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Charles Pratt
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1830
Watertown
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 4, 1891
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Charles Pratt b. October 2, 1830 d. May 4, 1891, He was a United States capitalist, businessman and philanthropist.

Pratt was a pioneer of the U.S. petroleum industry, and established his kerosene refinery Astral Oil Works in Brooklyn, New York. Pratt's product later gave rise to the slogan, "The holy lamps of Tibet are primed with Astral Oil." He recruited Henry H. ROGERS into his business, forming Charles Pratt and Company in 1867, which became part of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil in 1874.

Pratt became an advocate of education, and founded and endowed the Pratt Institute which bears his name. He and his children built mansions in Glen Cove, NY in what would become the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. (Click on Mausoleum photo for more information.)

In 1854, Charles PRATT m. Lydia Ann RICHARDSON b. 1835 d.1861. They had two children:

1. Charles Millard PRATT b. 1855 d. 1913
2. Lydia Richardson PRATT b. 1857 d.1904 m. Frank Lusk BABBOTT

After her death, he married her sister in September 1863, Mary Helen RICHARDSON. They had six children:

1. Frederic B. PRATT b. 1865 d. 1945
2. Helen PRATT b. 1867 d. 1949
3. George Dupont PRATT b. 1869 d. 1935
4. Herbert L. PRATT b. 1871 d. 1945
5. John Teele PRATT b. 1873 d. 1927
6. Harold I. PRATT b. 1877 d. 1939 m. Harriett A. BARNES

Copied from was The True Democrat of Bayou Sara, Louisiana; publish date of September 12, 1896:

An Expensive Death Vault.

The heirs of the late Charles Pratt, a rich millionaire who died some time ago in Brooklyn, decided to build an expensive vault for the last resting place of his ashes. The vault will be constructed of the finest quality of marble and will be elaborate in design. It will cost $190,000, in addition to which the sum of $60,000 will be set aside for the proper care and maintenance of this handsome monumental structure. In furtherance of this plan agreed upon by the heirs a part of Mr. Platt's estate near Glen Cove, R. I., has been set aside as a private cemetery and there the vault will be erected.-Atlanta Constitution. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Lydia Ann Richardson Pratt (1834 - 1861)*
  Mary Helen Richardson Pratt (1840 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Lydia Richardson Pratt Babbott (1853 - 1904)*
  Charles Millard Pratt (1855 - 1935)*
  Frederic Bayley Pratt (1865 - 1945)*
  Helen Folsom Pratt Dane (1867 - 1949)*
  George Dupont Pratt (1868 - 1935)*
  Herbert Lee Pratt (1871 - 1945)*
  John Teele Pratt (1873 - 1927)*
  Harold Irving Pratt (1877 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pratt Cemetery
Lattingtown
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: May 17, 2008
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Charles Pratt
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Mr. Pratt has always been someone I've admired, for his outstanding business ethics, family values & generosity in furthering eduction. I think he would be pleased that most of the homes he built for his family are still standing & used in various ways,...(Read more)
- Lady Maguire
 Added: Jun. 7, 2015
Charles Pratt
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015

- L Hamilton
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
 
 
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