John William Prather

8 February 1870–25 November 1953 (Age 83)
Saline, Illinois, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Prather was born on 8 February 1870, in Saline, Illinois, United States, his father, William Garrett Prather, was 37 and his mother, Mary Melissa Clark, was 23. He married Minerva Elizabeth Fletcher on 28 January 1891, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Somerset, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Mountain Township, Saline, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 25 November 1953, at the age of 83, and was buried in Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Prather
1870–1953
Minerva Elizabeth Fletcher
1872–1943
Marriage: 28 January 1891
Carrie May Prather
1891–1934
Grace Prather
1895–1916
Lushel Prather
1898–1985
Blueford Prather
1900–1915
Pearl Prather
1904–
Virgil A. Prather
1906–1997
Redith Gladys Prather
1908–1988
Cecil Prather
1912–
Lillie Prather
1915–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 January 1891
Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    Carrie May Prather

    Female1891–1934Female

    Grace Prather

    Female1895–1916Female

    Male1898–1985Male

    Blueford Prather

    Male1900–1915Male

    Pearl Prather

    Female1904–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Garrett Prather

    Male1832–1906Male

    Mary Melissa Clark

    Female1847–1884Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1871

Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 22

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

German:1. variant of Brather ( see Brader 2). 2. variant of Prater . 3. habitational name from Prath, Rhineland (near St. Goarshausen).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Prather, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J W Prather, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Prather, "United States Census, 1920"

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