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William Arthur Prentice of Iowa, Nebraska and California

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William A. Prentice of Iowa, Nebraska and California
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2003 and Revised 22 Feb 2009

Update of 22 Feb 2009: William's father is identified as Chauncey Franklin Prentice in Hiram Prentice of VA and Canada .

1. William Arthur Prentice was b. 13 Dec 1868 in Neligh, Antelope Co., NE (per Ancestry.com or Dec 1869 in IA (per 1900 census), and d. 6 Nov 1946 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA. He first appears in the 1900 census in Neligh, Antelope Co., NE, 1910 census in Addy, Stevens Co., WA, and in the later 1920 census for Monticello, Napa Co., CA. He might later have moved to Washington where his sons Ray and Adelphus died.

William m. Margaret Viola Keith on 30 Nov 1891 in Neligh, Antelope Co., NE. She was b. 30 Aug 1871 in Neligh. She was the daughter of Irwin Elijah Keith and Elizabeth Jane Dobson and her family tree can be traced back to colonial New England in the Ancestral File and in Ancestry.com . Children of William and Margaret per 1900 and 1920 census:

  1. Ray Ivyla Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1892 near Plainview, Pierce Co., NE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Pearl Ludema Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1894, NE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Adelphus "Dell" Irwin Prentice, b. 2 Nov 1898 near Niobrara, Knox Co., NE and d. 6 Oct 1924, Spokane, WA (per Ancestral File). At home in 1920 in WA.
  4. Chauncey Allen Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1901, Addy, Washington. Not in SSDI. 1910 census at home in Addy, Stevens Co., WA. Not in 1920 or 1930 census.

2. Ray Ivyla Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1892 near Plainview, Pierce Co., NE and d. Oct 1975 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA (per SSDI). 1910 census in Addy, Stevens Co., WA. He appears in the 1930 Spokane census with his wife and family.

He m. Blanche, b. c. 1896, WA, and children:

  1. Catherine Prentice, b. c. 1916, WA
  2. Joy Prentice, b. c 1917, OR.
  3. Carol Prentice, b. c. 1927-8, WA.
  4. Coral Prentice, b. c. 1927-8, WA

3. Pearl Ludema Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1894 near Niobrara, Knox Co., NE. 1910 census at home in Addy, Stevens Co., WA.

She m. Mr. Grennier. She is living with her parents in the 1920 census in Monticello, Napa Co., CA but without her husband. Children per 1920 census:

  1. Donald Grennier, b. c. 1915, NE. Not in SSDI.
  2. Margaret Grennier, b. c. 1917, WA.

Who are William A. Prentice's Parents?

The only thing we know so far is who his parents are not. They are not Tyler and Lizzie Prentice who are 134/165.1 in our database. They did have a son named William Prentice who was b. c. 1869 in IA, but that William married someone else.

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