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Pratt, Henry T., 1836-1898



  • Existence: August 24, 1836 - February 1898


According to History Highlights: Bridgewater, Massachusetts A Commemorative Journal:

Henry T. Pratt, a song of Dr. Calvin Barton and Mary T. (Perkins) Pratt of Bridgewater was born in Hanover on August 24, 1836, and educated in the Bridgewater schools and the State Normal School (B.S.C.). He entered upon the occupation of a printer about the time of his marriage to Lucia Hooper. In 1876 Mr. Pratt began the publication of “Every Saturday,” a local newspaper which later became known as the “Bridgewater Independent.” For a number of years he conducted its columns editorially, until its transfer to Joseph Hooker. The special fitness of Mr. Pratt for the occupation of printer has always been shown in the excellence of the products of his office. The reprint in 1897 of “Mitchell’s History of Bridgewater” is one example. His home, still standing, and his shop were located on Library Place. He served as Town Clerk in Bridgewater from 1875 to 1878, and in 1893 he became a member of the Board of Auditors. For several years Mr. Pratt was the Clerk of the Unitarian Society, and he was Secretary of the Bridgewater Social Club from the time of its organization until his death in February 1898.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bridgewater Independent newspapers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-012

This collection contains printed issues of the Bridgewater Independent newspaper.

Dates: 1887-2020; Majority of material found within 1980-2020