Floyd Lemuel Pratt

12 February 1861–28 March 1949 (Age 88)
Taylor, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Floyd Lemuel

When Floyd Lemuel Pratt was born on 12 February 1861, in Taylor, West Virginia, United States, his father, Zachariah Pratt, was 35 and his mother, Susan Turner, was 29. He married Eva Jane Lyons on 3 March 1881, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Courthouse Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years and Freemans Creek Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1949, in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Lemuel Pratt
1861–1949
Eva Jane Lyons
1865–1932
Marriage: 3 March 1881
Laura B Pratt
1882–1968
Bertha Belle Pratt
1884–1962
Ora Pratt
1886–1893
John William Pratt
1888–1951
Ivy May Pratt
1890–1972
Mary Ellen Pratt
1892–1972
French Robert Pratt
1895–1966
Jessie James Pratt
1898–1979
Pratt
1902–
Harley Lee Pratt
1904–1978
Roy Lawrence Pratt
1908–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1881
Harrison, West Virginia, United States
children

(11)

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Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah Pratt

    Male1826–1896Male

    Susan Turner

    Female1831–1921Female

siblings

(10)

    Catherine L. Pratt

    Female1852–1855Female

    Christina E Pratt

    Female1854–1894Female

    Mary F. Pratt

    Female1856–1876Female

    Lucretia A. Pratt

    Female1858–1876Female

    Male1861–1949Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 2

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1886

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a clever trickster, from Old English prætt ‘trick’, ‘tricky’, ‘cunning’ (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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Sources (3)

  • Floyd Pratt in household of Zachariah Pratt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Floyd L Pratt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Floyd L Pratt, "United States Census, 1940"

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