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John Prentice of South Africa

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John Prentice of South Africa
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2011 and Revised 14 Aug 2011

See now Robert Prentice of New Monkland, Fall 2008. That article replaces this article.


We found the following family at Ancestry.com . If you have any information about the folks mentioned in this article, please send your information to us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

1. John Prentice might have been born between 1860 and 1865. Where he was born is not yet known. We do know that his wife, Minnie, died c. 1862 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, so it might be reasonable that, at least for some period time, he lived in South Africa, perhaps in or near Johannesburg.

He m. Minnie Eliza Smithen. She was b. 13 Feb 1864 at an unknown location, adn d. c. 1962 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Her father, John Pennington Smithen, was b. 8 Mar 1836(?) in Wells, Norfolk, England, and d. 16 May 1892 in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Minnie's younger sister, Edith, was b. 2 years after Minnie in Stanley, Falkland Islands.

John Prentice and Minnie Elizabeth Smithen had at least 2 sons per Ancestry.com :

  1. Alexander John Prentice, b. c. 1895 and d. c. 1962, but we do not know where.
  2. David Percy Prentice, b. c. 1896 and d. c.1960 in Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa.

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