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Ruby Clara (Weigel) Pratt

Born - Thursday, December 5, 1895

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Married - Tuesday, June 20, 1916

Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska

Died - Friday, December 8, 1978

Saint Joseph, Andrew County, Missouri

Buried - Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska




Married in


Charlie Pratt went to Hanover, Kansas, last Saturday, and on Tuesday was married to Miss Ruby Weigel

of that place.

They came to Tobias Wednesday, and will make their home here. Mr. Pratt being employed in the

Malone Steele Company lumber yard.

Charlie Pratt is a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Pratt of Tobias, and grew to manhood here. For several years

he was a conductor on the St. J. & G. I Railroad

between Grand Island and Hanover, but sometime

ago gave up this work to enter the lumber yard business. Charlie numbers everyone here among his friends and they will all join with the Express in extending congratulations and wishes for their future

 happiness and success.

The Tobias Express


June 23, 1916

(Marriage Recorded in Fairbury, Nebraska)




Husband - Charles Pratt

Born - Wednesday, July 17, 1889

Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska

Residence - Wednesday, June 6, 1900

Olive, Saline County, Nebraska

Died - Tuesday, July 17, 1945

Seneca Hospital

Seneca, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Thursday, July 19, 1945

Tobias - Saline County, Nebraska

Father - F. William Pratt

Born -October 1861 -Aston, Warwickshire, England

Married - 1883  Immigrated -1889

Mother - Lucy Pratt

Born -October 1861 - England





Charles Pratt, for 35 years a conductor on the St. Joseph and Grand Island branch of the Union Pacific railroad, who died of a heart attack, at 2:00 p. m. July 17, at the Seneca Hospital, following an illness of three hours was laid to rest at Tobias, Nebraska, last Thursday, July 19, funeral services being conducted by the Rev. William Becker.

Casket bearers were Engineers J. B. Adelseck, E. R. Kersting, Conductors Jesse A. Mann, F. C. Bonham, C. I. McGee and H. Porter. Other railroad men who attended the funeral were: Frank Newmann, Otis George, Frank Redenour, Chas. Imming, Joe Gorin, Frank McCraky and F. L. Ford. Relatives who were in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weigel of Hanover, parents of Mrs. Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Dammann and daughters Melba and Fawn of Washington, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mikkelsen, Mrs. Glen Woods and Frank Hoyt of Fairfield, Nebraska.

The large host of friends and many beautiful floral offerings were evidence of the high esteem in which he was held.

Mr. Pratt was born at Tobias, Saline county, Nebraska,

July 17, 1889 and died on his 56th birthday.

On June 20, 1916, he was married to Miss Ruby Weigel of

Hanover, Kansas. They lived at various places between St. Joseph

and Grand Island until four years ago, when they established their residence at 3211 Penn St., St. Joseph, Missouri,

 where his wife still resides.

He had a genial disposition, was a success in his long railroad career, enjoyed a wide acquaintance along the St. J and G. I. Line.

Much loved by his fellow workmen, he was also a great friend of children, easily becoming attached to them and they to him.

Besides his wife, Ruby, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.

F. W. Pratt of Tobias, Nebraska; five brothers and one sister

all living in Nebraska; Albert and Sidney of Tobias; George of Friend; Ernest of Hickman; Fred of Ellenwood and Mrs. Elsie McCaughey of Crete; also four nieces and three nephews.

One sister and one brother preceded him in death.

His wife, who has the sympathy of all their acquaintances, expects to return to her home at St. Joseph, Tuesday, July 24th, accompanied by her niece, Miss Fawn Dammann.



Charles Pratt


Charles Pratt of St Joseph, Missouri passed away in a hospital at Seneca, Kansas, July 17, 1945 at the age of 56 years.

Death was due to a heart attack.

He was born July 17, 1889 at Tobias, Nebraska where he grew to manhood. In 1910 he took a position with the St. Joseph and

 Grand Island Railroad and has worked on that line

since that time as a conductor.

On June 20, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Ruby Weigel

of Hanover, Kansas. For number of years they made their home in Hastings, Nebraska, until 4 years ago when they moved to

 St. Joseph, Missouri.

He had a large circle of friends and was loved for his kind

 disposition and generosity. He was especially fond of children and

was loved by them. He was held in high esteem by his fellow workers.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Pratt of St. Joseph, Missouri, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Pratt of Tobias, Nebraska,

one sister, Mrs. Elsie McCaughey of Crete, Nebraska,

 five brothers, Albert and Sidney of Tobias, Nebraska, George of Friend, Nebraska, Ernest of Hickman, Nebraska,

and Fred of Elmwood, Nebraska.

His sister, Alice and brother, Dennis preceded him in death.

He is also survived by his nieces, nephews and a host of

other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at Tobias, Nebraska, July 19, 1945

at Community church with Rev. William Becker of Friend, Nebraska, officiating. Special hymns were sung by Mrs. Mumau and Daisy Bucher, accompanied at the piano by Miss Vernita Vorce.

 Interment was in the Tobias cemetery.

St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad conductors and engineers

for Hanover and Marysville, Kansas, St. Joseph, Missouri

 and Hastings, Nebraska acted as pallbearers.

The Tobias Express


 July 27, 1945




Sister - Minnie Margaret (Weigel) Taft

Born - June 26, 1893

Sister - Augusta Muller (Twin)

Born - June 26, 1893

Died - June 26, 1893


Brother - August Weigel

Born - September 1898- Nebraska

Died - 1904 - Nebraska


Sister - Emma Mathilda (Weigel) Damman

Born - May 1,1901


Brother - Herbert Ludwig Weigel

Born - March 8, 1905


Sister - Esther Weigel

Born - November 1911

Died - November 1911

Buried - Burr, Nebraska



Born - May 25. 1913

Died - May 25. 1913


Sister - Lillian Louise (Weigel) Dowen

Born - September 10, 1914



Father - Jacob Weigel

Mother - Anna Marie (Muller) Weigel




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