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Prater family of Kentucky

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  William Jeff Prater (c.1850-1920) — also known as Jeff Prater — of Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, about 1850. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896. Died in 1920 (age about 70 years). Interment at Blue Grass Cemetery, Salyersville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Jilson P. Prater (1823-1866) and Cynthia (Adams) Prater; married to Elizabeth May (1853-1939); second cousin once removed of Herman Otis Maxey; third cousin twice removed of Wesley Ewell Prater (born1934).
  Political family: Prater family of Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Herman Otis Maxey (1871-1935) — also known as Herman O. Maxey — of Butler, Bates County, Mo. Born in Ezel, Morgan County, Ky., October 5, 1871. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Bates County, 1919-20, 1923-24, 1931-35; defeated, 1920; died in office 1935. Died September 13, 1935 (age 63 years, 343 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah Elizabeth (Nickell) Maxey (1845-1911) and Dr. Silas Waldeck Maxey (1846-1928); married, June 1, 1896, to Mary E. Langley; second cousin once removed of William Jeff Prater (c.1850-1920); fourth cousin once removed of Wesley Ewell Prater.
  Political family: Prater family of Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wesley Ewell Prater (b. 1934) — also known as Wesley E. Prater — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; York Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Floyd County, Ky., April 27, 1934. Democrat. Supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1988-96; defeated in primary, 1996; Washtenaw County Commissioner, 2001-06, 2009-12. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Sherman Prater (1898-1980) and Molly (Sparks) Prater (1903-1997); third cousin twice removed of William Jeff Prater; fourth cousin once removed of Herman Otis Maxey (1871-1935).
  Political family: Prater family of Kentucky.
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