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Della E. Biers

Della E. Biers

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  • Name Della E. Biers  [1
    Born 11 Jul 1907  Manistee,Manistee,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Travel 1952  Charlotte,Eaton,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Travel 1973  Concord,Jackson,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 25 Sep 1988  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 25 Sep 1988  Ashton Cemetery,Lincoln Township,Osceola,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 28 Sep 1988  [1
    The Messenger Family In The Colony Of Connecticut 
    • REED CITY- Della E. Pratt, 81, of Concord, Mi. formerly of Reed City died Sunday, Sept. 25 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.  She was born July 11, 1907 in Manistee and was a resident of Reed City most of her life moving to Charlotte in 1952 and then to concord in 1973.  She was married in 1926 to Samuel Wilson who died in 1949.  She was married in 1954 to George Pratt who died in 1965.  She is survivied by two sons, Joseph Wilson of Concord and Benjamin Wilson of Homer; one daughter, Elsie Wilson of Concord; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one sister, Irene Scott.
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    Person ID I24829  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt, I7152 and Noah Halladay, I8837, Descendance of Ebenezer Pratt, 1763-1805
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 

    Family 1 Samuel Wilson,   d. 1949 
    Married 1926  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Wilson
     2. Benjamin Wilson
     3. Elsie Wilson
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F8845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors George Gordon Pratt Married: 2x2x ,   b. 26 Jun 1890, Jennings,Missaukee,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1964, Charlotte,Eaton,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1954  Charlotte,Eaton,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F8844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1907 - Manistee,Manistee,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Reed City - 1952 - Charlotte,Eaton,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1954 - Charlotte,Eaton,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - from Charlotte - 1973 - Concord,Jackson,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Sep 1988 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 25 Sep 1988 - Ashton Cemetery,Lincoln Township,Osceola,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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    1. [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, p. 34-35 (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2014.
      Generation No. 4

           45.  WILLIAM HENRY5 PRATT (ADDISON C.4, GEORGE3, EBENEZER2, UNKNOWN1) (Source: Obituary - Lansing State Journal.) was born January 16, 1861 in Delta, Canada, and died January 31, 1941 in Lansing, Mich Ingham Co., Michigan (Source: Obituary - Lansing State Journal, February 7, 1941, William Henry Pratt, 80 years old, of 409 Denver St., Lansing, a former resident of Charlotte for a few years, died Friday at the home of his daughter here, following an illness of several months.  He was born in Cananda, January 16, 1861.  Surving are four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Steiff, North Baltimore, Oh., Mrs. Edith Uhl, East Lansing; Mrs. Lucinda Uhl , Lansing and Mrs. Laura Conrad, Charlotte:  four sons, George and William Pratt , Charlotte and Glee and Clinton Pratt, Jackson; 25 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Pray Funeral Home Monday afternoon at two o'clock in charge of Rev, Russell McConnell.  Burial was in the Gresham Cemetery.).  He married NELLIE MAE BEEMAN March 1886 in Hoytville Twp., Eaton Co., Michigan, daughter of ANDREW BEEMAN and EMALINE STARK.  She was born May 10, 1869 in Chester, Eaton Co., Mich, and died January 26, 1946 in Mercy Hospital, Jackson. Mich (Source: Death Certificate from Jackson, Mi..).

      Notes for WILLIAM HENRY PRATT:
      Lansing State Journal:
      William Henry Pratt, was born in Ontario, Canada, January 16, 1861, and passed away January 31, 1941 at a Lansing hospital.  In 1886 he was united in marriage to Nellie Beeman of Roxand Township, Eaton Co., Michigan, and to this union were born six daughters and four sons, two of the daughters, Maude and Leafa, having preceded their father in death; Mrs. Bessie Steiff, of New Baltimore, Ohio, Edith and Lucinda Uhl, of Lansing and Laura Conrad, of Charlotte, and his four sons; Clinton and Glee Pratt, of Jackson and George and William, of Charlotte, also twenty-five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.  One brother, Delbert Pratt and one sister, Phelen (sic) Holiday (sic), both of Ashton.  The funeral services were held at the Myron E. Pray funeral home in Charlotte, Monday, February   8, 1941 at two o'clock in the afternoon with Rev. Russell H. McConnell officiating and interment was made at the Gresham cemetery.

