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Thomas Prentice of Drumcree, Northern Ireland

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Thomas Prentice of Drumcree, Northern Ireland
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2008 and Revised 9 Jun 2016

Introduction: We found the following Prentice family tree posted in Ancestry.com: OneWorldTree and Ancestry.com: User Submitted Trees .

To that information we have added the information contained in our earlier Fall 2006 article about William J. Prentice of Cairnyan, Scotland and Hartford, CT .


1. Thomas Prentice was b. c. 1809 at a presently unknown location in Northern Ireland and d. 27 Sep 1879 in Drumcree, Northern Ireland, at the age of 70 years. Drumcree lies about 100 miles SSW of Belfast and perhaps about 50 miles NW of Dublin.

From the birth location of his sons, Adam and Seth, we know that he and his family in 1857 and 1859 were likely living in Portadown, Northern Ireland, which lies approximately 25 miles SW of Belfast

He m. Ruth Jones. She was b. c. 1826 in Derrycarne, Northern Ireland, and d. 14 Sep 1873 at the age of only about 47 years. Their known children are per Ancestry.com :

  1. John Jack Prentice, b. 1838 and d. 1844, age 6 years, Northern Ireland
  2. Thomas H. Prentice, b. 1847, probably Northern Ireland and d. there 23 Dec 1927.
  3. William J. Prentice, b. 1849 in Northern Ireland, and d. 1930 in Hartford, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. David Alexander Prentice, b. 1851 and d. 2 Dec 1933 in Portadown, Northern Ireland. . . . . . [3]
  5. Mary Prentice, b. 1856 and d. 1 Jan 1878 in Northern Island.
  6. Adam Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1857 in Portadown, Northern Ireland, and d. 6 Oct 1925, CT. . . . . . [4]
  7. Seth Prentice, b. 1859, Portadown, Northern Ireland, and d. 5 Nov 1934, Hartford, CT. . . . . .[5]
  8. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1860 and d. 16 Dec 1944, Northern Ireland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . [6]

2. William J Prentice, b. 1849 at a presently unknown location in Northern Ireland, and d. 1930 in Hartford, CT, USA. He likely would have been living with his family in Portadown in 1857 and 1859. In 1907 he lived on Manchester St., Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. In the 1920 Hartford census he is a widower living with his son, John, and his wife. In the 1930 Hartford census he was then 75 years of age, living with his daughter, Elizabeth, and her family, and apparently died there later that same year.

He m. Agnes Newman. She was b. 1858 in Ayrshire, Scotland and d. 1917 in Hartford, CT. in 1907 had been living in Cairnyan, Scotland. Agnes first appears in Ellis Island Records aboard the "Columbia" which had departed from Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in New York on 5 Feb 1907. Her declared intention was to join her husband in Hartford, CT. Agnes was described in immigration records as 5' 5", pale complexion, fair hair, and blue eyes.Children:

  1. Barbara Elinor Prentice. She m. Leonard McCarvill. She is not shown as accompanying her mother to the US in 1907 and may have remained, and married, in Northern Ireland. Or, she may have accompanied her father who had preceeded his wife in coming to the USA.

  2. Thomas Prentice. He accompanied his mother, Agnes, to the US in 1907. He m. Mary. It is unclear whether he is the Thomas Prentice shown in the 1920 Hartford, CT, census as b. c. 1889, Scotland, as unmarried.

  3. Elizabeth "Bess" Prentice, b. c. 1896, Cairnvan, Scotland. She accompanied her mother, Agnes, to the US in 1907. She m. Fred Crickmore. She is probably the Elizabeth Crickmore who appears in the 1920 census in S. Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, as b. c. 1896, Scotland, with her husband, James F. (Fred?) Crickmore, b. c. 1891, England. In the 1930 census in Hartford. Neither are shown in the SSDI. Children shown in 1930 census:
    1. Ruth E. Crickmore, b. c. 1925. At home in Hartford in 1930.

  4. Anna Prentice. She m. Thomas Richmond. Children:
    1. Agnes Richmond
    2. Margaret Richmond
    3. Leslie Richmond
    4. Thomas Richmond
    5. William Richmond

  5. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1891, Cairnyan, Scotland. She accompanied her mother, Agnes, to the US in 1907. She m. George Booth. Children:
    1. George Booth Jr.
    2. Agnes Booth. She m. Charles Passalacqa.
    3. Dorothy Booth. She m. George Kobe who d. 1995, FL.

