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Robert Prentice of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois

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Robert Prentice of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2005 and Revised 30 Apr 2008

Update of 30 Nov 2008: Robert Prentice is a descendant of Henry Prentice and is #168.1 in our eBook.

1. Robert Prentice was b. c. 1885-1896 and deceased by 2005. We do not know for certain when or where he was born, but he was living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL in 1916 when his son, Robert, was born. Curiously, they do not appear in the 1920 or 1930 Chicago census, either being missed or having moved elsewhere.

He m. Grace Edith Papst at some date before 1916. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Robert Shaffer Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1916, Chicago, Cook Co., IL. . . . . [2]

2. Robert Shaffer Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1916, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and d. 18 Feb 2005 at the age of 88. He was then living at on Forty-Sixth Avenue Drive, NE, Hickory, IL. and died at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. He was retired from Willamette Co. as a regional manager. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dodd Drake. Hickory Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Nathalie Reed (per his obit.). Children:

  1. Sally Prentice. She m. Robert Lee and in 2005 lived in Hickory. Children (per obit.):
    1. Alison Lee of Hickory.
    2. Rachel Lee of Hickory.
    3. Erin Lee of Hickory.
    4. Greg Lee of Hickory.
    5. Stephen Lee of Hickory.
  2. Nancy Prentice. She m. Harvey Ahitow and in 2005 lived in Hinsdale, IL.
  3. Robert Reid Prentice. He m. Sandra and in 2005 lived in Cheyenne, WY.
  4. James Alan Prentice. He m. Dorcas and in 2005 lived in Wichita, KS.

Robert's obituary also mentioned 6 other grandchildren, but it is unclear who the parents are:

  1. Lauren Howell of Peoria, IL.
  2. Landis Seger of Evansville, IN.
  3. Ricarda Prentice of Calgary, Canada.
  4. Leisl Prentice of Los Angeles, CA.
  5. Reid Prentice of Washington, D.C..
  6. Lindsey Prentice (son) of Evansville, IN.

Robert's obituary also mentioned six great-grandchildren but did not provide names for them.

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