Biography of Seneca L. Pratt
Yates County, NY Biographies





Pratt, Seneca L., son of H. D., was born in Milo, January 12, 1852, was educated at the public schools of Penn Yan, and married Guertha Wolcott, daughter of George W., September 27, 1882. He has two children, Carrie and Florence. In 1873 he entered his father's shoe store as clerk, continuing as such for three years, when he was taken into partnership, the firm becoming H. D. Pratt & Son. In 1884 he sold shoe business and bought interest in flour mill and commission business, firm being Andrews, Pratt & Co., and in 1883 firm changed to Russell, Fox & Co., he continuing with same until 1887. A Year later he commenced the manufacture of grape baskets, and in 1891 he built a large factory at the foot of Monnell street, which was burned August 25, 1891, and rebuilt within thirty days of fire, being the largest and best equipped factory anywhere in this section.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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