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Daniel Prentice of Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton, Scotland and Philadelphia, PA

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Daniel Prentice of Kirkintilloch, Dumbarton, Scotland and Philadelphia, PA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 23 May 2008

Update of 23 May 2008: We have revised this article to include new information located about Daniel's roots.

1. William Prentice. His birth date and place is not yet known, but he may have been b. c. 1815-1830 in Scotland.

He m. Mary Currie. The IGI shows a marriage of a William Prentice to a Mary Currie, but the marriage date was 7 Dec 1808, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. That 1808 date seems too early for William who was b. 1852. Mary would have been at about 62 in 1862. The marriage record may refer to other persons of the same name.

Children of William and Mary included, per IGI:

  1. William Prentice was b. 25 Jul 1852, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. William Prentice was b. 25 Jul 1852, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. He first appears in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, in the 1881 census as an Iron Dresser living on Cockburn Street with his wife and family. Not in 1901 census.

He m. Elizabeth (Jackson?) who was b. c. 1855, Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire. Children per 1891 census:

  1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1879, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. At home in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census.
  2. Wilhelmina Prentice, b. c. 1881, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. At home in the 1881 and 1891 census.
  3. John Prentice, b. c. 1883, Falkirk, Stirlingshire. At home in the 1891 and 1901 census.
  4. Daniel Prentice, b. c. 1887 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1889, Alloa, Clackshire. At home in the 1891 and 1901 census.
  6. Bella kPrentice, b. c. 1893, Alloa, Clackshire. At home in the 1901 census.
  7. George Prentice, b. c. 1891, Alloa, Clackshire. At home in the 1891 census.
  8. Minerva(?) Prentice. She m. Mr. Falconer (see below). She may be the same person as Margaret/Maggie, below.
  9. Margaret/Maggie Prentice, b. c. 1895, Alloa, Clackshire. At home in the 1901 census.
  10. Charlotte Prentice, b. c. 1898, Alloa, Scotland. In the 1920 Philadelphia, PA census her birth date is given as c. 1899 and she was living with a brother-in-law, William Rounte, and her sister, "Jennie".
  11. Jeannie Prentice, b. c. 1904, Glasgow,Scotland. In the 1920 Philadelphia, PA census she was living with a brother-in-law, William Rounte, and called "Jennie" (see below).

3. Daniel Prentice was b. c. 1887 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland which lies a short distance north of Glasgow. He is probably the Daniel Prentice shown in the CA Death Index as b. 19 Mar 1887 and d. in Los Angeles, CA, on 30 Aug 1954. His mother's maiden surname is shown as "Jackson."

At home in the 1891 and 1901 census.

He departed his 1915 residence in Glasgow aboard the "Cameronia" and arrived in the Port of New York on 5 Sep 1915. He was was a Glassblower and was described as 5' 4", fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes. His final destination was Philadelphia, PA to join his sister Minerva(?) Falconer, 1904 S. 21st St., Philadelphia.

Daniel identified, as kin, his sister, Mrs. Mary Aitkins, who was then living on Willington Place, Kirkintilloch, Scotland

He was accompanied by his sisters:

  1. Charlotte Prentice, b. c. 1898, Alloa, Scotland. In the 1920 Philadelphia, PA census her birth date is given as c. 1899 and she was living with a brother-in-law, William Rounte, and her sister, "Jennie".

  2. Jeannie Prentice, b. c. 1904, Glasgow,Scotland. In the 1920 Philadelphia, PA census she was living with a brother-in-law, William Rounte, and called "Jennie".

He appears in the 1930 Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA census as an unmarried boarder.

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