1852-1922

April 18, 1852, West Cornwall, Connecticut.

April 12, 1922, Cleveland, Ohio.

North Cornwall Cemetery, Cornwall, Connecticut.

Son of Ezra Dwight Pratt and Anna Aurelia Rood Pratt, Dwight graduated from Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massachusetts (1870); Amherst College (1876), and Hartford Theological Seminary (1880), and received a DD degree from Marietta College in 1901. He was ordained to the Congregational ministry at Higganum, Connecticut in 1880, and held pastorates in Higganum (1880-88); Pilgrim Church, Pueblo, Colorado (1888-90); Williston Church, Portland, Maine (1890-97); Walnut Hills Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (1900-14); and Housatonic Church, Great Barrington, Massachusetts (1914-19). The winter of 1897-98 he was minister in charge of Eliot Congregational Church, Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Pratt served as state secretary of the Ohio Congregational Church Building Society (1900-14); field representative of the Pilgrim Memorial Fund for Ohio and Michigan (1919); corporate member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; field representative of Piedmont College; trustee of Miami Congregational Association; moderator, Congregational Conference of Ohio (1904); director, Congregational Conference of Ohio (1902-13); with the Western Tract Society, Cincinnati, Ohio (1909-12); and Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee (1907-09).

His works include:

  1. O Blessèd Spirit from on High
  2. O Youth with Hearts Aspiring
  3. Thou Art My Life
  4. Triumphal Entry

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