Individual Record 1144

Name}   Pratt, Howard Henry Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  6 Feb 1909 Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
Marr.: Date}   Place}  
Death: Date} Exa 11 Jun 1978 Place} Anshtabula Lake, Barnes, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Aft 11 Jun 1978 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 353 = Family notes
Source 2} 388 = Family notes
Source 3} 385 = Obituaries
Source 4} 964 = 1910 USA cen
Source 5} 965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 6} 966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 7} 967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 8} 968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 9} 1555=1940 USA cen
Source 10} 865 = Military rec
Source 11}1545=Death record
Source 12}1018=Death record
Source 13}553 = S.S. record
Source 14}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Robert Hamilton Pratt & Mary Detwiller
   Relationship No.} 262
1st Household No.} 390 = Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
      Occupation 1} Farm worker
       Occupation 2} Section laborer
Spouses:   Prime}  
 Total Number of} 0
Notes:   Howard Henry Pratt was born 6 February 1909 in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  His parents were Robert Hamilton Pratt and Mary Detwiller.  He had an older brother, Robert Earl, born in 1900, and two older sisters, Erma Mae, 1902, and Marion Ida, 1905.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living in Cooperstown, Griggs County, and Robert was the manager of some kind of shop.

In the 1915 North Dakota census, the family was living on their own farm in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, about 6 miles north of Cooperstown. His father Robert was a grain farmer, and also raised stock.  The family now included Wallace Irving, born in 1910, and Kenneth Raymond, 1912.  In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was complete, with Lawrence Everett, born in 1917.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Howard, 21, and Earl, 29, were doing farm labor.  Also still at home were Wallace, 19, Kenneth, 17, and Lawrence, 12.  Howard's two sisters had since married.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Howard, 31, was living alone at 110 So. Front Street, Pasco, Franklin, Washington.  He was a section laborer, working for the railroad.  He was renting his residence for $5. a month, had earned $300. the previous year, and had an eighth grade education.

On 17 Mar 1942, Howard enlisted in the United States Army in Spokane, Washington.  His residence was Franklin County, Washington.  He was described as being 64", 132lbs., single, without dependents, with a grammar school education, and in an unskilled transportation occupation.  He lost his leg while serving in World War II.  He was discharged on 14 Jun 1948.

Howard never married.  He drowned 11 Jun 1978 while working on a boat dock at his cabin at Lake Ashtabula, Barnes County, North Dakota.  His last residence was in Cooperstown.  He is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Eighth grade or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army                          for the State of} USA
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Accident, drowning
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Jun 2014
Date Created}  30 Jun 1993
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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