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William Prentice of Scotland and Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York

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William Prentice of Scotland and Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2012 and Revised 21 Jul 2016

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1. William Prentice was b. Aug 1844 in Scotland. He emigrated to America in 1848 as a 4 year old child. He appears in the 1870 census in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ, with his wife and family. He appears in the 1900 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.

He m. Mary A. in 1865. She was b. Dec 1846, NY, with both of her parents born in Ireland. Not in 1910 and later census. Children:

  1. Hiram Prentice, b. c. 1866, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Joseph A. Prentice, b. c. 1869, NY. 1870 at home in Jersey City. 1900 not home and not in 1900 and later census.
  3. William Prentice, b. Jan 1881, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Also appearing in the 1870 household is Judy Welsh, b. c. 1804, Ireland, perhaps Mary's mother.

2. Hiram Prentice, b. c. 1866, NY. 1870 at home in Jersey City. 1900 census in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, with his wife and family. Not in 1910 and later census.

He m. Rosina, b. Aug 1878, NY, with both parents b. in Ireland. Children:

  1. Frank P. Prentice, b. c. 1899, NY. 1900 at home in Brooklyn. He is probably the Frank Prentice from Brooklyn shown in the 1915 NY State Census in the NY Juvenile Asylem with his brother, Hiram. 1920 census in Brookly with his wife, Florence J., b. c. 1900 NY; living with them in 1920 was his brother Hiram. 1930 in Brooklyn with his wife and children. 1940 in NY, Kings Co., NY, with his wife and daughter:
    1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1922, NY. 1930 at home in Brooklyn. 1940 at home.
    2. Frank Prentice, b. c. 1924, NY. 1930 at home in Brooklyn. 1940 not home.
  2. Hiram Prentice, b. c. 1903, NY, He is probably a son of Frank and Rosina from Brooklyn shown in the 1915 NY State Census in the NY Juvenile Asylem with his brother, Frank. 1920 census in Brooklyn living with his brother, Frank. 1930 in Brooklyn with his wife, Wilhemina (Vessinmeyer?), b. c. 1907, NY, with both parents b. in NY (A Mary Vessinmeyer was living with them in 1940. She was b. c. 1874, NY, called "mother" and was widowed; no children shown. 1940 in NY, Queens Co., NY. Son:
    1. Richard Prentice, b. c. 1936, NY. 1940 at home.
  3. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1900, NY. 1900 at home in Brooklyn. Not in 1910 and later census.

3. William Prentice, b. Jan 1881, NY. 1900 at home. in Brooklyn. 1910 in Brooklin with his wife and son, John; also with his niece, Anna, A. Lutz, b. c. 1891, NY. 1925 State Census in Brooklyn. 1930 in Queens, Queens Co., NY. He appears in the 1940 census in New York, Queens Co., NY, with his wife and family.

He m. Catherine/Katie, b. c. 1879, Brooklyn. Children:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1908, Brooklyn. 1930 and 1940 at home.
  2. Christina Prentice, b. c. 1911, Brooklyn. 1930 at home. Living in 1996. She m. Joseph Bailey. 1940 shown as married, but living with her parents and without her husband present. 1996 in PA.
  3. William Francis Prentice, b. 15 Oct 1920, Brooklyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

4. William Francis Prentice, b. 15 Oct 1920, Brooklyn, NY, and d. 9 Nov 1996, Columbus, OH. 1930 and 1940 at home. His obituary reads as follows:

    Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Saturday, November 16, 1996: William F. Prentice

    William F. Prentice, 76, passed peacefully to God Saturday, November 9, 1996. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Virginia and his brother John. He is survived by his children Susan and William; daughter-in-law Sharon; sister Christine and brother-in-law Joseph of Pennsylvania; niece Mariann (Anthony); nephews Kevin (Lynne), James and Greg.

    Bill was employed by Den-Tech Ceramics and was retired after more than 30 years with Lazarus. A native of Brooklyn/Queens, NY, Bill was a World War II Veteran and active in the Republican Party, PTA, Reynoldsburg Senior Citizens, Neighborhood Watch and the lives of everyone he met.

    A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 1996 at Grace Lutheran Church, 4500 Refugee Road. Pastor Ronald Hagedorn officiating. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Homecare, 92 Northwoods Blvd., Columbus, 43235, in his memory. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave.

William m. Virginia, Her obituary reads as follows:

    Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Monday, January 1, 1996: Virginia Prentice

    Virginia Prentice, a former Columbus Board of Education member who opposed busing children for racial balance in the 1970s, died Saturday in Mount Carmel East Hospital. She was 74.

    Prentice, a graduate of Bexley High School, attended Ohio State University and served as president of parent- teacher associations at Yorktown Middle School and Walnut Ridge High School. She was elected to the school board in 1969 and served 12 years, including two stints as board president. Before her retirement in the 1980s, she had worked for 12 years as a senior officer at Bank One.

    She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William F. of Columbus; a daughter, Susan Prentice of Bexley; and a son and daughter-in law, William and Sharon Prentice of Reynoldsburg.

    Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, 4500 Refugee Rd.

Children of William and Virginia:

  1. Susan Prentice. 1996 in Bexley, OH.
  2. William Prentice. He m. Sharon. 1996 in Reynoldsburg, OH.

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