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Joseph Pratt
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1847
Birmingham
Warwickshire, England
Death: Oct. 11, 1930
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA

Civil War Veteran
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Joseph Pratt was born in England, son of Thomas and Betsey Pratt; brother of Sarah, Wallen, and Neomiah. He married Sarah Elizabeth Bartlett on September 10, 1873 at Macon Twp.,Bureau Co., Illinois.
They were the parents of: Bertha J., Jessie N., Thomas R., Rose B., Albert L., Lillian E., and Etta M.
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U. S. Civil War Record:
Resided at Macon, Illinois
17 years old
Enlisted February 17, 1865 as a Private in Company H, Illinois 151st Infantry Regiment
Mustered out on January 24, 1866 at Columbus, Georgia
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Joseph Pratt came to America as a youth, settling in Branley, Bureau County, Illinois with his family. After serving in the Civil War, he moved to Lorhville, Calhoun County, Iowa in 1878. He was a farmer, hardware and implement dealer, and a grain dealer; living at Boone, Luther, and Minburn. He moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1918 when he retired from business.
He was very interested in the work of the Grand Army of the Republic for many years. He was a member of the Fort Donelson Post No. 236, at Fort Dodge, Iowa for over ten years; he served as Post Commander there for five years. He was a member of the Webster County Soldiers Relief Commission, working to provide aid for his fellow comrades.
In June 1929, at the 55th Annual Encampment of the Iowa Department, held at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Joseph Pratt was named Senior Vice Commander. When Department Commander John K. Ewing died in April, 1930, Joseph succeeded to that office, serving to June, 1930. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Bartlett Pratt (1853 - 1944)
 
 Children:
  Bertha Josephine Pratt Abney (1874 - 1944)*
  Etta M. Pratt (1888 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Fort Dodge
Webster County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Phyllis Higgins
Originally Created by: Alan Dorothy
Record added: Nov 04, 2010
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Joseph Pratt
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 Added: Nov. 16, 2012
 
 
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