      More About WILLIAM HENRY PRATT:
      Age at Death (Facts Pg): 80 years  0 months  15 days
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery, Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Michigan
      Death Facts: Carcinoma head of pancreas, senility; informant Charles Uhl
      Funeral Services: Rev. Russell McConnell at Prays Funeral Home, Charlotte, Michigan
      Immigration: 1867, Came to Michigan from Delta, Canada
      Medical Information (Fact: Senility
      Residence: 1941, 409 Denver St., Lansing, Michigan

      Notes for NELLIE MAE BEEMAN:
      Per Maxine (Mackie) Pratt Bradford: Nellie Pratt bought land from Cutler & Savidge Lumber Co. for $175.00 April 1, 1893.  Recorded March 1, 1894, Book 45, page 68
      80 acres of which 40 acres were sold to George and Emaline North October 22, 1894 for $100.00
      Book 51-494 Mortgage
      2nd Mortgage 62-328
      Sold December 13, 1915--recorded January 5, 1916 to William Achenberg for $1000.00
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      W.I. Moyer was named Guardian of Nellie after her father, Andrew Beeman died.  Justice of the Peace, Henry A. Moyer, appointed W.I. Moyer and Probate Judge C. Marion Jennings signed the papers.  There was an estate of at least two thousand dollars left to Nellie.  She was 14 when probate began.  

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      UNKNOWN SOURCE: NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
      Judge Clement Smith has granted Nellie M. Pratt of Charlotte a divorce from William H. Pratt for cruelty and non-support.  Plaintiff to have the custody of the minor child and defendant to pay $5 weekly toward the support of herself and the child.

      More About NELLIE MAE BEEMAN:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery, Chester Twp.,Eaton Co., Michigan
      Census: 1870, Roxand Twp., Eaton Co., Mi. Age 1
      Probate: 1883, File A2132, Reel A18, Pos. 63, Page 217, Box No. 440: Regarding Guardianship of a minor after Andrew died
          
      Children of WILLIAM PRATT and NELLIE BEEMAN are:
           139      i.      JULIA MAUD6 PRATT (Source: LDS MIcrofilm of Birth Records in Eaton Co., Michigan, Volume 1, p.5.), born October 02, 1886 in Roxand Twp., Eaton Co., Mich; died March 01, 1888 in Roxand Twp., Eaton Co., Mich (Source: Eaton Co. Death Records, Liber 2; Pg. 314; #218.).

      More About JULIA MAUD PRATT:
      Age at Death (Facts Pg): 1 year and 5 months
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery,  Chester, Mich
      Cause of death (Facts Pg): Spinal fever

           140      ii.      BESSIE VIOLA PRATT, born March 19, 1888; died May 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She married (1) D VAIL.  She married (2) WILLIAM FREDERICK STEIFF 1917.

      Notes for BESSIE VIOLA PRATT:
      Marriage record indicated "consent given" as Bessie was only 16 and D. Vail was 21.  Record named William Henry Pratt as father.

      More About BESSIE VIOLA PRATT:
      Name possibilities: Elizabeth
      Residence: 1943, 109 E. Water St., North Baltimore, Ohio
      Social Security Number: 482-46-7867

           141      iii.      GEORGE GORDON PRATT, born June 26, 1890 in Jennings, Mich; died March 01, 1964 in Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich.  He married (1) HULDA CAROLINE PETERSEN March 23, 1913; born 1892; died 1947.  He married (2) DELLA BIERS 1954 in Charlotte, Eaton Co., Michigan; born July 11, 1907 in Manistee, Michigan; died September 25, 1988 in Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Source: The Messenger Family In The Colony Of Connecticut, Wednesday, September 28, 1988.).

