Harry Dudley Pritchard

5 August 1873–6 February 1924 (Age 50)
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harry Dudley

When Harry Dudley Pritchard was born on 5 August 1873, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Benjamin Dudley Pritchard, was 38 and his mother, Mary Bentley Kent, was 33. He married Gail Wheeler on 30 June 1897, in Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 6 February 1924, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Dudley Pritchard
1873–1924
Gail Wheeler
1871–1965
Marriage: 30 June 1897
Dudley Harrington Pritchard
1898–1994
Kent B. Pritchard
1904–1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 June 1897
Allegan, Michigan, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 14

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’ ( see Richard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry D Pritchard in entry for Dudley Harrington Pritchard, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Harry D Pritchard in entry for Dudley Harrington Pritchard, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Harry D Pritchard in entry for Dudley Harrington Pritchard, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"

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