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John and Bridget Prentice of Ireland and NY

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John and Bridget Prentice of Ireland and New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2009 and Revised 11 Apr 2012

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1820, Ireland, per Census records:

  • 1860 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, and called James Prentice, Cartman, b. c. 1822, Ireland
  • 1870 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY and called John Prentice.
  • 1880, NY (Manhattan), NYC, NY.
  • Not in 1900 census.

He m. Bridget. She was b. c. 1823, Ireland per 1860 census. Not in 1900 census. Children:

  1. Georgiana Prentice, b. c. 1845, NY. Not home in 1860 census. At home in 1870 census.
  2. Sarah Prentice, b. c. 1846, NY. At home in 1860 census in Brooklyn. Not home in 1870 census.
  3. George J. Prentice, b. c. 1847, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. John Prentice, b. c. 1848, NY. At home in 1860 census in Brooklyn. Not in 1870 census. He might be the John Prentice in the 1880 Manhattan, NYC, census as an unmarried Boarder.
  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1850, NY. At home in 1860 census in Brooklyn. Not in 1870 or 1880 census.
  6. Mary C. Prentice, b. c. 1852, NY. At home in 1860 and 1870 census in Brooklyn. 1880 census in Manhattan, NYC.
  7. Martha Anne Prentice, b. c. 1853, NY. Not home in 1860 and 1870 census.
  8. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1860, NY. At home in 1860 census in Brooklyn.

2. George J. Prentice, b. c. 1847, NY. Census records:

  • 1850, West Troy, Albany Co., NY
  • 1860, not home.
  • 1870, Ossian, Livingston, NY.
  • 1880, NY (Manhattan), NYC, NY.
  • 1920, Manhattan Assembly Dist. 19, NYC, NY.
  • 1930, Manhattan, NYC, NY.

He m. Elsie A. Blatchley, b. c. 1857, NY, and d. 17 Feb 1887, Broome Co., NY. Children:

  1. George W. Prentice, b. 1868, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. George W. Prentice, b. Apr 1868 in NY, and d. in Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK. He appears in the 1900 St. John, Stafford Co., KS census and in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 Alfalfa Co., OK census. Census records:

  • 1910, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK.
  • 1910, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK.
  • 1920, Manhattan Assembly Dist. 19, NYC, NY.

He m. Hulda M., b. Dec 1875 in IN, and d. in Aline, Alfalfa Co. OK. Children (per census):

  1. Mary E. Prentice, b. Feb 1895, KS.
  2. Pearl L. Prentice, b. Apr 1897, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  3. Lowell Prentice, b. Oct 1899, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  4. Loren/Oren C. Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1899, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[6]>

George may, or may not, be a brother to William A Prentiss who also appears in the 1900 Stafford, Stafford Co., census and who was b. Sep 1873 in OH and is about 5 years younger than George.

4. Pearl L. Prentice, b. Apr 1897, KS, and d. Jun 1979, Helena, Alfalfa Co., OK.

She m. Thomas Jefferson Williams on 2 Mar 1921 in Jet, OK. He was b. 31 Oct 1898 in Manchester, Grant Co., OK. and d. Dec 1983, Helena, Alfalfa County, OK. Children:

  1. Warren Thomas Williams. He m. Jewel Christina Dupus, dau. of Leonard and Dollie Dupus. He may, or may not, be the Warren Williams shown in the SSDI as b. 5 Dec 1921, obtained his SS# in OK, and d. May 1976 at an unspecified location.
  2. Edwin Beryl Williams, b. c. 1924. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]

5. Lowell Prentice, 12 b. Oct 1899, KS. (twin). He d. 17 Aug 1988 in Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK (per SSDI). He appears in the 1930 census living next door to his parents in Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK, with his wife and family.

He m. 1st Mary. Died, before 2001.

He m. Lucy ElizabethWhiteneck c. 1921, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK. She was b. 3 Nov 1900, Aline, OK. , and children:

  1. Olin Lester Prentice, b. c. 1924, OK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5.1]
  2. Arlene Prentice, b. c. 1926, OK, and living in 2012. She m. Ernest Winfield Kiner and and had 3 Children. 2012 in Aline, OK.

5.1 Olin Lester Prentice, b. 22 Jul 1923, Aline, OK, and d.14 Feb 2012, Enid, OK. His obituary in Ancestry.com reads as follows:

    Olin Lester Prentice, Published 2-17-12, Enid News & Eagle:

    ENID — Olin Lester Prentice was born July 22, 1923, in Aline, OK and d. 14 Feb 2012. He was raised on a farm in the area. He was the son of Lowell and Lucy (Whiteneck) Prentice. Olin became a Christian at an early age.

