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Marcellus H. Pratt

PRATT, ISRAEL, TOWNSEND

Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator (email)
Date: 12/18/2004 at 06:19:39

Marcellus H. Pratt, contractor and builder, a pioneer of 1883, was born in Piscataquis county, Maine, January 17, 1836. In 1850, he moved with his parents to Waukon, Iowa, where he learned the carpenter trade, and went into business as a contractor and builder. He has the honor of being a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in the Twelfth Iowa, a part of the Sixteenth Army Corps, in 1863, and having served continuously till the close of the war. After being discharged he returned to Waukon, resumed his former occupation, and resided there until 1883, when he came to Spokane. He worked at his trade in this city continuously until 1894, then went into business as a dealer in cigars and confectionery. In 1899 he sold his store and again went to work as a contractor and builder, an occupation which he has ever since followed. Mr. Pratt is one of the substantial citizens of this city, and commands the respect and esteem of his wide circle of acquaintances. He was married February 17, 1859, to Miss Isabel Israel, a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, and they have three children, Clarence, now conductor on the G.N.R.R., Marcellus A., a telegraph operator in the Northwestern yards in Chicago, and Ella, wife of Arthur Townsend.

source: An illustrated history of Spokane County, State of Washington; Jonathan Edwards; 1900; pg. 318-319

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