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John Henry Prentice of Prentiss Co., MS

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John Henry Prentice of Prentiss Co., MS
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 8 Jan 2010

1. John Henry Prentice. He is likely the Henry J. Prentice who appears in the 1930 census in Beat 3, Prentiss Co., MS as white, b. c. 1881, MS (and both parents b. in MS), with his wife Sallie and family.

He m. Sallie Marie Robinson. She is likely the Sallie N. Prentice who appears in the 1930 census in Beat 3, Prentiss Co., MS as b. c. 1881, MS, with her husband, Henry, and family.

John and Sallie had 3 or more children, including (per obit. of Paskel, below):

  1. Victor Prentice, mentoned in the obit. of his brother, Paskel. Died before 2005. He is likely the Victor Prentice, b. c. 1926, MS, living at home in the 1930 census in Beat 3, Prentiss Co., MS. He is also likely the Victor Prentice shown in the SSDI as b.27Jul 1926 and d. 27 Oct 2000 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.
  2. Paskel "Pat" Prentice, b. 15 Aug 1928 in Prentiss Co., MS. . . . . . . [2]
  3. Casey Prentice. She m. Mr. Smith and d. before 2005. She does not appear in the 1930 census living at home, so she was probably b. c. 1930-1935.

2. Paskel "Pat" Prentice, b. 15 Aug 1928 in Prentiss Co., MS, and d. Tuesday, 15 Mar 2005 at the North MS. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired elevator mechanic for Westinghouse and a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local No. 16, Jackson, MS (per his obit.). He is likely the incorrectly identified"Parke Prentice" living at home in the 1930 census in Beat 3, Prentiss Co., MS.

He m. Gertrue Stewart on 24 Dec 1951. In 2005 she lived in Baldwyn, MS. Children (per Paskel's obit.):

  1. Timmy Paskel Prentice of Baldwyn.
  2. Don Stewart Prentice. He m. Robin and in 2005 lived in Birmingham, AL.
    1. Stewart Prentice of Birmingham, AL.
    2. Samuel Prentice of Birmingham, AL.
  3. Bruce Allen Prentice. He m. Sarah and in 2005 lived in Collierville, TN.
    1. Amy Prentice of Collierville, TN.
    2. Kenan Prentice of Collierville, TN.

Paskel"s obituary also named 2 additional persons but did not identify their parents:

  1. Brittany Gillenwater, granddaughter, of Jackson.
  2. Justice Able, great-grandson, of Jackson.

Who are the parents of John Henry (or Henry John) Prentice?

Henry/John Prentice does not appear in the 1900, 1910 or 1920 census. Neither does any Prentice appear in the 1880 census in Prentiss Co., MS, where he was b. c. 1881.

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