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Edward Tyler Bradley Prentice of Brattleboro, Windham Co., Vermont

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Edward Tyler Bradley Prentice of Brattleboro, Windham Co., Vermont
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2010 and Revised 13 Apr 2010

Update of 13 Apr 2010: Edward "Ned" Tyler Bradley Prentice's parents are Martha Prentice and Edward Tyler who appear as married in the 1870 census in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. They later divorced and Edward assumed the Prentice surname. Ref: Vermont Death Records . They are #29.12(vi) in our Henry eBook. That now replaces this article.

1. Edward "Ned" Tyler Bradley Prentice was b. 14 May 1869, Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, and d. 30 Jan 1914 under the name of Ned Prentice aka Edward Tyler Prentice of "Catarshal Pneumonia", age 44, per Vermont Death Records . He may be the Edward Prentice, b. c. 1870, United States, who is shown in the 1910 census in Brattleboro as divorced and an inmate/patient at an institution called the Brattleboro Retreat. A Google search shows it to be a private psychiatric hospital founded in 1834, originally known as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. His Death Record says he was divorced at the time of his 1914 death.

He m. Mary Garrity on 23 Dec 1899 in Brattleboro. She was b. 6 Mar 1876, Milltown, Co. Clare, Ireland, immigrated to American sometime before 1899, and d. 1 Sep 1980 per IGI. She was the one of the 12 children of Patrick Garrity and Bridget Neviah; more about them, their descendants and their Ancestor Charts can be found in the IGI and Ancestry.com.

It is unclear whether she is the Mary Prentice shown in the 1900 census in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT, as b. May 1880, Ireland and who is shown as a servant, married, but no husband is shown. It shows her immigration from Ireland to America in 1893.

It is probable that the children of Edward and Mary are shown in the 1910 and 1920 Brattleboro census in the home of Charles Smith and Anna Smith where they are called nieces and nephews in 1910 and called adopted children in 1920. Anna Smith was born in Ireland and is probably a sister to Mary Garrity. Children shown:

  1. Beatrice Sarah Prentice, b. 10 Aug 1903, Brattleboro, and d. there 13 Dec 1965. At home in 1910 and 1920 in Brattleboro. She m. Gardner James Coyle of Springfield, MA, on 7 May 1923 in Brattleboro. He was b. 30 Jul 1903, ME and d. 11 Oct 1988 at an unspecified location per SSDI. He was an Ironworker, son of Henry Philip Coyle (b. Canada) and Ella Coloumbe (b. ME). They appear in the 1930 census in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Daughter:
    1. Geraldine Coyle, b. c. 1926, MA. 1930 at home in Springfield, MA.
    Beatrice apparently m. 2nd a Mr. Bokum as that is her surname on her Vt Death Certificate at Vermont Death Records .

  2. Bridget Prentice, b. 11 May 1908, VT, and d. 4 Dec 1983 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT per Vermont Death Records . At home in 1910 and 1920 in Brattleboro. Occupation: Sales clerk. She did not marry.

  3. Loretta B. (Bridget?) Prentice. See Bridget Prentice, above, who is called "Loretta Prentice" in the 1920 census.

  4. Anna Elizabeth Prentice, b c. 1907, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

  5. Charles Edward Prentice, b. c. 1908, VT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. Anna Elizabeth Prentice, (called Elizabeth Ann Prentice on her VT Death Record) b 26 Sep 1906, VT, and d. Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT. Bur. in St. Michael Cem., Brattleboro. At her death she was a Laundry Worker. At home in 1910 and 1920 in Brattleboro.

She m. Mr. Gray. He prececeased Anna as she is called Widowed in her VT Death Record. The "Informant" on Anna's death record is Donald Gray of Indian Acres, Hinsdale, NH. Since her husband was deceased, Donald Gray might be their son.

3. Charles Edward Prentice, b. 12 Dec 1908, Brattleboro, Chittenden Co., VT, and d. 25 Aug 1966, age 57, Windsor,Windsor Co., VT, of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. His death record shows his death as a ""Pending Suicide." Bur. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Enfield, NH. (Called Edward Charles Prentice in 1920 census). At home in 1910 and 1920 in Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT.census. His occupation at death was a Machinist at a Machine Tool business. He is probably the Charles E. Prentice shown in the 1930 census in Keene, Cheshire Co., VT, as a lodger, single, b. c. 1908, VT, with his father b. in VT and mother in Ireland.

In 1934, living in Lebanon, NH, he m. May Emily Knight on 29 Nov 1934 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT, at the age of 27. He was then a Meat Manager, A&P. Ref: Vermont Marriage Records . She was a School Teacher, b. c. 1912, Endfield, NH, and was the dau. of Milo Knight (b. New London, NH) and Vennie Goss (b. Meriden, NH).

Milo Knight is probably the Milo L. Knight, who appears in the 1900 census in Canaan, Grafton Co., NH, as b. May 1881 in NH.

Who are Edward Tyler Bradley Prentice's Parents?

The IGI identifies his parents as Edward Tyler and Martha C. Prentice but fails to provide any additional information about them.

Investigation is continuing.

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