      Notes for GEORGE GORDON PRATT:
      Index to the United States census 1860-1930 for western Osceola County: MREF F 572.07 I53 2004
      George Gordon: Township Cedar; Year 1910; Page 27B; DWLG 051; APX Life 1890-1964; Single, laborer, with father William Henry

      Home Hygiene Record- M.C.H. P. : Owners Name: Mrs. Baldwin; Town: Lansing; Reasons for Visit: Sanitary Survey; Street #: 815 N. Cochran; Occupant: Geo Pratt; No. of rooms: 6; No. in Household: 3; heating: Central Hot Air; lighting: Electri; Telephone: No; Screening doors: Yes; windows: Yes; Safety Hazards: Place Rundown; Water: City-Yes; Handwashing facilities: Sink; Bath: Moveable Tub; Privy: Yes (Outside); Defects: Not fly tight; Cesspool: Yes; Refrigeration: Ice; Source of Milk: Own Cows; Pasteurized: For Baby; Pts, used daily: 16;
      Garbage : Collected: NO; Method of disposal: Burned & fed to chickens; Livestock: 2 Cows, Chickens, 2 horses; Pets: 2 Cats, 1 dog, Canary; typhoid: No; D&E: No; Und. Fever: No; Malaria: No; Other: No; Date July 6, 1939 (815 N) Signed: R.O. Sylvester

      More About GEORGE GORDON PRATT:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery, Chester, Mich
      Census: 1930, Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mi.: George and Hulda (parents), Glenn A. 16, Pauline C. 14, LaVerna V. 10, Alberta 8, Dale L. 6
      Social Security Number: 381-01-2767

      Notes for DELLA BIERS:
      REED CITY- Della E. Pratt, 81, of Concord, Mi. formerly of Reed City died Sunday, Sept. 25 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.  She was born July 11, 1907 in Manistee and was a resident of Reed City most of her life moving to Charlotte in 1952 and then to concord in 1973.  She was married in 1926 to Samuel Wilson who died in 1949.  She was married in 1954 to George Pratt who died in 1965.  She is survivied by two sons, Joseph Wilson of Concord and Benjamin Wilson of Homer; one daughter, Elsie Wilson of Concord; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one sister, Irene Scott.

      More About DELLA BIERS:
      Burial: Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Osceola Co., Michigan

           142      iv.      EDITH DELL PRATT, born May 23, 1892 in Osceola Co., Michigan (Source: Osceola Birth records, LDS Microfilm.); died June 14, 1978 in Jackson, Mich (Source: Obituary-Jackson Citizen patriot, Thirsday, June 15, 1978.).  She married ORVIN UHL (Source: LDS MIcrofilm of Birth Records in Eaton Co., Michigan, Volume 3, p. 174.) January 01, 1917 in Eaton Co., Michigan (Source: Eaton Co. Marriage Records, Volume 7 page 271.); born August 29, 1883 in Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Michigan; died December 23, 1948 in Eaton Co., MIchigan.

      Notes for EDITH DELL PRATT:
      Uhl, Edith D.- Age 86, of 210 S. Gorham passed away June 14, 1978 at Foote Hospital East.  Surviving are one daughter Nellie; three sons , Milton, Milo and Eugene all of Jackson; nine grandchildren, one brother William Pratt of Charlotte; two sisters, Laura Conrad of Hastings and Lucinda Uhl of Lansing.  Funeral services will be held Friday 2:00 P.M. at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, Interment Gresham Cemetery.

      More About EDITH DELL PRATT:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery, Chester Twp., Mich
      Residence: 1978, 210 S. Gorham
      Social Security Number: 369-68-6686

      More About ORVIN UHL:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery, Chester, Mich
      Census: 1920, 2nd day of January, 1920: Chester Twp., Eaton Co., MIchigan: Orvie  36, Edith 27 (this was just a few months before MIlton was born)

           143      v.      LUCINDA BELL PRATT, born May 30, 1895 in Osceola Co., Michigan (Source: Osceola Birth records, LDS Microfilm.); died October 03, 1989 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Mich.  She married CHARLES EDWARD UHL (Source: LDS MIcrofilm of Birth Records in Eaton Co., Michigan.) May 28, 1917 in Eaton Co., Michigan (Source: Eaton Co. Marriage Records, Volume 7 page 277.); born January 27, 1892 in Eaton Co., Mich.; died September 10, 1967 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.

