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George Loveland Prentiss of New Jersey

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George Loveland Prentiss of New Jersey
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2009 and Revised 1 Sep 2011

Update of 4 Dec 2009: Although further investigation is required for confirmation, we have tentatively identified him as the son of George Mellen Prentiss who is #221 in our Henry Prentice eBook.

1. George Loveland Prentiss Jr. may have been b. c. 1863-1865, apparently in New Jersey according to the 1930 census record for his son, Theron (see also Stan Doremus, email, 15 Feb 2009). He was a graduate of Columbia Law School and a member of the legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. He later served as Treasurer of Parson Mfg. Co.

He m. Mary Carter Doremus on 25 Apr 1888. She was b. 23 Jul 1866 and was the dau. of Theron Smith Doremus (1823-1871) and Sarah Carter. For their roots, see Rootsweb.Ancestry.com

Children of George and Mary:

  1. Theron/Thomas Loveland Prentiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Elizabeth Vincent Prentiss, b. Jan 14, 1895. She m. Henry Ware Jones, Jr. on 2 Mar 1916. He was b. c. 1895. Her engagement announcement at query.nytimes reads as follows:

      "Mr. and Mrs. George Loveland Prentiss of 228 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Vincent Prentiss to Henry Ware Jones. Mr. Jones, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ware Jones, also of Upper Montclair. No date has been mentioned for the wedding."

    Children of Henry and Elizabeth:

    1. Henry Ware Jones, III, b. 22 Nov 1921. Edward B. Jones' email of 13 Oct 2010 mentioned that Henry "has just remarried at age 89." He also says that his father told him that Henry's birthday was in November.
    2. Barbara Jones, b. 22 Mar 1922.
    3. Edward Tinkham Jones, b. 1 Apr 1926. He had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Edward B. Jones per his email of 13 Oct 2010.

The following information is based on California Death Records and the obituary of Peter Doremus Prentiss which appeared in the 5 Aug 2003 issue of the Sacramento Bee:

2. Theron/Thomas Loveland Prentiss, b. 28 Sep 1897, NJ and d. 11 Aug 1963 in Hayward, Alameda Co., CA at the age of 65 (per SSDI). His mother's maiden name was Doremus and the 1930 census says she was b. in Maine. Theron does not appear in the 1900, 1910 or 1920 census. He appears in the 1930 Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA census.

He m. Helen McNealy on 2 Apr 1919; she was b. who was b. c. 1897, Providence, RI (per Stan Doremus, email, 16 Feb 2009). Children per census and obituary:

  1. Peter Doremus Prentiss, b. c. 1939, Berkeley, CA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Theron Prentice, living in 2003.
  3. Betty Prentis, b. c. 1922,CA
  4. Teddy Prentis, b. c. 1925, CA. He might be the same person at Theron Prentice, above.
  5. Ann Prentis, b. c. 1928-9, CA
  6. Helen Elizabeth Prentiss, b. 25 Jan 11922 per Rootsweb.Ancestry.com

3. Peter Doremus Prentiss, b. c. 1939 and d. 3 Aug 2003 in Folsom, Sacramento Co., CA. His obituary calls him a resident of Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA. A graduate of Berkeley High School and the University of Pacitic. He was a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Seulchre. Funeral at Green Valley Mortuary, Cameron Park, El Dorado Co., and interment in Green Valley, Cemetery.

Peter m. Pamela. Children:

  1. Christopher Prentiss.
  2. Laura Prentiss.

Also living with the family is Elsie Prentice, called his mother. However, in #2, above, we show his mother as Helen McNealy. Perhaps Elsie is a step-mother.

Who are George Loveland Prentice's Parents

The 1930 census shows Theron's father as b. in NJ and his mother as b. in ME. The Phi Delta Phi Directory gives George's name as George Loveland Prentiss Jr. giving a strong indication that it was also his father's name.

We note that in our Henry eBook, #221 (Based on Binney's 1883 Prentice book, pg. 136) is George Mellon Prentiss, b. 23 Jan 1819. He m. Emily Loveland and had a son, George Prentiss. No further information appears in Binney's 1883 book. However, that son, George Prentiss, b. after 1860, could well have had his mother maiden surname, "Loveland", as his middle name.

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