Luman Ephenetus Pratt

Male14 December 1844–5 January 1927

Brief Life History of Luman Ephenetus

When Luman Ephenetus Pratt was born on 14 December 1844, in Pike Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Wells Pratt, was 41 and his mother, Ruth Canfield, was 40. He married Adeline Amanda Major on 12 September 1869, in Midland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Ingersoll Township, Midland, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 5 January 1927, at the age of 82, and was buried in Midland City Cemetery, Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States.

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Luman Ephenetus Pratt
Adeline Amanda Major
Marriage: 12 September 1869
Lena Eliza Pratt
Glenn James Pratt
Flossie Edna Pratt

Sources (19)

  • Ephenetus Pratt in household of J W Pratt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Larman Pratt, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Luman E. Pratt, "Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939"

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  • Marriage
    12 September 1869Midland, Michigan, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 3

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 22

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Middle English prat(te), pret ‘cunning, wily, astute’ (a derivative of Old English præt, pret ‘trickery, deception’, which is found in use as a byname in the 11th century). This surname is quite common in southeastern Ireland.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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