Biography of David M. Pratt
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Pratt, David M., son of Daniel R., born in Elmira, May 10, 1861, was educated in the graded and high schools and in the Williston Seminary in Massachusetts. where he prepared for college. In 1880 he entered the Sheffield Scientific Department of Yale College and graduated therefrom in 1883. He then engaged as messenger and book keeper in the Second National Bank of Elmira, which positions he held until January 1, 1887, when he was promoted cashier, which place he still holds. On December 8, 1886, Mr. Pratt married Madaline, daughter of John H. Woodward, of Portland, Ore., by whom he has two children, Daniel W., born July 9, 1890, and Madaline, born August 4, 1891. Daniel R. Pratt was born in 1837 in Havana, Schuyler County, N. Y. He married Isabella, daughter of Rev. David Murdoch, in 1860, and they had five children: David M.; Daniel T., born December 14, 1862; Walter G., born August 14, 1869, died at the age of five years; Harriet D., born May 11, 1871; and a daughter who died in infancy. He married, second, Kate, sister of his first wife, by whom he had one son, James B., born June 24, 1876.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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