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John Albert Prather
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1875
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1965
Alamogordo
Otero County
New Mexico, USA

John Albert Prather was born November 21, 1875, in Van Zant, County Texas.

He married Rose S. Goodwine in Penasco, Ortero Co., New Mexico

John became known when he refused to allow the government to take his Ranch for part of the McGregor Missle Range.

John lived few months past his ninetieth birthday passed away not at his ranch as he had wished but at the home of Mrs. Daisy Speers at Boles Acres, six miles south of Alamogordo, New Mexico

John is buried next to his wife on the Prather Ranch.

John had two additional children, D.Y., Lena and Jimmy.

John was buried February, 14, 1965, Under Pecan Tree, on his Ranch, at Head Quarters.
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The following was contributed by Doris Collins:

FATHER: JOHN ELLIS PRATHER

B: FEB.15, 1845 ALABAMA
M: FEB. 18, 1868
D: 1922 ALAMAGORDO, N.M.

MOTHER: MALISSA BROWNING

B: 1850 MISSISSIPPI

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ellis Prather (1840 - 1923)
  Malissa Ann Browning Prather (1850 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Rose S Goodwine Thomas (1884 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Ellis Prather (1899 - 1976)*
  Commie Catherine Prather Gaba (1910 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Lee Browning (1869 - 1950)*
  John Albert Prather (1875 - 1965)
  Margaret Alice Prather Cox (1878 - 1905)*
  Owen Winfred Prather (1882 - 1962)*
  Jossie E. Prather (1883 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prather Ranch
Alamogordo
Otero County
New Mexico, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99691650
 


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