Katharine Pratt Horton

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Katharine Lorenz Pratt Horton
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Born Katharine Lorenz Pratt
September 5, 1847
Buffalo, New York
Died August 28, 1931(1931-08-28) (aged 83)
Buffalo, New York
Nationality American
Known for President
City Federation of Women's Clubs in Buffalo, New York.
Leader
Daughters of the American Revolution

Katharine Lorenz Pratt Horton (1848 - August 28, 1931) was the President of the City Federation of Women's Clubs in Buffalo, New York, and regent of the Buffalo, New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1901 to 1930.[1][1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

She was born in 1848 as Katharine Lorenz Pratt to Pascal Paoli Pratt and Phoebe Lorenz. She later married John Miller Horton (1840-1902).[4] She was president of the City Federation of Women's Clubs; and regent of the Buffalo, New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1901 to 1930. She twice ran unsuccessfully for President General of the National Daughters of the American Revolution and the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Daughters of 1812.[2][1]

She died in 1931 in Buffalo, New York.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Katharine Pratt Horton". Katharine Pratt Horton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Retrieved 2009-08-23. Born in Buffalo in 1848, Katharine was the daughter of Pascal Paoli Pratt and Phoebe Lorenz Pratt. She was a descendant of John Pratt who came from England to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1632. Her grandfather founded Pratt & Letchworth Manufacturing Company and the Manufacturers & Traders Bank. ... Katharine was Regent of this DAR chapter from 1901 to 1930, and twice ran unsuccessfully for President General of the National Society 
  2. ^ a b History of woman suffrage. 
  3. ^ "Final Ballot Yields 600 Votes for New York Candidate to 449 for Mrs. Horton." (PDF). New York Times. April 19, 1913. Retrieved 2009-08-23. Mrs. William Cumming Story of New York City was elected President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution this afternoon on the third ballot after a turbulent and prolonged contest. The vote was 600 for Mrs. Story to 449 for Mrs. John Miller Horton, the administration candidate. 
  4. ^ "Henry Birge House". Retrieved 2009-08-23. Before 1910 came Mrs. John Miller Horton, nee Katharine Lorenz Pratt, daughter of Pascal Pratt and sister of Samuel Pratt, whose widow had sold #388 Delaware to the Buffalo Club in 1887. 
  5. ^ "Mrs. J.M. Horton is Dead in Buffalo. Member of Old Family and a Leader in Civic Affairs. Mrs. McKinley's Hostess in 1931.". New York Times. August 28, 1931. Retrieved 2009-08-23. Mrs. John Miller Horton, member of one of Buffalo's oldest families, died here early today. She was 83 years old. Mrs. Horton, who lived in Europe for ten years, was a leader in civic and social affairs and patriotic organizations. The funeral services will be held on Saturday.