Henry Smith Pritchett

Brief Life History of Henry Smith

When Henry Smith Pritchett was born on 16 April 1857, in Fayette, Howard, Missouri, United States, his father, Carr Waller Pritchett, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Susan Smith, was 30. He married Ida P Williams on 19 January 1881, in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1927 and lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1930. In 1900, his occupation is listed as president, massachusetts institute of technology in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 August 1939, in Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Henry Smith Pritchett
Ida P Williams
Marriage: 19 January 1881
Harry Hall Pritchett
Edwin Eastman Pritchett
Leonard Waller Pritchett
Ida Williams Pritchett

Sources (23)

  • Henley S Prichett in household of Car W Prichett, "Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933"
  • Henry S Pritchett, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Henry Smith Pritchett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860


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

1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son ofRichard’. Compare Pritchard .

English (Midlands): from a diminutive of Middle English prik(e), prich ‘point’, ‘prick’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of any of various pointed instruments, or a nickname for a tall, thin man.

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

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