Hi. I'm not related to this family. I think this might be an obituary for Edward's father in the Oakland Tribune (CA):
"PRATER - La Martinez, California, April 10, 1950, William James Prater of 7100 Gladys Street, El Cerrito, CA, father of William James Prater, Jr., Leland F. Prater of San Francisco, CA, John C. Prater of Twin Falls, Idaho and Edward A. Prater and Roberta Prater of Pocatello, Idaho.. a native of South Wales, England... Sunset View Cemetery..."
Here is William in the CA death index:
California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about William James Prater Name: William James Prater Social Security #: 567245386 Gender: Male Birth Date: 29 May 1881 Birth Place: Other Country Death Date: 10 Apr 1950 Death Place: Contra Costa Mother's Maiden Name: Hill Father's Surname: Prater
Here is his WWII draft card:
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about William James Prater Name: William James Prater Birth Date: 29 May 1881 Birth Place: Llantrisant Glam, Wales Residence: Contra Costa, California (7100 Gladys, El Cerrito) Race: White Age: 60 Occupation: WPA Federal Arts Project, Dept of Art, University of Calif, Berkeley Nearest Relative: Mrs. Ellen Prater (wife) same address
Here is William with wife, Roberta and two children.Of course his son, Edward A, is not there since he was born in 1922:
1920 United States Federal Census about William Prater Name: William Prater Age: 39 Birth Year: abt 1881 Birthplace: Wales Home in 1920: Pocatello Ward 1, Bannock, Idaho Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1900 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Roberta Prater Father's Birthplace: England Mother's Birthplace: England Home Owned: Rent Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Household Members: Name Age William Prater 39b. 1881 Wales, parents b. England; Manager, Photography Gallery Roberta Prater 25 -wife- b. 1895 OH, par b. OH Roberta Prater 2-dau- b. 1918 Idaho John Prater 3 mon-son- b. 1920 Idaho