|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1817|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1908|
Fond du Lac County
Amasa Bigelow Pratt was born at Skowhegan, Maine, on March 27, 1817 and died at his late residence in Ripon on last Saturday, December 6, at the great age of nearly ninety-two years. His early life was spent in Maine where he received the training pecuiliar to the old New England life and education. He learned the carpenter's trade and was always known as a skillful mechanic, though he did not work at the trade during his mature life. He came to Ripon in 1857 and for a year lived on a farm. In 1852 he became engaged in the lumber business and this with building was the chief work of his active life. He built the Pratt block and several dwellings, all of which showed the skill of a thorough mechanic and the planning of a competent architect.
Mr. Pratt was thrice married, and of the second marriage there were born five children, two of whom, Lyman and Charles, survive.
Mr. Pratt belonged to a robust New England stock, and his physical frame suggested a long line of men temperate in habits and correct in morals and life. He at an early age imbibed the principles and took on the education peculiar to our best American civilization, and from youth to age he never swerved from the instruction and influence that surrounded his childhood. He was always on the side of true reform, and he was particuilarly zealous in promoting the great cause of temperance in intoxicating drink. He was not a member of any church, but he believed in the churches as promoters of all good, and he contributed liberally for the building of houses of worship and for the sustaining of the ministry of the Word. He had intellectual doubts concering many things believed by Christians, but he never was a bitter opponent of religion, and he encouraged his family in all their wishes for Christian work and worship. The funeral was from the residence on Tuesday afternoon.
James Pratt (____ - 1855)
Polly B. Pratt (____ - 1834)
Lydia King Pratt (1821 - 1894)
Amanda Bishop Pratt (1834 - 1905)
Gardner C Pratt (1853 - 1906)*
Lyman Amasa Pratt (1855 - 1936)*
Edwin K Pratt (1858 - 1862)*
Charles Lincoln Pratt (1862 - 1933)*
Meda Frances Pratt Adkins (1864 - 1899)*
Mary Almeda Pratt (____ - 1846)*
Amasa Bigelow Pratt (1817 - 1908)
Fond du Lac County
Created by: Kathie
Record added: Aug 08, 2007
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