Thelma Edris Pratt

Female3 March 1913–15 August 2007

Brief Life History of Thelma Edris

When Thelma Edris Pratt was born on 3 March 1913, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, George Stuart Pratt, was 23 and her mother, Isabella Ryder, was 31. She married William Edward Meadley on 29 August 1931, in Saint Joseph, New Albany Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Norton Shores, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Grand Haven, Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 15 August 2007, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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William Edward Meadley
Thelma Edris Pratt
Marriage: 29 August 1931
Allan S Meadley

Sources (6)

  • Thelma Edris Meadley in household of William E Meadley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Edris Pratt Meadley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mrs Or Edris Thelma, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1931Saint Joseph, New Albany Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 4

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.


    Age 28

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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