STOUGHTON'S INTERESTING FAMILY OF 1903
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pratt of that Town Have 12 Living Children
George William Pratt of Stoughton is the father of 12 children, and glad to have such a large family. He is a lineal descendant of Phineas Pratt, who came to Plymouth from England at a time when large families were in vogue. That was in 1623. He was born in Chelsea 60 years ago, went to the front in the Civil War with H company, 43rd Mass. infantry, and removed to Stoughton in 1878.
Mr. Pratt is adjutant of Theodore Winthrop Post 35, G.A.R., of Chelsea. He is chairman of the Board of Selectmen of Stoughotn and for the past 13 years has had charge of the property his father left him in Chelsea, where his mover, aged 89, still lives.
In May 1868, Mr. Pratt married Clara Isabelle Pierce of West Townsend. Their children are:
Ida Belle Pratt, born May 4, 1869.
Eugene Forrest Pratt, born October 19, 1871; married Etta A. Parker July 5, 1898.
Walter George Pratt, born September 7, 1873; died February 1965. He married Emma A. Lowe April 29, 1896.
Albert William Pratt, born May 5, 1876.
Florence Amelia Pratt, born May 6, 1877; married to Frederic M. Oxton Jan. 5, 1898.
Oscar Everett Pratt, born March 3, 1881
Ethel Alice Pratt, born July 19, 1883
Mabel Gertrude Pratt, born December 10, 1885.
Cora Lillian Pratt, born June 6, 1887.
Stella May Pratt, born August 23, 1888.
Harold Lester Pratt, born June 29, 1890; died at Stoughton, Mass. July 27, 1975.
Grace Marion Pratt, born August 27, 1894; died at Stoughton, Mass. January 21, 1992. She married Mr. Sprague.
[Source: The Boston Globe, 19 March 1903, p. 4; and the Social Security Death Index]
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