Harlen Lincoln Pruette

15 November 1894–1 February 1972 (Age 77)
Colfax Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Harlen Lincoln

When Harlen Lincoln Pruette was born on 15 November 1894, in Colfax Township, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Green Berry Pruette, was 46 and his mother, Margaret Spurlin, was 45. He married Alta McFarland on 20 October 1915, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States in 1894 and Bell Arthur, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1972. He died on 1 February 1972, in Greenville, Pitt, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Greenville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Harlen Lincoln Pruette
Alta McFarland
Marriage: 20 October 1915
Margaret Lucy Pruett

Spouse and Children

20 October 1915
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States


    Margaret Lucy Pruett


Parents and Siblings

    Green Berry Pruette


    Margaret Spurlin




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

French: variant spelling of Pruitt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harlin Pruett in household of Green B Pruett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harlen Pruett in household of G B Pruett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harlen L Pruette, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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