  6. John Newman Prentice, b. 29 Jun 1881 in Killmarnack, Scotland , and d. 1948, New York, USA. John did not appear with his mother, Agnes, in her 1907 emigration record and had likely emigrated earlier and was living with his father in Hartford, CT, in 1907. He appears in the 1920 Hartford census living with his wife and his father. He m. Marion Stuart McDougal on 5 Nov 1919, Hartford, CT, USA. She was b. 1887 in Greenack, Scotland, and d. 1975, New York, USA. Children:
    1. (son) Prentice.
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1921, CT. She is likely the Margaret M. Prentice shown in the 1930 census in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT as b. c. 1921, dau. of John N. Prentice and Marion M. Prentice. She m. Donald Lee Randolph. He was b. 25 Feb 1915 and d. 31 Oct 1970. Son:
      1. (son) Randolph, b. c. 1940-1945.
    3. (dau.) Prentice.
    4. Shirley Elizabeth Prentice, b. 5 Oct 1928, CT and d. 5 Jan 1997, Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY, USA. At home in the 1930 Hartford census. She m. Mr. Buraus. Children:
      1. (son) Buraus. He m. Marilyn.
      2. (son) Buraus. He m. Eileen.
      3. (son) Buraus. He m. Kelly.
      4. (dau.) Buraus. She m. Britton.
      5. Charles E. Buraus, b. Feb. 1952 and d. Sep 1992, Maryknoll Missionary, Japan.

  7. William Johnston Prentice, b. 19 Sep 1890 in Scotland and d. 21 Apr 1965, Middletown, CT. He accompanied his mother, Agnes, to the US in 1907.He m. Helen Ramage. She was b. 1888 (with her parents b. in Scotland) and d. 1962, Hartford, CT. William and Helen appear in the 1920 Hartford, CT, census. Not in 1930 census. Son:
    1. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1918, CT. At home in Hartford in the 1920 census.

3. David Alexander Prentice, b. 1851 and d. 2 Dec 1933 in Portadown, Northern Ireland.

He m. Margaret Gilmore. She was b. 1851 and d. 20 Dec 1944 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Children:

  1. John Prentice , b. c. 1886 in Ireland as were his parents. He d. before the 1940 census where his wife appears as a widow. In 1930 his nepheweDWARD, born in Norther Ieland, is living with John and his wife, so perhaps John was also born in Northern Ireland. John emigrated to America in 1905 and appears in the 1910 census as a Loom Worker and as a single boarder, and in the1920 census in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, with his wife. Neither appear in Ellis Isand records. Naturalized citizen in 1914. He m. Sarah Quinn on 3 Jun 1910, Boston, MA. She was b in Ireland, dau. of James Quinn and Sarah Lisk, both also b. in Ireland. Naturalized citizen in 1914. They appear in the 1930 census in Douglas, Worcester Co., MA, without children of their own, but with their nephew, Edward Prentice, #3(iv)(d), below. Sarah appears as a widow in the 1940 census in Upton, Worcester Co., MA.
  2. Margaret Prentice
  3. David Prentice
  4. Elizabeth Jane Prentice, b. Northern Ireland and d. there. She m. Edward Whiteside. He was b. and d. in Northern Ireland. Children:
    1. Margaret Whiteside.
    2. Elizabeth Whiteside.
    3. (son) Whiteside. He m. Margaret Elizabeth Sergeant. She was b. 30 Jul 1923, Northern Ireland, and d. there 7 Jan 1986. Son:
      1. (son) Whiteside. He m. Miss Wilson and had 5 daughters (see Ancestry.com: One World Tree for more information).
    4. Edward C. W. Prentice, b.26 Apr 1914, and d 20 Apr 2002, Millbury, MA. He may be the Edward C. W. Prentice shown in the Apr-Jun 1914 Q. in Lurgan, Ireland. His obituary reads as follows (note surname difference):

        Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) - Sunday, April 21, 2002:Edward Prentice, 87

        WORCESTER -- Edward C. W. Prentice, 87, formerly of 29 Ekman St., died Saturday, April 20, in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Millbury. He was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, son of Elizabeth Prentice Whiteside. Note that Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958, says he was b. in Lurgan, which is only about 6 miles from Portadown, both in Co. Armagh.

        Mr. Prentice was a stationary engineer for General Motors Corp. in Framingham for 15 years, retiring in 1984. Previously, he had been a stationary engineer for the former Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville for 34 years. He was a member of The Christadelphians.

