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Jonas W. Prentice of NY and IL

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Jonas W. Prentice of NY and IL
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 24 2004

Jonas W. Prentice was. b. c. 1853 in NY and d. 1887, probably in Rochelle, Ogle Co., IL. He is #103a in our PRENTICE book and is a descendant of Valentine Prentice

Jonas m. Mary E. Slaughter on 10 Mar 1873 in Ogle County, IL. She was b. 26 Jun 1852, Coshocton, OH and was the dau. of Daniel Slaughter and Hanna Parks. The 1920 census shows her living with her son, Maynard, unmarried, in Winnebago Co., IL.

On 8 Feb 2002 we received from Jodi LeBow Unger two undated newspaper clippings which provided additional information. The contents of the clipping pertaining to Maynard is set out with his name, below. The clipping pertaining to Mary (Slaughter) Prentice contains the following information:

    Mrs. Mary E. Prentice, who moved to Rochelle (Ogle County, IL) in a covered wagon in 1857, died early Sunday morning at her home on Corey's bluff. She was 81 years old (died c. 1933).

    The daughter of Daniel and Hanna Slaughter, Mrs. Prentice was born in Coshocton, OH on 26 Jun 1852. At the age of 5 (c. 1857), when her parents moved west in a covered wagon, she accompanied them.

    Mrs. Prentice spent her girlhood on a farm near Flagg Center (Ogle Co.) and married Jonas W. Prentice at Rochelle in 1873. After the death of Mr. Prentice in 1887, she moved to Rockford (Winnebago Co.) and purchased the old Washeim homestead on Prairie road at the top of Corey's bluff, where she had resided since.

    Surviving her are 2 sons, Maynard, at home, and Lloyd S. Prentice, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and 3 sisters: Mrs. Addie E. Tipple,Rockford township, Mrs. Vida Macoy, Shabbona, and Mrs. Stella Wetzel of Ashton.

    Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 p.m., Thursday, the Rev MelvinC. Smith officiating. The body will be taken to Flagg Center for burial at 2:45.

The known children of Jonas and Mary are:

  1. Guy W. Prentice, b. c. 1873-74, IL (per 1880 Portlandville, Plymouth Co., IA census. Not in 1930 census.
  2. Mabel P. Prentice, b. c. 1875-76, IL (per 1880 Portlandville, Plymouth Co., IA census.
  3. Maynard W. Prentice, b. 19 Mar 1880 in Rochelle, Ogle Co., IL. . . [103b]
  4. Lloyd S. Prentice. The 1900 census indicates he was b. in IA. At the time of his mother's death about 1933, he was living at Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
  5. Roy Prentice, b. c. 1878-79, IL (per 1880 Portlandville, Plymouth Co., IA census.

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