      Notes for LUCINDA BELL PRATT:
      Lucinda B. Uhl, 94, of Lansing, died Oct.3, 1989.  Mrs. Uhl was born in Osceola County, the daughter of William and Nellie (Beeman) Pratt.  She is survived by three daughters, Blanche (Mrs. John) Siwek, Marjorie (Mrs. Arthur) Penner, and Virginia (Mrs. Lawrence) Masseau, all of Lansing; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; five  Great-great grandchildren; one sister, Laura Conrad of Hastings; and several nieces and nephews.  Services were held Oct. 6, at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, with the Rev. Arthur Salisbury officiating.  Interment was in Gresham Cemetery. 

      More About LUCINDA BELL PRATT:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery,  Chester, Mich
      Census: 1930, Chester, Eaton Co., Michigan: Charley 38; Lucinda 35; Blanche 12; Margery 10; Virginia 8;  Edward 4; William Pratt 68

      Notes for CHARLES EDWARD UHL:
      On the 1930 census by William Pratt's information he was asked what Language was spoken in the home before coming to the United States and he answered "French."  This is disputed amongst the family but I don't know what reason he would have had to answer thus if it were not so.  It is not a question that one could assume.

      More About CHARLES EDWARD UHL:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery,  Chester, Mich
      Census: 1920, Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Mi.: Charles Uhl 27, Lucinda 25 (wife), Blanch 2 (daughter), Marjorie 3 months (daughter)

           144      vi.      LEAFA MAY PRATT, born June 05, 1896; died July 14, 1922 in Osceola Co., Mich.  She married VICTOR ERIC JACKSON July 13, 1915 in Osceola Co., Michigan (Source: Osceola Marriage Records LDS Library, Liber 2-310.).

      Notes for LEAFA MAY PRATT:
      The Osceola County Herald: July 20, 1922
      TODD LAKE: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pontz attended the funeral of Mrs. Victor Jackson at Reed City Sunday.

      ASHTON: An 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.

      Ashton:  Sad news to hear of Mrs. Victor Jackson's death.  It means a family of three small daughters left without a mother's care.  The oldest child is about eight years of age.  They lived near Sears, but were East Lincoln neighbors for a long time.

      EAST LINCOLN:  Quite a number attended the funeral of Mrs. Victor Jackson at Reed City Sunday afternoon.

      CENTRAL CEDAR: A good many from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Victor Jackson in Reed City.

      SOUTHEAST LINCOLN: Several neighbors of this vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs. Victor Jackson Sunday.
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      UNKNOWN SOURCE; NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
      Mrs. Leafa May Jackson, aged 26 years, died last Thursday at her home at Sears, Osceola County.  She formerly lived at Chester Station and before her marriage was Miss May Pratt.  She is survived by her husband, Victor Jackson, two girls of four and six and a son 22 months old, also her father, William Henry Pratt, mother. Mrs. Nellie May Pratt, four brothers, George Gordon Pratt, William H. Pratt, Glen Charles Pratt and Clinton D. Pratt, and four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Stub (Steiff), Mrs. Edith Uhl, Mrs. Lucinda Uhl and Mrs. Laura Conrad, who live in this vicinity.  
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      More About LEAFA MAY PRATT:
      Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Osceola Co., Michigan

           145      vii.      WILLIAM HENRY JR. PRATT, born January 24, 1898; died August 1986 in Charlotte, Mich..  He married MINNIE DAVIS; born 1899; died 1988.

      More About WILLIAM HENRY JR. PRATT:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery,  Chester, Mich
      Census: 1910, Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Michigan: William Jr. 32, Minnie 30, Mildred 10, Leonard 7, Bernadine 3 months

      More About MINNIE DAVIS:
      Burial: Gresham Cemetery, Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Mi. (Source: Gresham Cemetery, Chester Twp., Eaton Co., Mi..)

           146      viii.      LAURA PRATT, born February 25, 1900 in Osceola Co., Mich; died November 27, 1995 in Hastings, Mich. Barry Co. (Source: Death Certificate from State of Michigan.).  She married ALSON BYRON CONRAD May 17, 1919; born January 13, 1897 in Michigan; died December 23, 1979 in Hastings, Barry Co., Mich (Source: Death Certificate from State of Michigan.).

