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Louis Prentice of Canada

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Louis Prentice of Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2007 and Revised 26 Nov 2016

1. Unknown Prentice b. c. 1810, probably Canada.

He m. Unknown. Children per Ancestry.com:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1838 in Canada.
  2. Louis Prentice, b. c. 1840 in Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  3. George W. Prentice, perhaps b, after 1840 in Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. Louis Prentice was b. c. 1840 in Canada (per 1910 and 1930 census record for his son, William and Ancestry.com ). He probably d. before 1880 as his wife appears in the 1880 census as the wife of E. William Oldfield. He may have d. before 1870 as his daughter, Josephine, appears in the 1870 census in an Orphan Asylum in Monroe Co., NY.

He m. Anna M. McKay, b. c. 1842-1845, Canada. She apparently had a later marriage to E. William Oldfield, b. c. 1838, NY. Known children of Louis and Anna:

  1. Mary Ann Prentice, b. c. 1859, Canada. In the 1880 census she is living with her mother and stepfather in Rochester, NY.
  2. John A. Prentice, b. c. 1861, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Ellen P. Prentice, b. c. 1863, Canada. In the 1880 census she is living with her mother and stepfather in Rochester, NY.
  4. William Louis Prentice, b. c. 1866, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  5. Josephine Prentice, "Josie", b. May 1867, Saginaw, Ontario, Canada. In the 1870 US census she appears in an Orphan Asylum in Monroe Co., NY. In the 1880 census she is living with her mother and stepfather in Rochester, NY. She m. John Nodecker 2 Aug 1883, Rochester, NY, per Ancestry.com.

After her husband's death, Anna appears in the 1880 Rochester, Monroe Co., NY census as the wife of E. William Oldfield, b. c. 1838, NY.

3. George W Prentice, perhaps b. after 1840 in Canada.

He m. Sophia Kerr, b. c. 1848, with her father, Mr. Kerr, b. c. 1822. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Jennie Prentice, b. 1871 in Rochester, NY.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, "Libbie" b. 1874, NY. She m. Fred S Hoxie on March 16, 1897, Rochester, NY. He was b. 1876 in Rochester, NY. He was the son of Orrin Hoxie and Annie Iola.
  3. James Prentice, b. 1876, Roichester, NY.
  4. Isabella Prentice, aka, Esebella Prentice, b. 1878 in Rochester, NY.
  5. Walter C. Prentice, b. c. 1880, Rochester, NY. He m. Ella who was b, 1891 in NY. Children:

    1. Pearl Constance Prentice, b. 23 Oct 1922, in Rochester, NY, and d. 22 Jan 2001, Rochester, age 78. She m. Edmund William Stockslader. He was b. 19 Feb 1922, in Rochester, NY, and d. 19 Jun 2002, Rochester, age 80. Navy uniform photo at Ancestry .com. 2 sons.
    2. Betty M. Prentice, b. c. 1925, Rochester, NY..
    3. Son Prentice.
    4. Dau. Prentice.
    5. Son Prentice.
    6. Son Prentice
  6. Emily A. Prentice. b. 1881 in Rochester, NY. She m. John Milne on 5 Oct 1898, in Rochester. He was b. 3 Sep 1876, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, son of David Milne (b. 1849, Canada) and Elizabeth Donald.

4. John A. Prentice, b. c. 1861, English Canada. In the 1880 census she is living with her mother and stepfather in Rochester, NY. He appears in the 1900 census in Buffalo Ward 4, Erie Co., NY with his wife and family. He does not appear in the 1910 or 1920 census and might have returned to Canada.

He m. Anna, b. c. 1859, NY. Children:

  1. Gertrude E. Prentice, b. c. 1887, NY. At home in 1900 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
  2. Lilian/Lillian Prentice, b. c. 1892, NY. At home in 1900 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
  3. Irene F. Prentice, b. c. 1897, NY. At home in 1900 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

5. William Louis Prentice was b. c. 1865 in English Canada, as were both of his parents.

He does not appear in the 1870 census, but does appear in the 1880 census in Rochester at the age of 14 (b. c. 1866) working in a Tailor Shop. He appears in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census (incorrectly indexed in 1920 as William L. Prenlice). In 1930 his occupation was a Lather in the Building Trades. 1940 census in Brighton, Munroe Co., NY as an "Inmate" in the Monroe County Infirmary & Home (for Aged). He is shown as married, but his wife is not there.

According to the 1910 census, he emigrated to the United States in 1869 at the age of 4, undoubtedly with his parents.

He m. Catherine A., b. c. 1882, NY, with both parents b. in NY.. Her father was b. in England and her mother in Ireland. Children:

  1. Elizabeth C. "Bessie" Prentice, b. c. 1907, NY. At home in Rochester, NY, in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census.
  2. Howard Prentice, b. c. 1914, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]

6. Howard Prentice, b. 27 Jun 1914, obtained his SS# in NY, and d. Oct 1986 either in Nineveh, Broome Co., NY, or FL per his obituary, below. (incorrectly indexed in 1920 as William L. Penlice). At home in Rochester in 1920 and 1930. For the origin of "Nineveh," see www.abarim-publications.com . His obitary reads as follows:

    HOWARD A. PRENTICE, 72, Blue Parrot Park, Lady Lake, FL, died Tuesday. Born in NY, he moved to Lady Lake from Nineveh, N.Y., in 1974. He was a retired poultry farmer and a Methodist. Survivors: wife, Marjorie G.; daughters, Shirley Garbett, Afton, N.Y., Susan Dwyer, Wellsboro, Pa.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg publication logo. Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - Wednesday, October 8, 1986

    He m. Marjorie G. Merritt. She was b. c. 1916, living 1986, dau. of Elmer Merritt and Mable Walling. An Ancestor Chart for Marjorie can be found at Ancestry.com . Her obituary reads as follows:

    Nineveh: Marjorie G. Prentice, 95, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2011.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Prentice; her parents, Elmer Merritt and Mable Walling Merritt; her brothers and sisters, Richard, Lois, Irma, Ruth, and Stanton. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Garbett, and Susan and Brian Dwyer; her grandchildren, Nichole Dwyer, Brett Dwyer, Richard and Patty Howe, and Alan Howe; several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; and her brother, Robert Merritt.

    Marjorie and her husband, Howard, owned and operated a poultry farm in Doraville, NY for many years. She was a longtime member of Doraville and Harpursville United Methodist churches. She enjoyed making quilts, playing golf, pool, and many card games. In their many married years together, Marjorie and Howard travelled to every state in the continental United States.

    A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Harpursville United Methodist Church, Rt. 79, Harpursville, with Pastor Sue Shields officiating. Burial will follow at Knox Cemetery in Ouaquaga. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

    Children of Howard and Marjorie:

    1. Shirley Prentice. She m. Mr. Garbett. 1986, Afton, NY
    2. Susan Prentice. She m. Brian Dwyer. 1986 in Wellsboro, PA.; Children:
      1. Nichole Dwyer
      2. Brett Dwyer,

    Also shown as grandchildren of Howard and Marjorie are (1) Richard Howe, (2) Patty Howe, and (3) Alan Howe, but the identity of their parents are not yet clear.

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