Lois Barnes Pratt

Brief Life History of Lois Barnes

When Lois Barnes Pratt was born on 6 March 1837, in Ripley, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Addison Pratt, was 35 and her mother, Louisa Barnes, was 34. She married John Hunt on 4 July 1857, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1858 and lived in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1870 and Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. She died on 9 March 1885, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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John Hunt
Lois Barnes Pratt
Marriage: 4 July 1857
Ida Frances Hunt
May Louise Hunt
Annella Hunt
Christabell Hunt
Lewis Ammon Hunt
John Addison Hunt
Nettie Hunt
Lois Hunt

Sources (35)

  • Lois B Hunt, age 43, in household of John Hunt, "U.S. Census, 1880"
  • Lois Pratt, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Lois B. Pratt, "BillionGraves Index"

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1850 · California Is Admitted to Union

California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

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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JOHN HUNT John Hunt was a father, pioneer, trailblazer, rancher, peace officer, Bishop, Patriarch and gentleman. Born near Albion, Edwards Co., Illinois on March , 1833, he was the fifth child of Jeff …

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