        He leaves his wife of 63 years, Jessie (Kennedy) Prentice; a son, Wesley A. Prentice of Whitinsville; a daughter Nancy E. Ohman of Auburn; a brother, David A. Whiteside of Glastonbury, Conn.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

        The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln St. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Upton. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Unit, Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, 312 Millbury Ave., Millbury, MA 01527.

      Children of Edward and Jessie Kennedy:

      1. Wesley A. Prentice. 2002 in Whitinsville, MA.
      2. Nancy E. Prentice. She m. Mr. Ohman and in 2002 lived in Auburn, MA.

  5. Annabella Prentice. She m. James Sanderson Montgomery and had a daughter:
    1. Ruth Montgomery. She m. Willie Henning and had David Alexander Henning and Winnifred Henning.

  6. James Prentice, b. 4 Oct 1891 in Derrycarne, Northern Ireland and d. Dec 1974 in Worcester, MA, USA. James Prentice, b. 4 Oct 1891 in Derrycarne, Northern Ireland and d. Dec 1974 in Worcester, MA, USA. It is unclear whether he is the James Prentice shown as b. c. 1895, Ireland, age 35, unmarried, and a Lodger in the 1930 census in Worcester, MA.

4. Adam Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1857 in Portadown, Northern Ireland, and d. 6 Oct 1925 in Glastonbury, CT, USA. Portadown lies approximately 25 miles SW of Belfast. He emigrated to the United States in 1885 and was naturalized in 1890.Adam appears in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT, USA, with his 2nd wife, Mary, and their children.

He m. 1st Margaret Nicholson on 5 Nov 1878, Portadown, Northern Ireland. Nothing further is presently known about her.

He m. 2nd Mary Jane Symington on 3 Apr 1886, South Manchester, CT. She was b. 17 Jul 1859 in Derrylard, Northern Ireland as were her parents, and living with son, James, in 1940 census. She was the dau. of George Symington and Anne Jane Gatews.

Children per Ancestry.com where a biographical sketch for Ruth Prentice can also be found.

  1. Ruth Prentice, b. 5 Jun 1887 in Manchester, CT, and d. 13 Mar 1984 in Manchester, CT. At home in Glastonbury, CT in 1900 and 1910 census. She m. David Wilson. He was b. 29 Dec 1890, Northern Ireland with his father b. in England and mother in Ireland. They appear in the 1920 census in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. Children:
    1. Alice Wilson, b. 17 Apr 1912 in Manchester, CT and d. 2 Jul 1985, Vernon, CT. At home in Manchester in 1920 and 1930 census.
    2. Howard Wilson, b. 7 May 1914, Manchester, CT, and d. 21 May 1984, Ellington, CT. He m. Louise DeCarli. She was b. 4 Apr 1919 and d. 25 Sep 1994, Vernon, CT. Children:
      1. Howard Wilson, b. 27 Dec 1947, Ellington, CT, and d. 24 Feb 1991, Willimantic, CT.
      2. David J. Wilson, b. 22 Jan 1951, Ellington, CT, and d. there 20 Aug 1986. He m. Miss Paul and had a son and daughter.
    3. George David Wilson, b. 6 Apr 1919 in Manchester, CT and d. there 28 Nov 1991. At home in Manchester in 1920 and 1930 census.
    4. Earl Wilson, b. 29 Oct 1923 in Manchester, CT and d. 20 Dec 1993, Daytona Beach, FL. At home in Manchester in 1930 census.

  2. Thomas Prentice, b. 24 Mar 1889 in Manchester, CT, and d. 3 Oct 1963 in Manchester, CT. At home in Glastonbury, CT in 1900 and 1910 census. 1920 and 1930 census in Manchester with his wife and family. He m. Anna Howarth on 16 Jun 1918, East Glastonbury Meth. Church. She was b. 25 Jan 1893 in Toparz, Germany. Children:
    1. Dorothy Prentice. b. c. 1924, CT, and d. before 2012. At home in Manchester in 1930 census.. She m. Mr. Hartmann and had 2 daughters:
      1. (dau.) Hartmann. She m. Mr. McKeegan and had 2 children.
      2. (dau.) Hartmann. She m. Mr. Lucente and had 2 children.
    2. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1925, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.1]
    3. Betty Ann Prentice. She m. Mr. Schindler and had a son and 2 daughters. In 2012 lived in Broad Brook, CT.

  3. William Prentice, b. 4 Nov 1890 in Manchester, CT, and d. 7 May 1972 in Manchester, CT. At home in Glastonbury, CT in 1900 and 1910 census. 1920 census in Manchester with his 2nd wife, Eleanor Dimlow. 1930 census in Hartford, CT. 1940 living with brother, James, in Glastonbury, CT.

