Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Warren B. and Thyra (Ottosen) Pratt, 9 North 49 West



In 1900 York County, Nebraska, Warren, born June 1890 in Illinois, is with Joseph 37, Elvina 32, Elvia 17, Elise 8, William 3, and Florence 1.
1905 Wray, Colorado "Warren Pratt, a real estate man from Kearney, Nebraska, arrived yesterday and has gone out with a gentleman and wife from Nebraska, who are looking over the Rosenkrans ranch with a view to purchasing."
One tree said that Warren and Thyra Ottosen married August 1, 1914 in Sidney, Nebraska.

Warren registered for WWI with an address of Fleming, Colorado, farming, working at Proctor, Colorado, born June 30, 1890 at Stetor, Illinois.
Warren proved up 330 acres in 6, 9N 49W in 1919.
Warren stock-claimed 330 acres in 6, 9N 49W in 1919.


In 1920 Logan County, Kelly precinct, Warren is a farm laborer, with Phyra, both 30 born in Illinois. Ward is 2, Ellen 1, both born in Colorado. They have a boarder, nurse Agnes M. "Attsen" 26 born in Illinois. (In 1900 Lee County, Illinois, Agnes and "Tyra" 'are sisters, but the ages are fdifferent - wonder if they didn't want to say that Thyra was older than her husband....))
Agnes was a nurse in Clinton, Iowa in 1915, single.
In 1918, nurses assigned To U. S. Army Base Hospital, Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois, included Agnes M. Ottosen.


In 1930 Logan County, Warren is a wholesale grocer, 40, "Thyra" 44, Lucile 11, Joseph 9, and Mary Alice 5.
One tree says Thrya died in 1930 in Colorado - daughter of John Ottosen buried in Illinois.
Lucille Pratt married David E. Flatt on June 28, 1935, recorded in Phillips County.

In 1940 Kootenai, Idaho, Warren is farming, widowed, with Joe W. 19, Mary A. 15, and niece Alice Woodruff 27, all three kids born in Colorado.
Warren registered for WWI in Coeur d'Alene, born June 30, 1890 at Streeter, Illinois, farming.
Findagrave # 69458690 has him buried in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


Mary A. (Pratt) Neil, 89, of Cocolalla, Idaho, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Sunset Chapel at Fairmont Memorial Park in Spokane, Wash., with Caleb Wood officiating. A viewing and reception time will begin at the chapel on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services. There will also be a viewing at Coffelt Funeral Chapel on Friday from 3-5 p.m. Interment will follow in Fairmont Memorial Park.
Mary was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Proctor, Colo., the daughter of Warren and Thyra Pratt. At the age of 10 she moved with her family to Athol, Idaho, where she completed her schooling. She married William John Neil at 16 years of age on Aug. 2, 1941. They lived in Spokane for many years before moving to Cocolalla in 1980 after their retirement.
She worked for the Armour Company for 24 years and later at Keytronics until she retired. Mary enjoyed working in her flower garden, all kinds of dancing especially square dancing, bowling, working crossword puzzles, found pleasure in playing cards, and spending time at the senior citizens center. She and William thoroughly enjoyed traveling, often including the whole family on their many excursions.
She is survived by three children, Jim Neil of Spokane, Ken (Jan) Neil of Whidby Island, Wash., and Kathy (Anders) Raiha of Sandpoint; her grandchildren, Shantel Ruiz, Beau Neil, Sam Neil, Kurt Neil, Chelsey McQuoid, Jake Neil, Julia Neil and Andrew Raiha; her great-grandchildren, Marin and Rylie Ruiz, Colton SonSalla, Austin and Dylan Neil, Kurshell and Kyle Neil, and Jaden and Connor Bakeberg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Neil; a son, Rennie Neil; and by three siblings, Ward (Doris), Joe (Marge), and her sister Lou. ------------------------------------------
May 5, 1997
Service for Joseph O. Pratt, 76, will be held today at 11 a.m. at Coffelt’s Moon Chapel. Burial will follow at the Pinecrest Memorial Park. Mr. Pratt, who was born in Iliff, Colo., died Thursday.
He attended schools in Colorado, later moving to Athol, Idaho, where he graduated from high school. He lived in Kellogg and worked for Bunker Hill as a pipefitter and timberman. Mr. Pratt moved to Alaska in 1951, where he worked on commercial heating projects. He retired in 1979 and made his home in Sandpoint.
Survivors include his wife, Margery; two sons, Mark Pratt of Anchorage, Alaska, and Gregory Pratt of Spokane; a daughter, Laurel Wagers of Sandpoint; two sisters, Mary Neil of Cocolalla, Idaho, and Lucille Derrick of Priest River, Idaho; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.
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Ellen Lucile Derrick, 93, passed away on Sept. 9, 2012 at Hearthstone Village in Kootenai, Idaho. Private family service will be held at later date.
Ellen was born on Nov. 29, 1918 in Sterling, Colo., to Warren and Thyra (Ottosen) Pratt. She grew up and attended schools in Procter, Colo. Her family moved to Athol, Idaho in 1935 and she went to work at Anselmo’s Ranch.
She married Carol White on Aug. 22, 1938 in Sandpoint. They made their home in Priest River, where they farmed and raised two daughters. Carol died in a logging accident on July 11, 1951. Ellen then moved to Spokane, Wash.
She married Lloyd Derrick on July 18, 1964 and they made their home in Priest River. Lloyd passed away on Dec. 28, 1979.
Ellen enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Center in Priest River; she also enjoyed quilting, crafts, crocheting, knitting as well as reading and doing puzzles.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Don) Coombes of Libby, Mont., and Mary (Douglas) Buchanan of Sandpoint, Idaho; seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; sister Mary Neil of Cocolalla, Idaho and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two brothers Ward Pratt and Joe Pratt.

