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William H. Prentice of Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

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William H. Prentice of Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2003 and Revised 15 Jun 2005

Update of 4 Jun 2004: William H. Prentice is the son of Henry Hudson Prentice, b. 28 Aug 1819, South Canaan, CT, and his wife Francis D. King. They are descendants of Valentine-3 Prentice.

1. William H. Prentice was b. Apr 1854 in Cambridge, MA and d. 7 Jan 1941 in Cambridge, MA. He appears in the 1900 Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA census with his wife, Sarah J. Anderson who was b. Aug 1861 in Cambridge, MA, and children:

  1. Lottie M. Prentice, b. Dec 1884, MA.
  2. Ella F. Prentice, b. Nov 1886, MA.
  3. Elizabeth K. Prentice, b. Mar 1889, MA.
  4. William H. Prentice, b. Jul 1892, MA. . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. John F. Prentice, b. Apr 1900, MA. He does not appear in the SSDI.
  6. Frederick James Prentice, b. 5 Jan 1903, Cambridge, MA. . . . . . . . [3]

2. William H. Prentice, b. Jul 1892, MA. He does not appear in the SSDI. He is probably the William Prentice who appears in the 1920 and 1930 Cambridge, MA census with his wife, Emmaline, b. c. 1896, MA and children:

  1. Albert Prentice, b. 20 Jan 1915, MA and d. Jan 1988, Plymouth, MA (per SSDI).
  2. Emmaline Prentice, b. c. 1918-19, MA
  3. Chester G. Prentice, b. Sep 1920, MA and d. 6 Sep 1977, VA (per SSDI).
  4. William Prentice, b.c. 1925, MA. . . . . . . . . [4]
  5. Anna Prentice, b. c. 1927-7, MA

3. Frederick James Prentice, b. 5 Jan 1903, Cambridge, MA and d. 2 Jan 1979, Franklin, MA (per Ancestry World Tree). He m. Grace Mae Grindle. She was b. 2 Aug 1900, Blue Hill, ME and d. 28 Feb 1965. Children:

  1. Lulu Frances Prentice, b. 19 Jun 1921, Cambridge, MA, and d. 17 Feb 1976, Rockland, MA. She m. Benjamin A. Paschal. He was b. 4 Oct 1917, Cambridge, MA and d. 17 Nov 1987,Rockland, MA. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:
            3 Grace Paschal b: 30 Apr 1947, Cambridge, MA and d. in infancy on 2 May 1947, Cambridge, MA
            3 Living Paschal.  He m. Miss Beck.
                4 Dau. Paschal.  She m. Mr. Liebler.
                    5 Living Liebler
                4 Julie Paschal b: Nov 1974, Landstuhl, Germany and d. in infancy in Nov 1974.
                4 Son Paschal, JR
                4 Living Paschal
                4 Living Paschal  
             He m. 2nd Miss Taylor.
                4 Living Paschal.  He/she m. Antoch.
                4 Living Paschal.  He/she m. 2st Case.  He m. 2nd Case.
                4 Living Paschal.  He she m. Taylor.
            3 Alan Francis Paschal, b. 24 Nov 1951, Cambridge, MA and d. 5 Mar 1999in Boston, MA.  Interred in 
    	Bourne Nation Cemetery.  He m. Miss Walsh.
                4 Living Paschal
                4 Living Paschal
            3 Dau. Paschal.  She m. Mr. DeLanis.
                4 Son DELANIS.  He m. Miss Means.
                    5 Living DELANIS
                4 Living DELANIS
    
  2. Frederick James Prentice Jr., b. 23 Jun 1919
  3. Charles A. Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1927. He m. Miss Invernezzi.
  4. Herbert Prentice, b. c. 1929-31 and d. c. 1954 in Korea. He was a Corporal in the U. S. Army. Cause of Death: Combat action, Korean Conflict, MIA. Herbie was a combat veteran of WW II and was at the Battle of the Bulge. After WWII he voluntered for duty in Korea and was MIA at the Christmas seige at the Chosun Resevoir. His name is noted on the MIA plaque at the National Cemetery in Honolulu, Hi. He received the Purple Heart on January 13, 1954, signed by Dwight D Eisenhower.
  5. Sarah Prentice, b. 1923
  6. Charles Prentice, b. 1927, Cambridge, MA and d. Nov. 1990 in Franklin, MA. Bur. in St. Mary's Cem., Franklin, MA.

4. William Prentice, b. 13 Jul 1925, MA. He may be the same person as the William "Pinky" Prentice who m. Thelma G. DeMone, b. c. 1924. He might be the William H. Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 13 Jul 1924, who obtained his SS# in MA, and d. 27 May 1992 at his home in Clearwater, FL (per Laura Prentice, email, 22 Dec 2004).

Thelma d. in Jan 1999 and her obituary appears in the 14 Jan 1995 Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA. Her obit reads as follows:

    Thelma G. (DeMone) Prentice, 71, of Port Richie, Fla., formerly of Plymouth, a former piano player in a Florida senior citizens band -- died Thursday at home. Born in Medford, she graduated from Medford High School.

    Mrs. Prentice was an office worker at Ocean Spray Cranberry for three years and was a volunteer driver during the 1950s and 1960s for Project FISH, a forerunner of the hospice program. Mrs. Prentice was also a bellringer and choir member of the Church of the Pilgrimage while she lived in Plymouth, and a member of the Abicom Club of Abington.

    Ten years ago, she moved to Florida where she played piano with a seniors' band. Wife of the late William "Pinky" Prentice. A funeral service was held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home. Burial at Plymouth County Cemetery. She was survived by two sons:

    • Richard Weston Prentice of Carver. He m. Ann Christine Petitpas. They had a daughter:
      1. Laura Prentice. She is a Vobo;/Site Engineer in Foxborok MA (per email, 22 Dec 2004).
    • Kenneth W. Prentice of Florida, b. 1948 and d. 18 Jul /2004 in New Port Richey, FL (per Laura Prentice, email, 22 Dec 2004 and obituary).

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