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George Byron Prentice of Vermont and Canada

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George Byron Prentice of Vermont and Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2006 and Revised 18 Jun 2011

A. (Unknown) Prentice, b. c. 1845-1850, VT, and d. aft. 1876-1877 and before 1880 census.

He m. Sarah J. c. 1870-1872. She was b. c. 1850, VT, with her father b. in MA and mother in VT. She appears as a widow in the 1880 census in Granville,Hampden Co., MA. Children:

  1. George Bryan Prentice, b. 4 Jun 1873, VT. At home in 1880. . . . . . . . . [1]
  2. Horace M. Prentice, b. c. 1877, VT. At home in 1880. It is unclear whethr he is the shown in our Summer 2001 article entitled Horace Nobel Prentiss .

1. George Byron Prentice (or Prentiss), b. 4 Jun 1873, VT, and d. before 1920. George's parents were both b. in MA. Ref: Ancestry.com .

He m. Bertha C. Morrill, b. c. 1876, VT.. Not in 1900 census. Widow in 1920 census in Providence, Providence Co., RI. The children of George and Bertha shown in the 1910 census. George does not appear in the 1920 census. Children, per census and Ancestry.com :

  1. Maxwell "Max" Prentiss, b. 1896, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Hazel Prentiss, b. 25 Jan 1898, Burlington, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]
  3. Harry Lester Prentiss, b. 15 Jul 1898, VT. Not in 1920 census. 1930 census in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA. Not in the SSDI. He m. Elizabeth. She was b. c. 1899.
  4. Sherman Prentiss, b. c. 1901, Canada English. Emigrated to US in 1901. 1920 in Providence, Providence Co., RI. Not in SSDI.
  5. Myrtle Prentiss, b. 15 Jan 1901, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  6. Ella Prentiss, b. c. 1906, VT. 1920 at home.

2. Maxwell "Max" Prentiss was b. c. 1896 in VT (per 1910 census and 1930 census entry for his daughter, Emma). He m. Lydia Montville. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Emma G. Prentiss, b. c. 1917. . . . . . . [5]
  2. Mary C. Prentiss, b. c. 1918, MA.
  3. Francis H. Prentiss, b. c. 1919, MA. He is probably the Francis Prentiss shown in the SSDI as b. 7 Sep 1920, obtained his SS# in MA, and d. Apr 1985 in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.

Maxwell was either deceased or divorced at some point between 1919 and 1930 as Lydia, his wife, appears in the 1930 census as the wife of Napoleon A. Bechand(?) in Worcester.

3. Hazel Mae Prentiss, b. 25 Jan 1898, Burlington, VT, and d. Feb 1980, Oakland City, IN.

She m. Everett Edgerton Robertson. He was b. 23 Jan 1898, RI, and d. Oct 1970, Oakland City, IN. He was the son of William Robertson and Florence E. Edgerton. An Ancestor Chart for Everett can be found at Ancestry.com .

  1. David R. Robertson
  2. Everett E Robertson, b. 3 Feb 1920 and d. Apr 2006, Oakland City, IN. He m Mary Marietha Hull. Children:
    1. Diana Robertson
    2. Living Robertson
    3. Living Robertson -

4. Myrtle Prentiss, b. 15 Jan 1901, Canada, and d. Apr 1971 in Providence, Providence Co., RI.

She m. 1st George Richard Murray, b. 1900. Son:

  1. George Richard Pettis Murray 1924 – 1992

She m. 2nd Mr. Pettis. Children:

  1. (dau.) Pettis
  2. (son) Pettis
  3. George Richard Pettis Murray 1924 – 1992
  4. Amherst Pettis 1929 – 2005

5. Emma G. Prentiss, b. c. 1917 and d. c. 18 Dec 1995 at her home, 275 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA. Burial at Worcester County Memorial Park. Her obituary reads as follows:

    WORCESTER - Emma M (Prentiss) Cuddeback, 78, of 275 Pleasant St was stricken ill and died Monday at home. Her husband, Lester G Cuddeback, died in 1985 She leaves a son, Robert F Prentiss of Worcester; nephews and nieces She was born in Worcester, daughter of Maxwell and Lydia (Montville) Prentiss, and lived here all her life. Mrs Cuddeback enjoyed knitting and crocheting

    No funeral services are planned After cremation, burial will be at the convenience of the family in Worcester Co. Memorial Park, Paxton. There are no calling hours Please omit flowers Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Hammond St, is directing arrangements

She m. 1st Unknown. Son:

  1. Robert F. Prentiss, probably b. c. 1937-1945. In 1995 he lived in Worcester, MA.

She m. 2nd Lester G. Cuddeback as his 3rd wife after 1944 (per Ancestry.com). He was b. 3 Jul 1922, PA and d. in 1985.

Who is "Unknown" Prentice?

We found in the 1870 census the following men who were b. in VT after 1845 and living in VT in 1870:

  • Oscar Prentice, b. c. 1845, Norwich, Windsor Co., VT.
  • Oscar Prentice, b. c. 1845, Williston, Chttenden Co., VT.
  • Fred Prentice, b. c. 1852, Williston, Chittenden Co., VT.
  • George Prentice, b. c. 1854, Bennington, Bennington Co., VT.

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