, 1868 in Philipsville, Ontario, Canada, and died January 02, 1952 in Ashton, Osceola Co., Michigan.

      Notes for ADELBERT PRATT:
      Marriage record indicated that Delbert was 43 years old and was his 1st marriage while Flora was 44 years old and was her 3rd.  Delbert named Lucinda PALMER as mother and Addison PRATT  as father.
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      THE OSCEOLA COUNTY HERALD;Rural News: Ashton: July 22, 1922 : A Entertainment will be held in cle? sic.  Deb Pratt and family Sunday evening.  They had attended their sister's. Mrs. Victor Jackson, funeral at Reed City Sunday.
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      DEB PRATT, 87, of ASHTON, DIES
      Source Undocumented
      Adelbert Pratt, 87, for 80 years a resident of the Ashton vicinity, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 21,  1954 at the Osceola County Infirmary of complications.
      He was born at Delta, Ontario, Canada, on November 2, 1868, the son of Addison and Lucinda Pratt.  He was married to Flora Knapp at Ashton in September, 1912.
      Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carroll (Wanda) Stephan of Reed City and five grandchildren.  Mrs. Pratt died January 2, 1952.
      He had been a member of the Moose Lodge at one time.
      Funeral services will be held at3 P.M. Friday  the McDowell funeral  home with Rev. Frank Houghtaling, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Interment will be made in Ashton cemetery.

      Wanda mentioned in above article was adopted.  Deb, Flora and Wanda are buried in same plot in Ashton Cemetery.
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      Index to the United States census 1860-1930 for western Osceola County: MREF F 572.07 I53 2004
      Adelbert; Township Lincoln; Year 1910; Page 118B DWLG 057; APX Life 1868-1954 ; single, laborer, with mother Lucinda
      More About ADELBERT PRATT:
      Burial: Ashton Cemetery, Osceola Co., Mich
      Death Facts: Died at Osceola County Infirmary at 7:30 A.M.
      Funeral Services: 3 P.M. Friday at the McDowell Funeral Home in Ashton
      Organization Affiliation: Moose Lodge

      Marriage records indicated that husband was 65 years old and Flora 39 years old when she married 2nd husband, Albience Chase.
      From Reed City Weekly Clarion via Roy Halladay 21 June 1984:
      May 22, 1907--A.B. Chase marries Mrs. Flora Pratt.  Services performed by Burton Halladay, Justice of the Peace, May 14, 1907
      Newspaper Obituary: ASHTON WOMAN TAKEN BY DEATH: Mrs. Deb Pratt, 83, Had Been Herald Correspondent 30 Years
      Mrs. Deb Pratt, who for 30 years was correspondent for Ashton news to The Osceola County Herald, passed away suddenly Wednesday night, January 2, 1952, at 11:20 p.m. at her home in Ashton.  Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.  She was 83 year of age.  Her 84th birthday would have been this coming Friday.

      Burial: Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Osceola Co., Michigan
      Funeral Services: January 02, 1952, Music: Mr. and Mrs. Brice Wing; Pallbearers: Edgar Scott, Squair Pratt, Harry rehkopf, Bert Lincoln, Frank Schactele, Leo Green
      Children of ADELBERT PRATT and FLORA KNAPP are:
           149      i.      WANDA6 PRATT.  She married CARROLL STEPHAN.

      Notes for WANDA PRATT:
      Wanda E. Stephan, 80, of Reed City , died Tuesday, July 26, 1994 at Reed City Hospital.  She was born March 20, 1914 in Ionia County to Delbert and Flora (Knapp) Pratt.  She attended Ashton and Reed City schools and was married Feb. 15, 1935, to Carroll Stephan, who preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1992.  The couple lived in Flint for six years before returning to Ashton in 1942.  She was a lifetime member of the Ashton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women organization.  She had also done volunteer work for Department of Social Service.  She had enjoyed craft work, gardening, baking, and canning.  She is survived by two daughters, Velma and her husband, Richard Tatar of Grenada, Miss. and carol Ann Howard of Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Dennis and his wife, Anita, of Elgin, S.C. and Ted and his wife, Karen, of Battle Creek; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth.  Services were Friday, July 29 at McDowell Funeral Home in Reed City.  Rev. Robert Stark officiated and burial was in Ashton Cemetery.  memorial contributions may be made to the Ashton United Methodist Church.

      More About WANDA PRATT:
      Adoption: ADOPTED CHILD

           150      ii.      NEOMA PRATT, born April 02, 1914.

      More About NEOMA PRATT:
      Adoption: Not sure of Birth
      Cause of death (Facts Pg): Acute indigestion

           151      iii.      BABY BOY PRATT, born March 26, 1912; died March 26, 1912.