      More About LAURA PRATT:
      Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Mich
      Social Security Number: 381-48-0416

      More About ALSON BYRON CONRAD:
      Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Hastings, Mich

           147      ix.      CHARLES GLEE PRATT, born November 10, 1904; died August 28, 1964 in Rives Juncction, Mich.  He married (1) Lucille Julian Abt. 1924 in Jackson, Mich.  He met (2) OPAL UNKNOWN 1924.

      More About CHARLES GLEE PRATT:
      Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Eaton CO., Mich
      Social Security Number: 367-03-7199

           148      x.      CLINTON D. PRATT, born January 31, 1908 in Cedar Twp., Osceola Co., Mich. (Source: Birth certificate from Osceola Co., Mi..); died February 20, 1978 in Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich. (Source: Death Certificate from Eaton Co.,Mi., #0037891; Liber 534, page 230.).  He married (1) SYRENE DODGE 1924; born June 08, 1906; died 1969 in Jackson, Jackson Co., Michigan.  He married (2) NELLIE SPANGLER 1930 in Jackson, Jackson Co., Michigan.  He married (3) MABELLE NAOMI PITTINGER August 09, 1936 in Eaton Rapids, Mich (Source: Marriage License, Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Michigan.); born August 16, 1912 in Vernon, Shiawassee Co.,  Mich. (Source: Birth certificate from Shiawassee Co., Mi..); died August 10, 1993 in Lansing, Ingham Co.,  Mich. (Source: Death Certificate from Ingham Co., Mi..).

      Notes for CLINTON D. PRATT:
      July 13, 1924 pg 10 Jackson Newspaper
      A double wedding was quietly solemnized at the parsonage of Ida Stiles M.E. Church Saturday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. when Reverend L. Robinson united in Marriage Miss Myrtle Abbott and Robert Turnbull, and Miss Syrene Dodge and Clinton D. Pratt all of this city.  The ring service was used.
      Both brides were attired in dresses of sand-colored canton crepe, and carried shower bouquets of white roses.
      Miss Lucille Julian and Charles Glen Pratt were the attendants.  Following the ceremonies, Miss Julian announced her engagement to Mr. Pratt.

      Clinton D. had a 2nd marriage to Nellie Sprangler  who worked with him at a meat shop.  They were married a short time with no children being born.  I found them in the 1930 census.

      Obituary: Charlotte Republican Tribune January 1978
      Pratt, Clinton D-
      Age 70, of Charlotte, passed away Monday.  He was a retired shipping clerk for S.H.Camp Co. in Jackson.  Surviving are his wife Mabelle; four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Darlene) Overmyer of Jackson, Mrs. Clifford (Leilani) Peet of Jackson, Mrs. Ronald (Yvonne) Seavolt of Charlotte and Sharon Mireles of Lansing; one son Dale of Lennon; three sisters, Edith Uhl of Jackson, Lucinda Uhl of Lansing and Laura Conrad of Hastings; one brother William of Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; six great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday 2:00 P.M. at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.  Interment Kalamo Cemetery.

      More About CLINTON D. PRATT:
      Burial: Kalamo Cemetery , Eaton Co., Charlotte , Mich
      Cause of death (Facts Pg): Cerebral anoxeia
      Occupation: Sh Camps-Shipping Clerk, Jackson , Mich
      Residence: Bet. 1926 - 1927, 1008 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI.
      Social Security Number: 386-07-4136

      More About MABELLE NAOMI PITTINGER:
      Burial: Kalamo Cemetery,  Eaton Co., Charlotte, Mich
      Census: January 10, 1920, Robinson J. Pittinger, 38, DOB 1881, Carmel, Eaton Co., MIch., Ethel L., Arthur 15, Edith M. 9, Mabelle N., 7, Signalman for Railroad
      Degree: Bet. 1930 - 1932, Teaching Degree from Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Mich
      Occupation: Bet. 1932 - 1936, Taught  in one room school in Mecosta Co., Mich
      Social Security Number: 375-42-1019