John William Pratt

Male10 January 1855–1 April 1918

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Pratt was born on 10 January 1855, in Callaway, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles William Pratt, was 26 and his mother, Sarah P. Vaughan, was 28. He married Ann Eliza Goodrich on 11 April 1883, in Big Spring, Montgomery, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 18, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Willapa, Pacific, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 1 April 1918, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Pratt
Ann Eliza Goodrich
Marriage: 11 April 1883
Franklin Linden Pratt
Anna Goodrich Pratt
Charles Robert Pratt
Ida Margaret Pratt

Sources (26)

  • John Pratt in household of Charles Pratt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W. Pratt, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
  • John W Pratt in entry for Ida Margaret Bennett, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1883Big Spring, Montgomery, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 8

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 17

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Story Highlight

    History of Ann Eliza Goodrich and John William Pratt

    Ann Eliza was the the daughter of Robert Gideon and Margaret Hart Goodrich, and the great, great, granddaughter of John Hart, who signed the declaration of Independence. She was born on a farm near …

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