Farmer, Roseville Township (postoffice, Roseville); is one of the best known of the younger citizens of the county here considered and has achieved a commendable success in his chosen life work.

Born in Roseville Township, June 8, 1866, he is a son of Henry and Roxie (Carmer) Pratt and a grandson of Garrison Pratt. His father, who was born at New Hudson, Allegany County, N.Y., settled near Roseville in 1853, and prospered there as a farmer nearly half a century, dying in 1901; the mother died December 20, 1900.

Edmund Pratt, who was educated in the common schools and early acquired a practical knowledge of farming, has, during most of his active life, been a tiller of the soil, though for a time he was employed at Monmouth in work of a different character. Politically he is a Democrat and, though neither an office seeker nor a practical politician, he takes such an in­ terest in public affairs as becomes a patriotic citizen who looks to the welfare, progress and prosperity of the people among whom he lives. He was married, at Sunbeam, Mercer County, to Mary Kinney, who has borne him two children, named Garry Guy and Ethel Marie.


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