YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS
George F. Pratt, Blacksmith
by David K. Leff
Town Poet Laureate & Deputy Town Historian
A long-time resident of Canton Center, George F. Pratt (1840-1910) worked there as a blacksmith and wagon maker. He bought the Allen property near the corner of Dyer Avenue and Allen Place and was in the process of moving in when he was stricken with bronchitis and died in about a week. He was married, but had no children.
Prayers were said for Pratt at the home of a friend with a funeral at the Canton Center Congregational Church, Reverend C. H. Stevens officiating.
George F. Pratt is buried in the Canton Center Cemetery.
“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past. Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.