Biography of Edward Pritchard
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Pritchard, Edward, one of the veteran defenders of his country's flag, was born in Butler December 13, 1836, second son of the late William and Lydia Pritchard. In 1861 he enlisted in Company H, 75th N. Y. State Volunteers, and was first under fire at the bombardment of Fort Pickens in Florida. Unable to endure the climate and privations of Santa Rosa Island, he was honorably discharged in 1863. Josephine Greenfleld, of Butler, to whom he was married in 1870, has three children: Elmer, who died March 20, 1893, at twenty one years of age, leaving a widow and one daughter, Sarah, wife of Ernest Knowlton of Butler, and Leland now eight years of age.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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