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Pratt, W. L., was born in Lowell, Mass., April 6, 1868, only son of Matthew C. and Hannah C. Pratt. In 1885 he graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, and moved to Ogdensburg, N. Y., entering the employ of the Shillings, Whitney & Barnes Lumber Co. He returned to Lowell in 1887, remaining till 1889, when he came to Adams and engaged in the lumber business. In 1889 he married Nancy G., daughter of Hon. William L. Proctor, of Ogdensburg, and they have three children: Pauline Howard, Proctor and Grace Lowell. Mr. Pratt is one of the conservative business men of his town, taking an intelligent in terest in school and church matters, and has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898