Elsie Bernice Gibbons

9 September 1917–22 January 2009 (Age 91)
Fredericktown, Madison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elsie Bernice

When Elsie Bernice Gibbons was born on 9 September 1917, in Fredericktown, Madison, Missouri, United States, her father, George Albert Gibbons, was 23 and her mother, Erma Jean Ketcherside, was 21. She married Eli Lynn Pratte in May 1937. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 January 2009, in Park Hills, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Park Hills, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Lynn Pratte
Elsie Bernice Gibbons
Marriage: May 1937
Larry Wayne Pratte
James Edward Pratte
Garry Lynn Pratte
Georgia Ruth Pratte

Spouse and Children

May 1937


    Larry Wayne Pratte


    James Edward Pratte


    Garry Lynn Pratte


    Georgia Ruth Pratte


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 14

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibbon .

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

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  • Elsie B Pratte, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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