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Re: Alexander and Elizabeth (Wells) Pratt burial
Posted by: Jack Sheldon, Jr. (ID *****5395) Date: April 22, 2010 at 18:27:39
In Reply to: Re: Alexander and Elizabeth (Wells) Pratt burial by jeff hazeltine of 920

Hi Jeff:

While it may seem odd that there is an Alexander Pratt in Manistee County cemetery, you can contact the person on Find-a-grave who posted the memorial.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=pratt&GSiman=1&GScid=1993604&GRid=9506629&

There is a photograph there. Also, do you know if your Alexander was a veteran of the Civil War? The person who posted the memorial seems to be interested in this area of study.

I also agree, that it is odd that your Alexander Pratt is in Battle Creek in the 1920 US Federal Census living with his son Burl, and then dies and is buried the next year in Manistee... as you hold up your left hand and look at the back of your hand, Manistee is in the 'pinky' area. It may or may not be the same Alexander Pratt, but the dates are very coincidental.

While stranger things have happened, check out findagrave, and then also be sure to contact the Eaton County Genealogical Society and contact neighboring county genealogical groups. You're very close with the date of death and date of burial... so I'm curious to know with the date of burial why the place of burial is not available. In any case, Michigan counties are fairly small... that is there are over 80 of them. It is not uncommon for someone in Elsie (Clinton County) for example, to be burried in Ford Cemetery just a mile or so out of town and just across the county line into Gratiot.

Folks in Calhoun County and Eaton County also share the same relationship... as my dad's cousin living in Battle Creek was buried in Eaton County just outside of Olivet.

Best regards...

Jack


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