Biography of Samuel F. Pratt


Pratt, Samuel F., Alden, p. o. West Alden, was born in Buffalo, June 19, 1857, and is a son of Pascal P. Pratt, one of the foremost citizens and bankers in Buffalo or the State. Samuel F. spent his early life in the city, where he obtained a liberal education. It was while a student in the Buffalo schools that he gained a knowledge of the trade which he is now turning to account. He was accustomed to spend his odd hours when out of school in the printing offices in Buffalo, and thereby became possessed of a considerable knowledge of the printing art. Some years later when be decided to make his home with Mr. Charles Eels at West Alden, he again took up the printing business, more as a pastime at first, but finally developed the small beginning into a suceessful printing establishment. He began this in 1884, and now his plant contains many modern improvements in printing material, and his business comes from different points throughout the State. The business is now carried on in a comfortable building near the post-office. Mr. Pratt recently added to his equipment the Black-on-white methods of making plates and the Simplex method of stereotyping, thus facilitating greatly the progress of the work. He does an extensive business in the printing of railroad stationery.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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