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William C. Prentice, Monroe Co., NY

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William C. Prentice, Monroe Co., NY
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2014 and Revised 20 Nov 2014

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Update of 20 Nov 2014: This article is replaced by our Winter 2014 article entitled Christopher Prentice of CT .

1. William C. Prentice, b. c. 1829-31, Monroe Co., NY, and d. 5 May 1864, Wilderness, Nicholas Co., WV. At home in 1850 census in Scott, Wayne Co., PA.

He m. Catherine J. Fritz on 21 Sep 1856, Howard, Centre Co., PA, aka Kate Fritz. She was b. c. 1836, Lock Haven, Clinton Co., PA. She was the dau. of Abram and Lucinda Fritz. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. William Franklin Prentiss, b. 15 Jan 1858, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA. . . . . . . [192.1]
  2. Augustus Prentiss, b. 2 Nov 1861, Clinton Co., PA. 1870 student in Marion, Centre Co., PA. Not in 1880 , 1900 census. 1910 Pittsburg, Allegheny Co., PA. He might be the Augustus Prentiss shown in the 1920 E. Keating, Clinton Co., PA, census as b. c. 1861 in PA, age 59, single. Not in 1930 or 1940 census by that name.
  3. Flora Florence Prentiss Prentice, b. 7 Aug 1863, Flemington, PA, . . . . . . . . . . [192.2]

192.1 William Franklin Prentiss, b. 15 Jan 1858, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA, and d. 18 Apr 1941, VA or Washington D.C.

He m. Bertha Merhling Crouse, b. 18 Jul 1875, Frederick, MD and d. 18 Nov 1961, Laurel, MD. Bertha was the dau. of Thomas Crouse (b. PA) and Wilmehlia Merhling (b. Germany). They appear in the 1910 census in Washington DC. Children:

  1. Charles Franklin Prentiss, b. 25 Aug 1896 and d. 29 May 1961. Ancestry.com shows him as b. 12 Feb 1894, Frederick, MD, and d. 30 May 1965, DC. He m. Corabell, b. 1898, DC per Ancestry.com . He may be the C. Frank Prentiss, b. c. 1898, Maryland, who appears in the D.C. census as a plumber with an 8th grade education with his wife, Cora. No children shown.
  2. William McKinley Prentiss, b. 18 Jul 1902. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [293]
  3. Mary Margaret Prentiss, b. 6 Nov 1904, DC, and d. 20 Apr 1974. 1940 at home in DC.
  4. Walter Crouse Prentiss, b. 11 Jan 1910, DC, and d. 7 Jan 1972, or 9 Jan 1970, DC. He m. Eleanor M., b. c. 1911, DC. Son per 1940 DC census:
    1. Frank Prentiss, b. c, 1936, Washington, DC.
    2. Walter Crouse Prentiss Jr., b. c. 1940, Washington DC.
  5. James Clark Prentiss, b. 25 May 1912, DC, and d. 27 Feb 1965, Dade Co., FL. 1940 at home in DC. He m. Alma Vermel Stiller on 30 Jun 1947, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC. She was b. 20 Mar 1914 and d. 7 Feb 1989.
  6. George Curtain Prentiss, b. 25 Jan 1913, DC, and d. 19 Mar 1973, Halethorpe, Baltimore Co., MD. 1940 census: a cook in the Coast Guard aboard the Patrol Boat Calypso in Baltimore, MD. Had 2 years of High School.
  7. Harry Aurturo Prentiss, b. 3 Jan 1915, DC, and d. 3 Dec 1988 in Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL (per SSDI).

192.2 Flora Florence Prentiss, b. 7 Aug 1863, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA, and d. 29 Dec 1944, Flemington. Flora had spent a few years as a young girl in the Soldiers Orphans Home at Mansfield, a school for Civil War soldiers who died or were disabled and unable to take care of their children. On September 8, 1871 she was admitted to the Soldiers Orphans Home at Mansfield from Lock Haven. She became a “sixteener” and therefore the age of discharge from the school in the year ending May 31, 1880. Her home at the time was Flemington, PA. She is listed as an alum from the school 1926-27 as Mrs. Florence Prentice (sic) Ungard, 14 Sixth Street, Lock Haven, PA.

She m. Henry Albert Ungard on 22 Aug 1880, Flemington, Clinton Co., PA. He was b. 2 Niv 1856, Queens Run, PA, and d. 7 May 1936, Flemington. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Adda C Ada K. Ungard 1882 – 1947
  2. Harry Portor Ungard 1889 – 1930

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