    He m. 1st Unknown.

    1. Irving Harry Prentice, b. c. 1914, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.2]

    He m. 2nd. Eleanor Dimlow on 19 Feb 1919, Glastonbury, CT. She was b. 24 Oct 1897 in Stafford Springs, CT, with both parents b. in Ireland. Children:

    1. Pearl e. Prentice, b. c. 1921, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.3]
    2. Norma Prentice, b. c. 1927, CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.4]

    He m. 3rd Eleanor C. Spencer. She was b. 28 Apr 1900 in Scotland, CT. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Hartford Courant, The (CT) — Wednesday, August 10, 1994: ELEANOR C. (SPENCER) PRENTICE

      PRENTICE. Eleanor C. (Spencer) Prentice, 94, of Union Street, Manchester, widow of the late William Prentice, died Sunday (Aug. 7, 1994) at a local convalescent home. She was born April 28, 1900, in Scotland, Conn., and resided in Manchester for 47 years. She was a member of Second Congregational Church, Manchester. Mrs. Prentice is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Ruth Hebenstreit of Glastonbury; a daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Edward Wilson of Manchester; a sister-in-law, Martha Cortright of Michigan; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Clarence M., and William L. Hebenstreit. A memorial service will be Sunday, Aug. 14, 1994, 4 p.m., at Second Congregational Church, 385 N. Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Congregational Church, or the Visiting Nurse and Community Care of Manchester, 545 N. Main St., Manchester 06040. Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, has care of arrangements.

  4. James Prentice, b. 9 Sep 1892 in Manchester, CT, and d. 19 May 1973 in Manchester, CT. At home in Glastonbury, CT in 1900, 1910 and 1920 census. Living with his wife and his mother in the 1930 census in Glastonbury. 1940 Glastonbury. He m. Ruth Abbey Wright on 8 Apr 1930, Mamaroneck, NY. She was b. 18 Oct 1903 in Coventry, CT, with her father b. in RI and mother in CT. Children:
    1. Mary Lou Prentice, b. c. 1933, CT. 1940 at home.
    2. Ruth Elizabeth Prentice, b. 22 Aug 1937 in Hartford, CT, and d. 5 years later on 10 Jun 1942 in Manchester, CT.

4.1 Edward J. Prentice, b. 2 Nov 1925, Manchester, CT, and d. there 28 Mar 2012. At home in Manchester in 1930 census. His obituary reads as follows:

    Edward J. Prentice, 86, lifelong resident of Manchester and loving husband for 64 years to Doris A. (Carlson) Prentice, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Manchester Manor after losing his battle with pneumonia. He was born in Manchester on November 2, 1925, one of three children of Thomas and Anna (Howarth) Prentice. He attended Manchester schools, graduating from Manchester High School in 1944. He joined the US Navy, serving with the Seabees in the Pacific during World War II. Ed was an engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company for over forty years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 73 of Manchester, and attended Emanuel Lutheran Church. He was an avid car buff. and a creative and inventive jack-of-all-trades.

    He is survived by his wife and two children, Scott Thomas Prentice of Manchester and Laura Ann Witt of Vernon, and a sister, Betty Ann Schindler of Broad Brook. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Hartmann. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 3, at 11:30 AM in the East Cemetery (Section 16 Harrison), 240 East Center Street, Manchester. Visiting hours are Monday, April 2, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 60 Church Street, Manchester, CT 06040 Brought to you by: Holmes-Watkins Funeral Homes

He m. Doris A. Carlson c, 1848 and living in 2012 and had a son and daughter

  1. Scott Thomas Prentice. In 2012 lived in Manchester, CT.
  2. Laura Ann Prentce. She m. Mr. Witt and in 2012 lived in Vernon, , CT.

4.2 Irving Harry Prentice, b. c. 1914, CT. At home in Manchester in 1920 census and in 1930 census in Hartford, CT. He might be the Irving H. Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 26 Nov 1913 and d. 14 Dec 1987 in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. Called a step-son in the 1930 census.

He m. Ena T. Hooks. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Saturday, June 9, 2001: ERIKSON, ENA (HOOKS) PRENTICE

    Ena (Hooks) Prentice Erikson, 86, of Manchester, beloved wife of Leslie C. Erikson and the late Irving H. Prentice, was called home to glory on Friday, (June 8, 2001) in Manchester. She was born in Manchester, October 24, 1914 to the late Thomas and Martha (McRoberts) Hooks who immigrated from Northern Ireland in 1913.

