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Eldred H. Prentiss

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Eldred H. Prentiss
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2014 and Revised 13 Apr 2014

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1. Eldred H. Prentiss, b. Dec 1850 and d. after 1930, probably in Upton, Worcester Co., MA census where he was living with the family of his son, Leroy, at the time of the 1930 census. Eldred appears in the 1880, 1900, 1920 and 1930 Upton, Worcester Co., MA census with his wife.

He m. Lucy A. Childs b. Jun 1853. The IGI indicates they were married on 15 Jul 1870. Lucy was the dau. of Chandler F. Childs and Louisa McFarland. An Ancestor Chart for Lucy can be found at Ancestry.com . Their children, as indicated by the 1880 census, were:

  1. George F. Prentiss, b. Sep 1871, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Alice A. Prentiss, b. c. 1878, MA
  3. LeRoy W. Prentiss, b. Sep 1891, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

There were quite likely additional children born to Eldred between 1880 and 1900, but we do not know what their names might be.

2.. George Flagg Prentiss, b. Sep 1871, MA. He appears in the 1900 and 1920 Worcester Co. census with his wife and family. 1940 in Upton, Worcester Co., MA.

He m. Mae/Mary B. Warren (dau. of Albert E. Warren), b. May 1874, MA. Children:

  1. Mildred G. Prentiss, b. Dec 1892, MA
  2. Alice E. Prentiss, b. Mar 1898, MA.
  3. Albert E. Prentiss b. Jan 1900, MA. Not in 1920 or 1930 census. He appears in the 1940 census in Upton,Worcester Co., MA, census as a Lineman for a Railroad with an 8th grade education, and with his wife, Lois A., b. c. 1900, MA. Albert is not in the SSDI.
  4. George E. Prentiss, b. 6 Jul 1903 and d. Dec 1978, Upton, Worcester Co. MA (per census and SSDI). At home, unmarried, in 1930 census. 1940 in Upton, Worcester Co., MA.

3. LeRoy W. Prentiss, b. Sep 1891, MA. He appears in the 1900 and 1920 Worcester Co. census with his wife and children.

He m. Emma Aldrich, b. c. 1891, MA. Children:

  1. William A. Prentiss, b. c. 1913, MA. At home in 1930. Died bef. 1999 in Upton.
  2. Edward L. Prentiss, b. c. 1915, MA. At home in 1930. Died bef. 1999 in Upton.
  3. Beatrice L. Prentiss, b. c. 1918, Upton, MA and d. 26 Nov 1999 in St. Camillus Health Center Nursing Home, Whitinsville section of Northbridge. She m. Frank Libbey who d. in 1958. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery. Children:
    1. Frank Libbey of Sutton, MA
    2. William "Billy" Libbey of Seabrook, NH
      1. Sean Libbey (per email of 18 Feb 2002; upton197@hotmail.com)
      2. Brenda Libbey who m. Mr. Teachout of Upton.
    3. Robert J. Prentiss, b. c. 1927, Upton and living there in 1999 (per obit. of Beatrice).

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