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Alexander Prentice of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada

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Alexander Prentice of Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2009 and Revised 11 Apr 2009

Update of 11 Apr 2009: Alexander Prentice is #4 in our Spring 2001 article entitled Alexander Prentice of Carluke, Scotland . That article now replaces this article.

1. Alexander "Alex" Prentice was b. 16 Sep 1858, Carluke, Ontario, Canada (per the 1930 census record of his son, James), and d. 6 Sep 1932. He later appears in the 1901 Canada census in the Riverside Sub District, Lisgar District of Manitoba, and the 1911 Canada census in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan:

He m. Helen/Hellen Lunan on 11 Jul 1882. She was b. 27 Feb 1860, probably in Ontario, Canada (per the 1930 census record of her son, James). Children per 1901 Canada census in the Riverside Sub District, Lisgar District of Manitoba, the 1911 Canada census in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, and Ancestry.com :

  1. Lindsay Boyce Prentice, b. Feb 27, 1883, Minden, Ontario, age 18. He m. Annie Emma Firkins on 22 May 1907. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Living son Prentice. He m. Miss Clerihue and had 2 sons and a daughter.
    2. Living son Prentice. He m. Margaret Gunn in 1943 and had 2 sons.
    3. Living son Prentice. He m. Miss Froats.
    4. Living son Prentice. He m. Miss Smyth and had:
      1. Living Prentice M
      2. Living Prentice F
      3. Living Prentice F
      4. Living Prentice F
      5. Living Prentice F
      6. Living Prentice M
    5. Florence Helen Prentice, b. 26 Apr 1908. She m. Mr. Haines and had a son and daughter.
      1. (dau.) Haines. She m. Mr. Faires.
      2. (son) Haines. He m. Miss Mayervich and had a dau. and son.
    6. George Alexander Prentice, b. 10 Jul 1909. He m. and had 2 daughters.
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Roberts and had a son and 2 daughters.
      2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Burrows and had a son and daughter.

  2. Wilbert Alexander Prentice b. Jul 18, 1884, Minden, Ontario, age 16. At home in Moosejaw in 1911. He d. 29 Apr 1917 Aubigny, France, probably in WW I.

  3. Earnest A. Prentice, b. Nov 5, 1885, Ontario, Canada. At home in Moosejaw in 1911. He m. Rose Bertha Middleton on 3 Jun 1914. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Living dau. Prentice. She m. Roscoe W. Smithey who was b. 155 Oct 1884, Johnson, IN, and d. Aug 1988. They had 2 daughters.
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Denis and had 2 daughters.
      2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Kunzli and had a son and 2 daughters.
    2. Living spm Prentice. He m. Miss Reed and had a dau. who m. Mr. Ritza.
    3. Living dau. Prentice. She m. Gordon McLachian in 1917 and had 2 daughters.
      1. (dau.) McLachian. She m. Mr. King and had a son.
      2. (dau) McLachian. She m. Mr Burnyeat and had a son and daughter.
    4. Living son Prentice. He m. Miss Russell and had:
      1. Living son Prentice M
      2. Living son Prentice M
      3. Living dau. Prentice. She m. Mr. Jenkins and had a daughter.
      4. Living dau. Prentice.

  4. John A. Prentice, b. Jul 20, 1886 or 1887, age 14. At home in Moosejaw in 1911. He m. Sarah May Rozell on 14 Sep 1912.

  5. James Stewart Prentice, b. Jul 1, 1889, Ontario, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

  6. Christina Anabella Prentice, b. Nov 22, 1893, age 7. At home in Moosejaw in 1911. She m. Percival Moir Madden on 23 Jul 1913, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Morley P. Madden, b. c. 1914. He m. Miss Johnson and had a son and daughter.
      1. Son Madden. He m. Miss Coates and had a daughter.
      2. Dau. Madden. She m. Mr. Vanmatre and had 3 daughters.
    2. Beatrice H. Madden, b. c. 1916. She m. Mr. Cooley and had a son and 2 daughters.
      1. Dau. Cooley. She m. Mr. Fithian and had a son and 2 daughters.
      2. Dau. Cooley. She m. Mr. Auer and had 3 daughters.
      3. Kemp Patrick Cooley, b. 6 Jul 1951, Myrtle Point, OR, USA.

  7. Beatrice Helen Prentice, b. Feb 11, 1896, Newmarket, Ontario, age 5, and d. 1982, Surrey, British Columbia. At home in Moosejaw in 1911. She m. Magnus Linklater in Jun 1919. Children:
    1. Living dau. Linklater. She m. Mr. Murdoch and had 2 sons and a daughter..
    2. Raymond Edwin Linklater, b. 6 Nov 1920. Plane shot down over France, probably in WW II.

  8. George L Prentice, b. Jul 6, 1899 or 1900, Minden, Ontario, age 1. Not home in 1911 census. He m. Crolyn Martha Schoppart on 12 Mar 1925. Daughter:
    1. Dau. Prentice. She m. Mr. Canby and had 2 sons.

2. James Stewart Prentice was b, 1 Jul 1889, Ontario, Canada, and d. 12 Dec 1921 per Ancestry.com . At home in Moosejaw in 1911. Ontario, Canada. He may have been in government service of some type since 2 of his children were born in India in the 1920s. James and his family appear in the 1930 census in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH where he is identified as a College Professor. He does not appear in the SSDI.

He m. Margaret Gibson McDonald on 12 Dec 1921. She was also b. in Ontario. Children:

  1. Wilbert N. Prentice, 19 Nov 1923, India, obtained his SS# in OH, and d. 3 Aug 1995 in Granville, Licking Co., OH (per 1930 census and SSDI). He m. Miss McKee. Children per Ancestry.com and Ancestry.com :
    1. Living Prentice. He m. Miss Broughton and had:
      1. (dau.) Prentice.
      2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Allen.
      3. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Boehm and had a daughter.

    2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Mattis.

    3. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Winsley and had:
      1. (son) Prentice.
      2. (dau.) Prentice.

  2. Helen A. Prentice, b. c. 1926, India.

  3. Margaret J. Prentice, b. c. 1927.

Who are Alexander Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing.

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