    A lifelong resident of Manchester, she was employed at the Mary Cheney Library for 56 years, she was brought up and raised as a member of the Salvation Army Citadel and was currently a member of South United Methodist Church. Mrs. Erikson enjoyed playing bridge and square dancing.

    She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Martha and Thomas Aparo of East Hartford, and Linda and William Barrett of Milford. A big part of her life was dedicated to her beloved grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Tina Loew of New Jersey, Edward and Tracy Loew of Arizona, Thomas and Sharyl Nevins of Hebron, Sean and Lori Nevins, William and Cherie Nevins, Michael and Susan Nevins, all of Manchester, Kathryn and Kerry McKinney of Manchester; ten great grandchildren, Andrew P Loew, Jr., Sarah Nevins, Thomas Nevins Jr., Sean P. Nevins Jr., Daniel Nevins, Kasey Anne Nevins, William J. Nevins, Michael Nevins Jr., Samuel McKinney and Mary Kate McKinney.

    Also, she leaves seven step-children, Anne Meyer, Marjorie Banyan, Barbara Carroll, Norma Jackson, Judith Hall, David Erikson and James Erikson, all living out of state. She leaves many step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sisters, Lilly Poots, Meta Rogers and Miriam Binkerd. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

    Funeral services will be Monday, June 11, 10 a.m., at the South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow at East Cemetery, Manchester. Friends and family may call Sunday, June 10, 6-8 p.m. Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the donor's choice.

Irving and Ena had 2 or more children, including:

  1. Martha Eleanor Prentice, the first born daughter of Irving Harry Prentice per her email of 4 Oct 2010. She m. Thomas Aparo and in 2008 lived in East Hartford, CT.
  2. Linda E. Prentice, b. 7 Jul 1943, Manchester, CT, and d. 8 Aug 2008, Milford, Ct. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Saturday, August 9, 2008, BARRETT, Linda E. (Prentice) ''Nevins''

      Linda E. (Prentice) ''Nevins'' Barrett, 65, of Milford and formerly of Manchester, beloved wife of William E. Barrett, died Friday (August 8, 2008) at her home after a brief but courageous battle with A.L.S. ''Lou Gerhig's Disease''.

      Linda was born July 7, 1943 in Manchester, beloved daughter of the late Irving H. and Ena T. (Hooks) Prentice and had lived most of her life in Manchester before moving to Milford eight years ago.

      Prior to her retirement she was the Payroll Officer at the J.C. Penny Distribution Center in Manchester. Linda enjoyed many hobbies including building doll houses and the furniture for the houses, she was a talented painter, artist and photographer. Linda was especially fond of traveling via cruise ship having boarded eight ships in seven years with her husband Bill.

      In addition to her loving husband Bill, she is survived by five children, Thomas W. Nevins and his wife Sharyl of Hebron, Sean P. Nevins of Manchester, William T. Nevins and his wife Cherie of Manchester, Michael A. Nevins and his wife Sue of Tolland, Katie M. McKinney and her husband Kerry of Manchester, her sister Martha Aparo and her husband Thomas of East Hartford, ten grandchildren, Sarah, Thomas Jr., Sean Patrick, Danny, Kaseyann, William, Mikey, Sidney, Sam and Mary Kate and two nephews.

      Other survivors include Bills children and grandchildren, Dawn Marie Weimer and her husband Bob of Guilford, Sandy Foley and her husband Brian of Chicago, IL., Karen Vega and her husband Angel of Seymour, William Barrett of Milford, nine grandchildren, Tiffany, Danielle, Bobby, Cody, Kyle, Sara, Kristina, Jose, Airial, and great grandson Jason.

      Funeral services will be held Monday August 11, at 11 a.m. at the South United Methodist Church, 1126 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be in the East Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Special Care A.L.S. Unit, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT. 06053.

    Linda m. 1st. Mr. Nevins. Children:

    1. Thomas W. Nevins and his wife Sharyl of Hebron, CT.
    2. Sean P. Nevins of Manchester, CT.
    3. William T. Nevins and his wife Cherie of Manchester, CT.
    4. Michael A. Nevins and his wife Sue of Tolland, CT.
    5. Katie M. McKinney and her husband Kerry of Manchester, CT.

    Linda m. 2nd William E. Barrett. Living in 2008.

