Individual Record 698

Name}   Pratt, Robert Hamilton Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 25 Dec 1865 Place} Goderich Twp., Huron, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Fam 20 Dec 1899 Place}    , Griggs, North Dakota     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 20 Apr 1941 Place}    , Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft 20 Apr 1941 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker} No
Source 1} 281 = Family notes
Source 2} 373 = Geog history
Source 3} 962 = 1871 Can cen
Source 4} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 5} 964 = 1910 USA cen
Source 6} 1127=Map/Atlas
Source 7} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 8} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 9} 967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 10}968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 11}1269=1940 USA cen
Source 12}1545=Death record
Source 13}385 = Obituaries
Source 14}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } George W. Pratt & Mary Jane Hamilton
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 388 = Goderich Twp., Huron South, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer, stock raiser
       Occupation 2} Store manager
  Religion/Church} W. Methodist
Spouses:   Prime} Detwiller, Mary
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Robert Hamilton Pratt was born 25 Dec 1865 in Goderich, Huron County, Ontario., the second of five children born to George W. Pratt and Mary Jane Hamilton.  The couple, born in Ontario, were of Irish descent.  George was a farmer and weaver by trade.  In the 1871 Canada census, the family was living in Goderich Twp. Huron South, Ontario, and all five children were attending school.  According to the 1940 U.S. census, Robert had an eighth grade education.  In 1881, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Quincy, a small settlement near the Red River and Grandin in North Dakota.  In 1891, they moved on to homestead in Tyrol Township, Griggs County, six miles north of Cooperstown.

Robert married Mary Detwiller on 20 Dec 1899 in Griggs County, North Dakota.  In the 1900 U.S. census, Robert and Mary Pratt were living in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  Robert was a farmer.  His cousin William J. Pratt, age 23, was living with them, and they had a servant named Elmer Vollan, age 22.  Both William and Elmer were doing farm labor.

In the 1910 U.S. census, Robert and Mary were living in Cooperstown, Griggs County.  Robert was the manager of some kind of shop.  They had four children, namely Robert, born in 1900, Erma, 1902, Ida, 1905, and Howard, 1909.  By the 1915 North Dakota census, they had two more children, namely Wallace, born in 1910, and Kenneth, 1912.  They were now on their own farm, which was about 6 miles north of Cooperstown.  Robert was a grain farmer.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Lawrence, born in 1917, had been added to the family.  The entire family was together in the 1925 North Dakota census, but by the 1930 U.S. census ,their two daughters had married and moved out.  In the 1940 U.S. census, only Lawrence was living at home.

Robert died 20 Apr 1941, in Griggs County, North Dakota.  He is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Griggs, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} 1881 Port}  
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Jun 2014
Date Created}   6 Apr 1994
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