William James Prater

29 May 1881–10 April 1950 (Age 68)
Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William James

When William James Prater was born on 29 May 1881, in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Collins Prater, was 32 and his mother, Eliza Hill, was 29. He married Annice Sabina Candland on 29 August 1906, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1909. He died on 10 April 1950, in Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William James Prater
Annice Sabina Candland
Marriage: 29 August 1906
Kenneth Candland
Lillian Annice Prater
Leland James Prater
William James Prater

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1906Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1882: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1885: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States 1893: Bannock, Idaho, United States
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 19
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 5971;2007: 13978; 2010: 19484)English (southern): nickname from Middle English prater ‘chatterer’.English (southern): occupational name for a reeve, the chief magistrate or bailiff of a district, from Middle English preto(u)r, borrowed from Latin praetor.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Entries from William Prater's journal during Lillian's illness and subsequent death

    “I received a telegram today of the serious illness of my child..….The baby had Diphtheria. I asked him [the doctor] where the baby could have contracted it & he said look around the yard….. It co …

    Sources (20)

    • Wm J Prater in entry for Prater, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • W J Prater, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William J. Prater, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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