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Charles T. Prentiss of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

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Charles T. Prentiss of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2014 and Revised 15 Jan 2015

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1. Charles T. Prentiss was b. c. 1830 in MA. He first appears in the 1850 census in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, as a tenant in the home of Elizabeth Chessman.

He m. Sarah E., b. c. 1837, MA. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Robert Woodworth Prentiss, b. 30 Jan 1857, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Abbe A. Prentiss, b. c. 1958, MI. 1880 in Baltimore, MD.
  3. Lolla L. Prentiss, b. c. 1861, NY. 1880 Baltimore, MD.
  4. Laura Prentiss, b. c. 1864, NY. 1880 in Baltimore, MD.
  5. Susan Prentiss, b. c. 1865, NY. 1880 Baltimore, MD.
  6. Gussie Prentiss, b. c. 1867, NY. 1880 Baltimore, MD.
  7. Alice M. Prentiss, b. c. 1870, NY. 1880 Baltimore, MD.
  8. Grace Prentiss, b. c. 1874, NY. 1880 Baltimore, MD.
  9. Minnie Prentiss, b. c. 1877, NY. 1880 in Baltimore, MD.

2. Robert Woodworth Prentiss, b. 30 Jan 1857, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, and d. 5 Apr 1913, Highland Park, Middlesex Co., NJ. 1880 in Baltimore, MD. 1900 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ. 1910 in Highland Park, NJ. It is interesting that he was the only son and had 8 sisters.

He m. Adah Emery Dodge on 17 Dec 1885 in Baltimore, Fairfield Co., MD. She was b. 21 Mar 1859, Worcester, Worcester To., MA, and d. 16 Sep 1930, Highland Park, NJ. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry .com . Children:

  1. Margarite H. Prentiss, b. c. 1888, Washington, DC. 1910 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ. She m. Roland R. Carter, b. c. 1880, Canada with both parents b. in Canada. Children:
    1. Robert P. Carter, b. c. 1919, NJ. 1920 at home in Nighland Park, NJ.
  2. Arthur A. Prentiss, b. c. 1891, Washington, DC. 1910 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ. Not in 1920, 1930 or 1940 census.
  3. Paul D. Prentiss, b. c. 1893, NJ. 1910 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ. 1920 at home in Highland Park, Middlesex Co., NJ. He m. Virginia, b. c. 1900, NY. 1930 in White Plains, Westchester Co., NY. 1940 in Westfield, Union Co., NJ. Son:
    1. Richard Prentiss, b. c. 1933, CT. 1940 at home in Westfield, NJ.
  4. Alanson Dodge Prentiss, b. c. 1895, NJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  5. Sharlot Prentis, b. c. 1899, NJ

3. Alanson Dodge Prentiss, b. c. 1895, NJ. 1900 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ. 1920 at home. 1940 in Highland Park, Middlesex Co., NJ, and was then a Sales Executive with 1 year of college.

He m. Margaret, b. c. 1907, Trenton, NJ, and d. 4 Nov 1993, Orlando, FL. She is shown with 4 years of High School in 1940 census. Her obituary reads as follows:

    MARGARET BRIGHAM PRENTISS: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - Friday, November 5, 1993

    MARGARET BRIGHAM PRENTISS, 86, Houston Place, Orlando, died Thursday, Nov. 4. Mrs. Prentiss was a homemaker. Born in Trenton, N.J., she moved to Central Florida in 1953. A member of Church of the Messiah Episcopal Church, she also belonged to Bay Hill Country Club, Orlando Country Club and the Citrus Club. Survivors: daughter, Virginia Sorg, Massillon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Orlando.

Children of Alanson and Margaret:

  1. Nancy A. Prentiss, b. c. 1928, NJ 1940 in Highland Park, Middlesex Co., NJ, and d. before 1993.
  2. Virginia Prentiss, b. c. 1933, NJ 1940 in Highland Park, Middlesex Co., NJ. She m. Mr. Sorg and in 1993 lived in Massillon, OH.

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