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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
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, 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
BURIED AT TOBIAS
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 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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