4.3 Pearl E. Prentice, b. c. 1921, CT. At home in 1930 census in Hartford, CT. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Dorey, Pearl E., May 27, 2000

    Pearl E. Dorey, 79, of East Hartford, wife of the late Alfred J. Dorey, Jr., passed away Thursday, (May 25, 2000) in Manchester. Born August 12, 1920, in Manchester, she had resided in East Hartford for the last 50 years.

    Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the State of Connecticut Board of Education Services for the Blind.

    She was a devoted mother to two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Lee "Johnny" Platt of Manchester, Nancy and Douglas Joyce of East Hartford, with whom she made her home; a son, Richard Dorey of Boca Raton, FL; a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Dorey Flanders of Portsmouth, RI; a special sister-in-law, Louise Dory of Coventry; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William "Bill" Dorey.

    A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 31, 10 a.m. at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of CT, East Hartford Branch, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT 06108.

She m. Alfred Joseph Dorey Jr. who was b. 1 Aug 1920, Fall River, MA. 1997 lived in East Hartford, CT. They had 4 children:

  1. Sandra Dorey. She m. Lee "Johnny" Platt, 2000 in of Manchester,
  2. Nancy Dorey. She m. Douglas Joyce, 2000 in East Hartford, CT,
  3. Richard Dorey. 2000 in Boca Raton, FL,
  4. William Dorey, "Bill", died before 2000.

4.4 Norma Prentice, b. c. 1927, CT. . At home in 1930 census in Hartford, CT. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Hartford Courant, The (CT) — Tuesday, March 25, 1997 : Mrs Norma Prentice Vennart, 69. of Manchester

    VENNART. Norma (Prentice) Vennart, 69, of Manchester, wife of Elmer G. Vennart, died Monday, (March 24, 1997), at a local convalescent home. Born June 14, 1927 in Manchester, she was a life long resident and prior to retiring in 1992, was a bookkeeper at Clarke Insurance Agency, Manchester, for over 40 years. She was a member of South United Methodist Church.

    Besides her husband, Mrs. Vennart is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Vennart) Olson of Belchertown, MA., and Karen (Vennart) Pelt zer of Farmington, two grandchildren, Kristin Olson and Lindsey Peltzer, a sister, Pearl Dorey of East Hartford and several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be Thursday, (March 27), 12:30 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester . Burial will be in East Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

She m. Elmer G. Vennart. Daughters:

  1. Marsha (Vennart) Olson. 1997 in Belchertown, MA.,
    1. Kristin Olson.
  2. Karen (Vennart) Peltzer. 1997 in Farmington, CT
    1. Lindsey Peltzer.

5. Seth Prentice, b. 1859 in Portadown, Northern Ireland, and d. 5 Nov 1934 in Hartford, CT. He appears with his wife in the 1920 and 1930 census in Hartford, CT.

He m. Minnie Brown on 23 Jun 1891. She was b. 1859 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Lois Henrietta Prentice, b. 6 Sep 1898 in Manchester, CT. She m. Joseph Henry Johnston on 16 May 1917. He was b. 17 Aug 1884, Hartford, CT, and d. there 1 Mar 1950. 1920 and 1930 census in Hartford, CT. Son:
    1. George M. Johnston., b. c. 1919. At home in Hartford, CT in 1920 and 1930 census. It is unclear whether he is the George M. Johnston shown in the SSDI as b. 28 Dec 1919, obtained his SS# in CT, and d. 8 Feb 2000 in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ.

  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1892, CT. At home in Hartford, CT in the 1920 census with his wife, Morris(?). b. c. 1898, CT. Not in 1930 census. Son:
    1. Herbert J. Prentice, b. 22 Nov 1916, obtained his SS# in CT, and d. 24 Feb 1996 in Altha, Calhoun Co., FL, per the SSDI. He m. Luella and had one child:
      1. Catherine Minnie Prentice. Daughter:
        1. Heather Mazzella per her email of 9 & 11 Nov 2014.

6. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1860 and d. 16 Dec 1944, Northern Ireland.

She m. John Taylor. Children:

  1. Elizabeth Agnes Taylor, b. 2 May 1904, Northern Ireland, and d. 20 Aug 1948, Portadown, Northern Ireland. She m. John George Forde. He was b. 12 Jan 1899, Northern Ireland, and d. there 6 May 1979. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. John Joseph Forde, b. 29 Jan 1930, Portadown, Northern Ireland. He m. Miss Hewitt and had 2 sons.
    2. Thomas Henry Prentice Forde.

  2. Thomas John Taylor.

  3. William Tylor, b. 8 Jan 1902.
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Who are the Parents of Thomas Prentice?

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