PRITCHETT, WILLIAM THOMAS - Pike County, Missouri | WILLIAM THOMAS PRITCHETT - Missouri Gravestone Photos

William Thomas PRITCHETT

Fairview (Frankford) Cemetery
Pike County,
Missouri

William
Mar. 26, 1838
Mar. 1, 1911
Parents: Gabriel Pritchett, Elizabeth Waddell

Martha
Aug. 6, 1831
Jun. 6, 1915
Parents: Rev John M Johnson, Sally Kelly
A strong character was William Pritchett, and a remarkable man in many respects. He came to manhood with but little knowledge of books and literally made himself as a result of the experiences he passed through. He was a mountain of energy and a splendid example of honorable ambition. He planned a successful career in breeding blooded cattle and was one of the first importers of Shorthorns in this section of the country. In this industry he made a name which reached out into the country. In this industry he made a name which reached out into the cattle
market of the middle west, and he added to its lustre with each annual sale in its increased importance. He was a broadcast advertiser of his events and his dates came to be treated as a holiday around Frankford. He was active in politics at one time, and was elected by the Democratic party to the office of county collector two terms. He was not a member of any church, but he practiced the more substantial forms of Christianity, and his aid reached those persons and objects most deserving of material
support. He gave the ground for the site of the Baptist church of
Frankford and the other denominations felt the substantial uplift of his liberal hand.

William Pritchett married Miss Martha O. Johnson, a daughter of Rev. M. Johnson who was a pioneer and a noted local preacher of frontier times here. . . "

Source: A History of Northeast Missouri, Vol 3; pages 1616
-1617; Edited by Walter Williams, Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago & New York, 1913

Mrs. Martha Pritchett was born in Pike county in July, 1830. She has led a life of exceeding industry and was the faithul companion of her husband for many years. She has had the good fortune to retain that condition of health and spirits which permitted her to ever respond to the call of duty, and on her eightieth birthday she prepared dinner for seven harvest hands,
besides performing the regular routine of her home work. She united in early life with the church, and it was she who gave the religious training to the large family of sons and daughters who went from her home with the passing years. The children born to her and her husband were: Charles E. and Orion R., both prominent citizens of Frankford, the latter being the mayor of the town; Mary became the wife of W. E. Allison of Kirksville,
Missouri; Sallie Ollie died at Columbia, Missouri as the wife of W. J. Hetzler; Laura died in childhood; John William passed away in 1901; Leo and Ole were twin brothers;the former is a resident of Frankford and the latter died in childhood; Claude P. of this review and Myrtle who married H.L. Caverly of Frankford.

Source: A History of Northeast Missouri, Vol 3; page 1618; Edited by Walter Williams, Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago & New York, 1913

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Submitted: 1/29/16 • Approved: 3/24/16 • Last Updated: 4/16/18 • R785359-G785359-S3

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