The Weekly Republican – Plymouth Ind, Thurs 12 Nov 1919
Pg 5 Col 1 – Mrs. Caroline Tratt (Pratt)
Argos. Nov 6.— The death of Mrs. Caroline Tratt occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Tomlinson of this place. Wednesday at 2:45. She was 54 years of age and leaves several children to mourn her departure. The body will be shipped Friday to Francisville, Ind., where funeral services will be conducted. Mrs. Pratt suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday Nov. 1
The Argos Reflectors Thurs Nov 13, 1919
Pg 1 Col 1: Mrs. Caroline Pratt
Caroline, the daughter of Zachariah and Matilda Trent, was born June the twelfth, eighteen hundred and forty-five, in Hancock County, Tennessee. Her demise occurred November fifth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, following a few days of acute illness. In the year of 1865 she was united in the relationships of holy marriage with Mr. W. M. Pratt, with whom the remainder of her life, up til his death on July 1st, 1917, was one long happy and harmonious experience. To this union God in his providence has entrusted the choice blessing of ten children, seven of whom are living and have now to sustain the loss of not only Father but Mother also. The living children are: Richard Pratt of Hammond, Indiana, Levi Pratt of Miami, Ind., Charles Pratt of Plymouth Ind., Dan Pratt of Hoyt, Colorado, and Ivan Pratt of Hoyt, Colorado, and two daughters, Mrs. Christina Johnson of Slbley, Illinois, and Mrs. Julia Tomlinson of Argos, Ind. The other three children, Thomas, Mavilla and Nanna, have gone on and wait the coming of the family into the life beyond this. Besides these immediate children there are twenty-nine grand children are living, and six grand children dead; there are also four great grand children.
In the young womanhood of Mrs. Pratt she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and made her confession of faith in God before the world. Throughout the remaining years until her death at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 23 days she has remained true to her confession and faith. Her present membership being with the Church of Christ at Francisville, Indiana, where the funeral proper and the interment was held Saturday at 11:30 o’clock, A.M.
Mrs. Pratt together with her husband were devout followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and throughout their lives they have experienced that the various stress and storm and vicissitudes of experience are sustained successfully by Him. Behind them is left their influences upon the trust God gave them in their large family until today ever child in their family has made his or her confession of faith in God and accepted the Christ as Lord in their life. This is argument sufficient to fix in the minds of men that the love and example of Christian parents pays.
Since the death of her husband Mrs. Pratt has made her home largely with her daughter Mrs. Julia Tomlinson, where her demise occured as above stated. November 5th 1919.
Thus has closed the earthly career of a loving mother, a faithful Christian, a devoted wife and a worthy citizen, against whom their is naught to mar.
We came to see our mother,
Expecting to meet her at the gate,
But alas, her smiling face we did
Not see, We were too late.
The angels had carried her
Where we hope to meet her by and by.
To the realms on high,
God has taken her with his own free will,
Where all is calm and peaceful and still.
She was the dearest friend we ever knew,
She was always kind and peaceful and true.
Had many a sorrow, fought many a strife.
So why, dear brothers and sisters,
Should we mourn her loss.
She is free from the cold and the biting frost.
And if we walk in the light and have no fear,
We are sure to meet our mother there.
David Pratt, a son.
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