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George Prentice of Markham East York, Ontario, Canada

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George Prentice of Markham East York, Ontario, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2008 and Revised 1 Jul 2008

Update of 1 Jul 2008: George Prentice is George Albert Prentice. He is #2.1(i)(g) in our Summer 2001 article about Oliver Prentice of Pittstown, NY . That article now replaces this article.

1. George Prentice was b. c. 11 May 1866-67 (erroneously indexed as 11 May 1886). He appears in the 1901 and 1911 census in Markham East York, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and family.

He m. Sarah, b. 28 May 1891. Children per 1911 census:

  1. Emmanuel Prentice, b. 28 May 1891. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2]
  2. Marjorie Prentice, b. 6 Feb 1894. At home in Markham, Ontario, in the 1901 census.
  3. Kenneth Prentice, b. 12 Sep 1896. At home in Markham, Ontario, in the 1901 and 1911 census.
  4. Irene/Renie F. Prentice, dau., b. 3 Sep 1898. At home in Markham, Ontario, in the 1901 and 1911 census.
  5. Alice Prentice, b. Jul 1900. At home in Markham, Ontario, in the 1911 census.
  6. Clark Prentice, b. Oct 1909. At home in Markham, Ontario, in the 1911 census.

2. Emanuel Prentice was b. c. 1893 in Agincourt, Ontario, Canada which is a small town near, and NE of, Toronto. He appears in the 1901 census in Markham, York East as b. 28 May 1891, son of George Prentice and Sarah. He is likely the Emanuel Prentice, b. May 1892 who appears in the 1911 census as an unmarried Lodger in Ward 6, Toronto South, Ontario

Emanuel appears in Ellis Island records as residing at 625 Necochea, Azol, Argentine. A Missionary, he was on the "Vauban" which departed Buenos Aires, Argentine and arrived in New York on 24 Mar 1924. His destination was given as the residence of his mother in law, Nora Hanna, 165 Harrison Ave., Cuyaha Falls, OH. He was described as a Canadian citizen, 5' 7", of dark complexion, brown hair and brown eyes.

Accompanying Emanuel was his wife, Edna Hanna, b. Dec 1890 (per 1900 census), Newport Twp., Washington Co., OH (per Ellis Island Records, 1900 census, and Sandra Canterbury email of 17 Mar 2007). She was the dau. of Moses Edward Hanna and Nora Smith who were m. 5 Mar 1884, OH. Nora Hanna was a widow in the 1900 census. In the 1910 census, Prec. G, Ward 7, Akron, Summit Co., OH census, Edna is unmarried and living along with her mother in the household of Forest Ryan, who is her Brother in Law who is m. to her sister, Nettie. Edna's Obituary in the Akron Beacon Journal reads as follows:

    19 Sep 1985, pg D7, col. 2:
    Edna Hanna Prentice, Toccoa, Ga. -- Edna Hanna Prentice, 94, of Deland, Fla., formerly of Toccoa Falls, Ga., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12. She was a native of Marietta, Ohio. She is survived by son, Everett Prentice of Stow. Funeral services Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home in Toccoa. Interment in Toccoa, Ga.

Children of Emanuel and Edna (per obituaries of Edna, above, and Everett, below):

  1. George Prentice, b. c. 1920, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Died bef. 25 May 1996.
  2. Albert Prentice, b. c. 1922, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Died bef. 25 May 1996.
  3. Anita Prentice, b. c. 1923, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She m. Paul Peterson an lived in Chicago.
  4. Paul Prentice. He m. Mozelle and lived in Adamstown, MD.
  5. Everett P. Prentice, b. c. 1931, Toronto, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Everett P. Prentice, b. c. 1931, Toronto, Canada, and d. 25 May 1996. His Obituary reads as follows:

    27 May 1996, pg. D4, col. 5:
    Everett P. Prentice, Stow --

    Everett P. Prentice, 65, died May 25, 1996. Born in Toronto, Canada, he had lived in Stow 34 years, having moved from Munroe Falls. He was employed as a mechanical engineer and manager with Goodyear Aeorospace, retiring in 1985 with 32 years service, after which he worked in the offices of county executive Tim Davis. Mr. Prentice also served as consultant for Children's Services and volunteer as Executive Director for Akron Regional Freenet, (now Acorn.) He was a member of Chapel Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he served many years as elder, on the governing board, as a member of the music committee, as music director and also chair of the Centennial Celebration Committee. He was a founding board member of Chapel Hill Christian School, and recently was the treasurer of the Endowment Fund. Mr. Prentice's involvements also included the Engineering society, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Beulah Beach Board of Trustees. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Phillipians 1:21.

    Preceded in death by brothers, George and Albert, he is survived by wife of 43 years, Helen; daughters and sons-in-laws, Susan (John) Prentice-Kulha of Sugar Land, Texas, Debbie (Chris) Smeiles of Kent, Sandy (Laurand) Lewandowski of Colorado Springs, Colo; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale (Susan) of Norton, Doug (Donnella) of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Anita (Paul) Peterson of Chicago; brother, Paul of Adamstown, Md.; sister-in-law, Mozelle Prentice of Azusa, Calif.; and numerous relatives and friends.

    Friends may call Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m. at Redmon Funeral Home. Service will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Chapel Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Rev. Roland Coffey officiating. Burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Prentice Memorial Fund, c/o Chapel Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1160 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, or to the Emmanuel and Edna Prentice Memorail Fund in Everett's memory, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA 30577. (Redmon, Stow, 688-6631.)

He m. Helen c. 1953 years. Children (per his obituary):

  1. Susan Prentice. She m. John Kulha and lived in Sugar Land, TX.
  2. Debbie Prentice. She m. Chris Smeiles and lived in Kent (OH?).
  3. Sandy Prentice. She m. Laurand Lewandowski and lived in Colorado Springs, CO.
  4. Dale Prentice. He m. Susan and lived in Norton (OH?).
  5. Douglas/ Doug Prentice. He m. Donnella and lived in Sierra Vista, AZ.

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