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 Bela Lyon Pratt II

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Bela Lyon Pratt II

Birth
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 18 May 1917 (aged 49)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Salem, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 41957342 View Source
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Sculptor, designer of the Indian Head $5 and $10 gold coins put into circulation in 1918. One of his statues is a bronze sculpture of Nathan Hale on the Yale University Campus. Pratt was a graduate of the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1887 and the Ecole des Breaux-Arts in Paris France in 1889. He received honorary degrees from Yale University (BA Degree in 1899) and Harvard University (MA Degree in 1915) He also studied under Augustus Saint-Gaudens, another well-known designer of gold coins in the United States.

Married to Helen Lugarda Pray on Aug. 11, 1896 in Boston MA. To this union were born two sons; Dudley Pratt and Minot Whittlesey Pratt, and two daughters; Helen Malcolm Pratt and Elisabeth Morgan Pratt.

Pratt's mother is named Sarah Victoria, nee Whittlesey, who is a descendant of John and Ruth Whittlesey who settled in America in 1635 being associated with the Lord Say and Seal Company. The Whittlesey family are descendants of The Rt. Rev. +William Whittlesey, the 57th Lord Archbishop of Canterbury during part of the 14th Century.


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  • Created by: David
  • Added: 14 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41957342
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/41957342/bela-lyon-pratt : accessed ), memorial page for Bela Lyon Pratt II (11 Dec 1867–18 May 1917), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41957342, citing Mosswood Glen Cemetery, Salem, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by David (contributor 46852080) .