Walter Andrew Prater Grave Marker
Walter Andrew Prater
Walter Andrew Prater son of John Henry Prater and Louisa Matilda Thompson was born 24 Jul 1872 in Collin County, Texas and died 13 Nov 1955 in Brown County, Texas. On 16 Feb 1896 in Brown County, Texas he married Nilie Josephine DeBusk daughter of Christopher DeBusk and Anna Lavinia McDonough. She was born 25 Jul 1875 in Collin County, Texas and died 31 Jan 1953 in Brown County, Texas. He is buried at Cross Cut Cemetery, Brown County, Texas and she is buried at Rock Church Cemetery, Brown County, Texas.

Christopher DeBusk was the brother of Elias DeBusk


1 --Leonard C. Prater was born 22 May 1897 in Brown County, Texas and died 22 Jul 1992. On 15 Nov 1929 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama he married Lyda Langley daughter of John J. Langley and Annie Pearl Tucker. She was born 23 Feb 1903 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and died 1984. They are both buried at Camp Hill Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

He attended school in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Capitola, Fisher County, Sweetwater High School and Sabinal, Uvalde County. He dropped out of high school in Brownwood due to health problems in 1915. After moving to Sabinal he continued his education. On 12 December 1927 he graduated from the Theological School of St. Lawrence University in Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was ordained to the Universalist ministry by his friend, Rev. John Dudley Barker at the Texas Convention in Newcastle, Young County, Texas on 18 August 1929.
2 -- Herschel Prater was born 24 Feb 1899 South of Roscoe, Nolan County, Texas and died 22 Jun 1904 in Nolan County, Texas of Typhoid fever.  He is buried in the Sweetwater Cemetery, Nolan County, Texas.
3 -- Roe Prater was born 11 Mar 1903 in Fisher County, Texas and died 01 Mar 1909 in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas of Pneumonia.
4 -- Bonnie Belle Prater was born 25 Oct 1905 in Fisher County, Texas and died 17 Feb 2002 in Brownwood, Brown, County,Texas. On 12 Dec 1927 in Coleman County, Texas she married Thomas. Tennie Triplitt son of Jasper Triplitt. He was born 17 Aug 1896 in Brown County, Texas and died 20 Oct 1975. They are both buried at  Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas.
5 -- Vernon Leach Prater was born 12 Feb 1909 in Nolan County, Texas and died Aug 1999 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. He married Carolyn Bradstreet. He is buried at Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown, County, Texas. He attended Brownwood High School. His occupation was Locomotive Engineer-Santa Fe Railroad. Retired 1974
6 -- Nona Novilene Prater was born 07 Feb 1914 in Nolan County, Texas and died circa 1990. She married Lawrence Biehl who was born 17 Sep 1910 in Oklahoma. She graduated from Brownwood High School in 1931. She lived near Conway, Conway County, Arkansas at one time and later moved to Oklahoma.
7 -- John Earnest Prater was born 26 May 1917 in Sabinal, Uvalde County, Texas.
8 -- Herman D. Prater was born 17 Mar 1921 in Brown County, Texas. He is buried at Amity Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas.