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1882

4 February 1882

born at the parsonage in outport community of Western Bay, Newfoundland, to John and Fanny Pratt, third child of eight

EJP's birth certificate

Pratt family dates

20 April 1882

baptized Edwin John Dove Pratt by the Reverend James Dove; a decade later, John Pratt expunges Dove's name after the Reverend Dove falls from grace in the eyes of his church

July 1882

Pratt family begins three-year stay in outport community of Bonavista

Methodist parsonage, Bonavista, Newfoundland


1885

July 1885

Pratt family begins three-year stay in outport community of Cupids

1887

serious illness -- probably rheumatic fever -- leaves EJP with heart murmur, as a result of which he is forbidden strenuous sports and confined indoors during periods of inclement weather

1888

January 1888

begins attending one-room schoolhouse in Cupids, after missing fall term because of illness

July 1888

Pratt family begins three-year stay in outport community of Blackhead where EJP acquires solid grounding in fundamentals of school curriculum from schoolmaster John Moores

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