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Margaret Elizabeth Prentice of Edinburgh, Scotland and Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Margaret Elizabeth Prentice of Edinburgh, Scotland and Sioux Falls, South Dakota
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2009 and Revised 7 Apr 2015

Update of 7 Apr 2015: This article is now replaced by our Winter 2004 article entitled John Prentice of Carluke, Scotland where #1 Margaret is #14.10.
We found the following family in Ancestry.com and have added obituary and census information we located:

1. Margaret Elizabeth Prentice may have been b. c. 1845-1853 in Edinburgh, Scotland and d. 12 Jan 1888 in Sioux Falls, SD.

She m. James Kennedy on 24 Dec 1870, Philadelphia, PA. He was b. 12 Aug 1841 in Rathfriland, Northern Ireland, and d. 20 Feb 1922 in Milwaukee, WI. Children:

  1. Agnes Hunter Kennedy, b. 3 Dec 1873
  2. Joseph Sloan Kennedy, b. 30 Jun 1875
  3. Thomas Prentice Kennedy, b. 30 Oct 1876
  4. Jane Sloan Kennedy, b. 16 Jul 1878. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. Margaret Elizabeth Kennedy, b. 12 Sep 1880 in Philadelphia, PA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  6. David Scott Kennedy, b. 7 Aug 1883. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

2. Jane Sloan Kennedy, b. 16 Jul 1878, PA, and d. 30 Jun 1962. She appears as "Jennie Youngclaus" in the 1920 census in Harmony, Rock Co., WI, with her husband and family. An Ancestor Chart for her can be fund at Ancestry.com .

She m. John Clark Youngclause on 17 Sep 1902. He was b. 26 Apr 1870, WI, and d. 30 Apr 1955. John is probably the son of James Youngclaus (b. c. 1832, Scotland) and his wife, Isabella (b. c. 1848, Scotland) who appear in the 1870 census in Harmony, Rock Co., WI. Isabella appears as a widow in the Harmony 1900 census living with her son John.

He appears in the 1920 census in Harmony, Rock Co., WI, with both parents b. in Scotland. Children:

  1. Isabella Clark Youngclause, b. c. 1904, WI. At home in 1920 census in Harmony, Rock Co., WI.
  2. Helen Jean Youngclause , b. c. 1907, WI. At home in 1920 census in Harmony, Rock Co., WI.
  3. Margaret Prentice Youngclause , b. c. 1911, WI. At home in 1920 census in Harmony, Rock Co., WI.

3. Margaret Elizabeth Kennedy, b. 12 Sep 1880 in Philadelphia, PA, and d. 4 Mar 1974, Whitewater, WI. 1930 census in Edgerton, Rock Co., WI.

She m. Arthur Norman Brown on 7 Jun 1921, Watertown, WI. He was b. 25 Jun 1884 in Milwaukee, WI, and d. 30 Nov 1980 in Walworth, WI. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Rachel M. Brown, b. c. 1917, WI. At home in 1930
  2. Arthur Norman Brown Jr. b. 7 May 1923, Hartford, WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

4. David Scott Kennedy, b. 7 Aug 1883.

He m. Gertrude Mae Loos. Children:

  1. James Scott Kennedy
  2. David Howard Kennedy
  3. Stuart Jerome Kennedy

5. Arthur Norman Brown Jr., b. 7 May 1923, Hartford, WI, and d. 5 Nov 1909 in Tucson, AZ. 1930 census in Edgerton, Rock Co., WI. His Obituary appears in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN "StarTribune.com" :

    Arthur Norman Brown

    Arthur Norman Brown, Age 86 died 11/5/09 in Tucson, AZ. Born May 7, 1923 in Hartford, WI, he also grew up in Durand and Mukwonago, WI.

    Art served in the U.S. Army 86th Infantry in WWII, enlisting 2/13/1943, served as a machine-gunnery sergeant, saw active combat in Europe and was in one of the few units also deployed to the Asian theater (Philippines). After active service ended March 1946, he was an officer in the Army reserves until 1960. Before and after his time in the service, Art attended Beloit College and worked for several years teaching English and geography.

    On 6/17/1950 he married Mary Gray "Midge" Orcutt whom he met at Beloit.

    After graduating from UW Madison in 1951, he began work at General Mills in the human resources department, moved to Canada in 1953 until 1957 when he returned to Minneapolis. He handled HR for the new flour mill and set up training, traveling extensively. As Director of General Mill Europe (London, 1973-1977) he worked to consolidate many different companies from many different cultures. In Minneapolis again from 1977-1985 he was Director, Corporate HR and on several occasions refused a promotion to vice president because he thought the title would make him too difficult for an average worker to approach.

    Retired in 1985. Art was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis and served as Trustee, Deacon, and Elder. In retirement he was active in his hobbies of fishing, photography, geology, archeology, golf, travel, Tohono Chul (where he served as a director) and Pima Community College.

    Survivors include Doug and Amelia Brown, Jody and Kevin Watts, Mackenzie and Ayako Brown; grandchildren Brian, Terry, Nolan and Renee.

    Many thanks to staff and friends at the Amber Lights retirement community where he enjoyed many years, and to the staff at Casa de la Luz Hospice A memorial service will be held in Tucson AZ. Interment will be in Minneapolis at a later date. Memorial contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403, or Beloit College, Office of External Affairs, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511.

He m. Mary Grey Orcutt on 17 Jun 1950. She was likely b. c. 1925-1930. Children, b. after 1950:

  1. JoAnn Elizabeth Brown
  2. Joanne Elizabeth Brown
  3. Mckenzie Alan Brown. He m. Ayako (per above obit.)
  4. Douglas Orcutt Brown. He m. Amelia (per above obit.)

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