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"Doris Faye MORRIS (daughter of Charles Luther MORRIS and Chessie M. ROPER) was born August 20, 1930 in , , MO, and died May 18, 1998 in Kellogg, Shoshone, ID.She married Ward Warren PRATT on September 05, 1950 in Missoula, Missoula, MT, son of Warren B. PRATT and Thyra OTTOSEN. "

Ward Pratt's daughter Jacklyn Marie Pratt married Daniel Paul Reeves in 1973 in Clarkston, Washington.

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Mads Ottosen, age eleven months, arrived in New York in 1883, with mother Karen Ottosen 31, a wife, Ande 4, and Jens 2.

Peter Ottosen registered for WWI with an address of Proctor, Colorado, born Oct 17, 1881, citizen by father's naturalization, farming, with Lizzie.
One tree says Lizzie's parents were Ludwig George Harrach 1856-1940 buried in Sterling, with wife Anna Harrach 1867-1941.

In 1930 Logan County, Peter Ottosen is farming, 48, born in Denmark, Elizabeth 39 Nebraska, married sixteen years, have Clarence 13, Ruby 11, Roy 9, Marjorie 8, Edwin 6, Maxine 4, and Dorothy 2, all kids born in Colorado.
In 1940 Logan County, they have Clarence 23, Roy 19, Marjorie 17, Edwin 16, Maxine 14, Dorothy 12, Thyra 8, and Willie 6.

Peter 1881-1942 # 57747226 and Elizabeth L. Ottosen 1891-1980 are buried in Sterling, # 55450818.
Clarence 1917-1999 # 46960656 and Mable M. (Workman) Ottosen 1916-1982 are buried in Sterling.
Roy Dale Ottosen 1920-2006 is buried in Sterling # 47227789.

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Halsey Woodruff, age 21, married Sallie Kingrey, age 17, in Sedgwick, Colorado June 20, 1905. Minister J.H. Adams of Sedgwick performed the ceremony.

In 1910 Logan County, Halsie P. Woodruff is 27, Illnois, married four years to Salla A. 22, Virginia. Clementine is 2, Eldora eight months.

In 1920 Logan County, Halsie P. Woodruff is farming, 36, Illinois, Sally 31 Virginia, Clemmie 12, Eldora 10, Alice 7, John 3, and Agnes nine months, all kids born in Colorado.
In 1930 Washington County, Colorado, they have Clementine 22, Eldora 20, Alice 17, John 13, Agnes 10, Pearl 9, and Helen 6.
Alice Woodruff married F.W. Conway June 20, 1931, recorded in Logan County.
In 1940 Washington County, Colorado they have Clementine 32, Agnes P. 20, and Helen E. 16.
Halsie Pratt Woodruff 1883-1971 is buried in Akron, Colorado # 74855640, with Sallie Ann (Kingry( Woodruff 1888-1961.

Frank Pratt cash-claimed a quarter in 8, 7N 49W in 1891.

Frank Pratt proved up a quarter in 33 and 34, 8N 51W in 1912.
Orrin Pratt cash-claimed a quarter in 27, 8N 53W in 1890.

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