    On July 18, 1948, Olin married Juanita Logsdon. Two children were born. Juanita died Aug. 2, 1990. Then, on Jan. 1, 1992, Olin married Marjorie Merkey Pendleton. She died May 18, 2009. Olin went to be with our Lord Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.

    Olin is survived by his children, Merle Prentice and wife Renee of Yukon, Marilyn Prentice Mathes of Midland, Texas, Carol Pendleton Taylor of Tampa, Fla., and the late Gary Pendleton. Olin’s grandchildren are Kevin Mathes, Robert Mathes, Blake Prentice, Chip Taylor, Andy Brooke Taylor and Jenny Taylor. Olin is also survived by sister, Arlene Prentice Kiner of Aline, and many nieces and nephews.

    The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Paul Syoen and Roxie Krewer for the love and care they provided to our Dad for many years. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor J. Randall Hackworth and Rev. Charles Newton officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials can be given in Olin’s name through the funeral home to Community Church of the Plains. Condolences may be offered online at www.enidwecare.com.

He m. 1st Juanita Louise Logsdon on 18 Jul 18, 1948, She was b. 8 May 1927 in Nash, OK, and d. 2 Aug 1990. They had 2 children. Children:

  1. Merle Prentice. He m. Renee and in 2012 lived in Yukon.
    1. Blake Prentice.
  2. Marilyn Prentice. She m. Mr. Mathes and in 2012 lived in Midland, Texas,
    1. Kevin Mathes,
    2. Robert Mathes,

He m. 2nd Marjorie Merkee Pendleton on 1 Jan 1992. She was b. 28 Oct 1926, Cloud Chief, OK, and d. 18 May 2009 at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Marjorie N. Pendleton-Prentice : Marjorie was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Cloud Chief, Okla., to Jacob and Blanche McKinney Merkey and died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

    She grew up on a farm near Cordell, Okla., and attended Lake Valley schools, where she played the trumpet in the school band. She became a licensed beautician at the age of 16 and married Ralph V. Pendleton on September 2, 1944. They were married for 33 years until his death on July 20, 1978. They lived in Neosho, Mo., while he was in the Army and returned to Cordell in 1946. They moved to Enid in 1952.

    Marjorie cared for children in her home and also worked in two area child care centers. She volunteered for many years at Enid Opportunity School and was a receptionist and office clerk. She was a nanny to young families, a caregiver to the elderly and those in need and spent many hours taking people back and forth to doctors' appointments. She was the manager of Garfield Battery and Electric after the death of her first husband. She was a tour guide, attended Writer's Club, played golf and went swimming at the Y three times a week for 25 years.

    She married Olin L. Prentice Jan. 1, 1992. Marj regularly attended Community Church of the Plains, served on boards/committees and sang in trios and quartets. She led worship from time to time, but she will best be remembered for her many years of teaching Sunday school to all ages.

    Marj was a lifelong learner and she loved reading, creative writing, singing and playing the organ. She enjoyed traveling, baking, growing flowers (especially roses) and collecting clocks and music boxes. She was a loving wife and grandmother, a cherished friend and a faithful child of God.

    Survivors are her husband, Olin, of the home; children, Carol Taylor of Anderson, Ind., Gary Pendleton of Enid, Okla., Marilyn Mathes of Midland, Texas, and Merle Prentice and wife Reneé of Yukon, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Amy Pendleton Scott and husband Dusty of Virginia Beach, Va., Chip Taylor and wife Lori of Tampa, Fla., Andi Brooke Taylor and Jenny Taylor of Anderson, Ind., Kevin Mathes of Houston, Texas, Robert Mathes of Arlington, Texas, and Blake Prentice of Yukon, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, Leah and Caleb Taylor of Tampa, Fla.; other surviving family members include: Joseph and Melba Jo Merkey, Jesse and Betty Merkey, Dean Ellis, Dale and Judy Pendleton, Ernest and Arlene Kiner and nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ralph; two sisters, Marietta Duncan and Edna Gattis; brother, Edwin Merkey; and son-in-law, Bill Taylor.

    The funeral service for Marjorie N. Pendleton-Prentice, 82, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. J. Randal Hackworth will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation with the family today from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Community Church of the Plains with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at ladusauevans@suddenlink mail.com.

