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Nellie Prentice of Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut

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Nellie Prentice of Windham, Windham Co., CT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2006 and Revised 9 Nov 2006

We found the information about Dorothy Prentice at Ancestry.com . We have supplemented that information using information provided by Robert A. Prentice's email of 8 Nov 2006.

1. W. Charles Prentice was b. c. 1860 in CT , with both parents b. in CT, per Ancestry.com . In 1920 he was an attorney in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Nellie H. Prentice was b. Apr 1861 in CT, as were both of her parents. She first appears in the 1900 census in Windham, Windham Co., CT as the head of the household at age 38. No husband is named, but the census record says that Nellie has been married for 18 years (m. c. 1882) and has had a total of 3 children, all then living.

She later appears as Nellie E. Prentice in the 1910 census in New Britain, Hartford Co., CT. Her than age is given as 49 (b. c. 1861). No husband is named but the census record shows her as then married (not a widow) and that she has been, married 27 years (m. c. 1883). It also says she has had a total of 3 children, all living. Children per 1900 and 1910 census:

  1. Lillian K. Prentice, b. c. Oct 1883, CT. At home in 1910. Not in 1920 census and may be married.
  2. Harold D. W. Prentice, b. Aug 1890, CT. . . . . . . . . .[2]
  3. Dorothy L. Prentice, b. Apr 1893, CT. . . . . . . . . [3]

2. Harold D. W. Prentice, b. Aug 1890, CT, and d. on St. Patrick's Day, 17 Mar 1968 (per Robert A. Prentice, email, 8 Nov 2006). At home in 1910. Not in 1920 or 1930 census.

He m. Margurite Miles in 1918. Margurite died in July, 1968. Their only child, a son:

  1. Richard M. Prentice, Sr., b. 4 Nov 1919 in Hartford, CT, and d. 14 Jan 2002. He m. Norma Anderson of Rockport, MA, on 25 Apr 1953. They lived in Norwalk, CT from 1959 to 2002. She d. 15 May 2002. Children:
    1. Richard M. Prentice, Jr., b. 28 Jan 1954 in Boston, MA. In 2006 resided in Norwalk, CT. No children.
    2. Robert A. Prentice, b. 9 Apr 1960 in Norwalk, CT. He m. Mysie A. O'Connor of Pittsburg, PA on 18 Sep 1988. In 2006 resided in Matthews, NC. 2 Children:
      1. Robert D. Prentice, b. 14 Jul 1989 in Boston, MA.
      2. Sara C. Prentice, b. 15 Jun 1992 in Tampa, FL.

3. Dorothy L. Prentice was b. Apr 1893, CT (per 1900 and 1930 census), as were both of her parents..

She m. Howard Stowell Fox c. 1916. He was b. 2 Oct 1889. He was the son of Charles Edgar Fox and Emma Augusta Stowell. An Ancestor Chart for him can be found at Ancestry.com . They appear in the 1930 census in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. Children:

  1. Howard C. Fox, b. c. 1918, MI.
  2. Marjorie Fox, b. c. 1920, MI.
  3. Winslow Fox, b. c. 1924, MI.
  4. Robert Fox, b. c. 1928, MI

Living with Dorothy and her family in 1930 in Detroit was her mother, Nellie, b. 1861 in CT.

Who are the parents of W. Charles Prentice?

Investigation is continuing.


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