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The Shadow I Once Kissed

This striking gothic monument to Samuel Fletcher Pratt (1807-1872), his wife Mary Jane Strong (1815-1886), and their family in Forest Lawn Cemetery, at 1411 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York, features five full-scale granite statues. Pratt & Company, a hardware store later expanded to include iron and steel production, was at one time the most prominent business in Buffalo.

Samuel Fletcher Pratt (1807-1872)

S.F. Pratt bought out his partner’s share of the company in 1836. In 1844, he became president of the Buffalo Gaslight Company, and went on to found Buffalo Female Seminary. Samuel and Mary had two daughters, Jeannie (1841–1872) and Helen (1843–1873).

Samuel Fletcher Pratt (1807-1872)

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