Biography of George L. Pratt
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Pratt, George L., was born in Orleans county June 29, 1830. He was educated at Yates Academy and began teaching at the age of sixteen. After he gave up teaching he assisted his father, who was a farmer, and also engaged in the selling of plows and lightning rods. Ho was subsequently engaged in the foundry business at Wilson, N. Y. From 1860 to 1864 he traveled as a repairer of clocks, From 1864 to 1876 his principal business was life and fire insurance for stock companies. In 1876 he organized the Orleans and Niagara Mutual Fire Insurance Company, also the Dwelling House Mutual Fire Insurance Company in 1880. He also built a wine cellar in 1869 and carried on the wine business successfully until it was destroyed by fire August 2, 1887, and was a total loss. In 1851 he married Frances A. Bonta, and they have two children, Mrs. F. H. Britt and Gertrude C. Pratt. In June, 1894, he contracted to take charge of the Shaker vineyards wine cellar at Wickliffe. Ohio, as superintendent.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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