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(See Downing, Ghigau and Hildebrand)—Henry Laurens Dawes, son of Henry Sheridan and Mattie Celeste (Thompson) Prater, born February 25, 1900. Married December 30, 191) Martha, daughter of John and Bettie (Lucas) Ham, born April 27, 1900. They are the parents of William Eugene Prater, born April 23, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Prater are farming near Adam. Clara, daughter of Thomas Lewis and Amelia (Alberty) Rider married David George Thompson and they were the parents of Mattie Celeste (Thompson) Prater. Jennie, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Potts) Hildebrand married William Lucas and they were the parents of Bettie (Lucas) Ham.
(See Downing and Ghigau)—David George Prater, born August 10, 1889. Married December 18, 1907 Clennie B., daughter of Thomas and Susan C. Jackson, born in 1890 in Carroll County, Arkansas. They are the parents of: Leland Stanford, born March 7, 1909; George Sheridan, born April 18, 1911; Guy Thomas, born February 1, 1913; William Granville, born February 4, 1915; Beatrice, born October 2, 1917 and Celeste Prater born February 6, 1920. Mr. Prater is a farmer near Adair. He is an Odd Fellow and Ancient Order of United Workman. Mrs. Prater belongs to the Rebeccas. Moses Alberty, born April 18,
See Downing and Ghigau) Martha Celeste Thompson, born March 16, 1868. Married February 1, 1887, Henry Sheridan, son of Thomas D. and Mary Elizabeth Prater, born June 13, 1866 in Camden County, Tennessee. They are the parents of David George, born August 10, 1891, and married Nancy May Youngblood, born in March 1895, and their three children are John F., born September 8, 1911, Benjamin Hester Prater, born March 28, 1913, and Pansy May Prater, born May 16, 1915 ; Mary Caroline Prater, born September 30, 1896, married September 23, 1915, Guy P. Holmes. She died November 26, 1918, and
Mrs. Martha Prater, 87, valley pioneer, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Wangeman, on North Walnut Street, at 11 o’clock yesterday morning [March 11, 1934]. Mrs. Prater suffered a paralytic stroke Thursday evening and her condition gradually grew worse until her death. Conscious almost to the end, she seemed cheerful and talked to relatives present. Her last words were “All is well.” Mrs. Prater had been in unusually good health for her age and only last Monday evening visited Mr. and Mrs. Austin Mires to extend greetings on their 50th wedding anniversary. A few days later
An illness of three weeks with heart disease brought death early this morning [August 5, 1937] to Felix G. Prater, 58-year-old, well-known farmer, at his home on the West Side. Mr. Prater was born on October 23, 1878, on the West Side, on a farm near that on which he lived for most of his adult life and resided there and in Ellensburg throughout his life. For a short time he operated an automobile agency in Ellensburg. He was married to Miss Alice Harrell on August 10, 1904. He is survived by his widow; a son, Dorsey Prater of Ellensburg;
C. C. Prater, 57, life-long Kittitas Valley resident and prominent Westside farmer, died here last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Minnie Wangeman, after an illness of 10 weeks. The son of pioneer valley settlers, he was born on the family farm on the Westside on December 15, 1881. He was married here to Miss Velma Weaver on November 14, 1906. From his youth he took an active part in the activities of the community. Among the many responsibilities which he held at the time of his death were: Community Committeeman of the Kittitas County Conservation Association; Director
Wendell W. Prater, 74, of Ellensburg, died Thursday at his home following an extended illness. He was born March 11, 1913, at the family home near Ellensburg on land he has continued to farm throughout his life. He was the oldest of the three children of Cordy and Velma Ann (Weaver) Prater. Prater was graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1930 and from Washington State College in 1936 with a degree in agricultural engineering. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellensburg, a lay member of the First Methodist Church Conference and was a member of
Norma Prater, 91, former Hanson Road resident, died Wednesday [February 14, 1979] at a local nursing home. She was born June 28, 1887, in Leadville, Colo. She was awarded a scholarship in the field of medicine, science or law to the University of Colorado at Denver, but was unable to accept the scholarship and went into teaching for several years prior to her marriage. She came to Ellensburg in 1908 from Colorado, and she and Jess Prater were married in Ellensburg on Feb. 14, 1915. They farmed on the west side, retiring in 1951, but continued to live there until
Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of government