  1. Merle Prentice and wife Renee in 2012 of Yukon,
  2. Marilyn Prentice. She m. Mr. Mathes and 2012 in Midland, TX
  3. Carol Prentice. She Gary Pendleton Taylor. In 2012 he was deceased and she was living in Tampa, FL.

6. Loren/Oren Chester Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1899, KS. (twin). Died May 1984, Waynoka, Woods Co., OK (per SSDI). He appears in the 1930 census in Elberta, Woods Co., OK, with his wife and family.

He m. Ida Mae Whiteneck who he m. 16 Mar 1921 in Aline, OK. She was b. 2 Oct 1902, Aline, OK. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children (per 1930 census and Ancestry.com)):

  1. Richard Burton Prentice, b. c. 1924, OK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]

  2. Carol Mae Prentice, b. c.1927, OK. She m. Harlow Leland Steffen. Children:
    1. (dau.) Steffen. She m. Mr. Hendricison and had 3 dau. and a son.
    2. (son) Steffen. He m. Miss Beck and had 3 daughters.
    3. (son) Steffen. He m. Miss Bell.
    4. (son) Steffen. He m. Miss Krick.

7. Omitted

8. Edwin Beryl Williams, b. 3 Jan 1924, Aline, OK, and d. 2 Oct 1994. He m. Helen Pauline Roller on 3 Dec 1944, Carmen, OK. She d. 11 Apr 1984. She was the dau. of James and Helen Roller. His obituary reads as follows:

    Edwin (Ed) Beryl Williams, age 70. pf Enid, died Sunday, October 2, 1994. Rose Croix services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday in the Anderson-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Goodhope Cometery at Helena with Masonic Graveside Rites.

    Ed was born June 3, 1924 at Aline, Oklahoma to Thomas J. and Pearl Prentice Williams and graduated from Carmen High School in 1942. He was raised in the Carmen and Helena communities. Ed and Helen Pauline Roller wer married in Carmen on December 3, 1944 and she preceded him in death April 11, 1984. He owned and operated a service station in Guymon before entering the U.S. Army in 1943. He served with the 135th Evacuation Hospital in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany and was there on VE Day and was honorably discharged at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas in April, 1946. He attended Enid Business College, entered the funeral business in 1947 and graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1949. He worked for funeral homes in Tulsa, Cushing, Chickasha, Helena, and Enid retiring in 1993. He also farmed.

9. Richard Burton Prentice, b. c. 1924, OK. His obituary of 29 Mar 2007 in the Enid News & Eagle, Enid, OK, reads as follows:

    Richard Burton Prentice, 83, was born in Aline, OK to Ida and Loren Prentice and went to be with his heavenly Father Tuesday, March 27, 2007. He owned a successful dental business in Northern California where golf was a favorite pastime, and he retired to his home state of Oklahoma.

    Richard is survived by his son, Burton; his daughter-in-law, Cindy; his grandson, Aidan; his sister, Carol; and his loving fiend, Peggy.

    A graveside service with military honors is to be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2007 in Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Ted Kuschel officiating. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Ross Health Care Hospice of Enid, 310 East Owen K. Garriott, Enid, OK 73703, (580) 213-3333 under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 3-29-1)

He m. 1st Arlene Mae Rolfs. Her obituary published 10 Apr 2009 in the Salina Journal reads as follows:

    Arlene Rolfs Prentice

    LORRAINE -- Arlene Rolfs Prentice, 82, died April 2, 2009. She was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Lorraine to Walter and Lydia Schroeder Rolfs. She was preceded in death by her sister, LaVerne Trebilcock; and brother, Melvin Rolfs. Survivors include her son, Gart Prentice, of Saratoga, Calif.; daughter, Sue (Geoffrey) Russell, of Papua, New Guinea; two grandchildren; brothers, Merle Rolfs, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Ronald Rolfs, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and sisters, Marilyn Nickel and Lois Slabach, both of Clearwater.

    Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, April 14, at First Baptist Church, Lorraine, followed by service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators or the church, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.

Children of Richard and Arlene:

  1. Sue Elizabeth Prentice. She m. Geoffrey Russell and in 2009 lived Papua, New Guinea
  2. Gart Richard Prentice. In 2009 lived in Saratoga, CA.

Richard m. 2nd Laurel Ann Minor and had:

  1. Burton Kast Prentice. Living in 2007. He m. Cindy Baim. They had 1 or more children per Richard's obituary, including:
    1. Aiden Prentice.

Richard m. 3rd Annalynne

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