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Pete and George Prentis of Runnels Co., Texas

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Pete and George Prentis of Runnels Co., Texas
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2010 and Revised 25 Jun 2010

1. (Unknown) Prentis may have been b. c. 1840-1850 in Mexico. He was living in TX by 1885 when his sons George and Pete were born. We have no further information about him.

He m. Crizeia (sp?) who was b. c. 1850 in Mexico. She appears as a widow in the 1920 census in Runnells Co., TX, living with the family of her son, Pete, next door to the family of her son, George.

  1. George Prentis, b. c. 1875, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Pete Prentis, b. c. 1885, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

2. George Prentis, b. c. 1875, TX. In the 1920 census he and his family were living next door to that of his brother, Pete.

He m. Mary Capos(?), b. c. 1888, Mexico. Children of George and Mary in the 1920 census in Runnels Co., TX:

  1. Fidelie Prentis, b. c. 1909, TX.
  2. Mizel Prentis, b. c. 1910, TX. At home in 1920.
  3. Louise Prentis, b. c. 1913, TX.
  4. Mikel Prentis, b. c. 1914, TX.
  5. Lollie Prentis, b. c. 1915, TX.
  6. Powell Prentis, b. c. 1915, TX.
  7. Charlie Prentis, b. c. 1918, TX.

Living with George's family in the 1920 census was Necamazio Capos, Mary's mother and Georges mother-in-law.

3. Pete Prentis was b. c. 1885 in TX. He does not appear in the 1900 or 1910 census, but does appear in the 1920 census in Runnells Co., TX, with his wife and family.

He m. Unknown, b. c. 1885-1895, TX. She died before 1920 as Pete appears therein as a widower. Their children included:

  1. Elias Prntis, b. c. 1905, TX. At home in 1920.
  2. Julian Prentis, b. c. 1911, TX. At home in 1920. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Francisco Prentis, daughter, b. c. 1910, TX. At home in 1920.
  4. Susana/Susanna Prentis, b. c. 1912, TX. At home in 1920.

3. Julian Prentis, b. c. 1911, TX, and d. before 2002. At home in 1920.

He m. Jane Mary Elizabeth Schellang, b. 22 Nov 1901, New Orleans and d. 18 Jan 1976 Houston, TX. Bur. at Forest Park Cemetery on Westpark, Houston, TX (per John Casall, email, 27 Jun 2010). They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Julian C. "Duke"Prentice, b. 14 Aug 1931 New Orleans, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

4. Julian C. "Duke"Prentice, b. 14 Aug 1931 New Orleans, LA, and d. 21 Jun 2002, Houston, TX. His obituary reads as follows:

    Julian C. Prentice Duke: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
    Houston Chronicle (TX) - June 22, 2002

    JULIAN C. (DUKE) PRENTICE, age 70, passed away June 21, 2002. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 14, 1931. The only son of Julian and Jane Prentice.

    Resident of Houston, Texas for many years, Duke was of the Catholic faith. He attended St. Thomas High School and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army. Duke and his wife, Eleanor, owned and operated Spencer Road Ice House. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Lucille Anne Prentice Graham, beloved aunt Mamie, brother 9 (in-law?) John Gilbert Carughi, sister-in-law Ann Ware Carughi. Duke leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife of 24 years, Eleanor Brown Prentice, 1 son and his wife, five step-children and families, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces and families, 1 nephew and family, cousins and life-long friends, and his pet "Dutch".

    Duke was a special man who loved life and will be greatly missed. Visitation: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2002 at Earthman Bellaire Chapel, 6700 Ferris. Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 24, 2002 at Earthman Bellaire Chapel. Interment to follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, 13102 I-45 North Freeway, Houston.

Julian apparently m. Unknown and had the following children per Julian's obituary, above:

  1. Lucille Anne Prentice, deceased by 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  2. (son) Prentice, living in 2002 and married.

Julian apparently m., as her 2nd husband, Eleanor Brown c. 1978.

5. Lucille Anne Prentice,b. 12 Apr 1953, Harris Co., TX and d. 2 Nov 1993, Harris Co., TX. Information about Lucille Ann Prentice is conflicting and itappears that she married more than once according to John Casall's email of 25 Jun 2010:

  • She Roger Ray Helvy 6 Apr 1968 in Harris Co. and div. 10 Nov 1969 in Harris Co., they had 1 child.
  • She m. Thomas R. Neal 23 Nov 1969, Harris Co. and div. 11 Mar 1975 Harris Co 1 child
  • A second record has shows a re-marriage between Roger R. Helvy & Lucille Prentice on 18 Dec 1975 Harris Co.
  • She m. Ronald K. Graham 12-31-1989 Harris Co.

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