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Irv Prentice, North Bend, Coos Co., Oregon

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Irv Prentice, North Bend, Coos Co., Oregon
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2015 and Revised 2 May 2015

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A. C. Frank Prentice or Clarence Franklin Prentice, b. 1846, IA, and d. 21 Jun 1919, Ashtabula, OH, (or a widowed, retired Coal Miner, d. 27 Jun 1923, Des Moines Twp., IA). The IA census indicates for 1 of those men that his father was b. in Canada and mother in IL.

He m. Ann, b. c. 1851, IA. She may be the same person as Angeline Young, "Annie", b. 13 Dec 1851, Logan Harrison Co., IA, and d. 16 Jun 1943, Whitier, Los Angeles Co., CA.

1. William A. Prentice, b. c. 1868, IA, and d. 6 Nov 1946, Spokane, WA. 1900 in Neligh, Antelope Co., NE. 1920 in Monticello, Napa Co., CA, and the driver of a Mail Stage. Ub 1940 in Alpha, Lewis Co., WA, he was a farmer with a chicken farm.

He m. Margaret Viola Ray Keith , "Maggie," on 30 Nov 1891, Neligh, Antelope Co., NE. She was b. 30 Aug 1871, Neligh, NE, and d. Dec 1942, Spokane, WA. Children per Ancestry.com .

  1. Ray Ivyl Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1892, Plainview, Pierce Co., NE. 1910 in Addy, Stevens Co., WA.
  2. Pearl Ludena Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1894, Niebrara, Knox Co., NE, and d. 20 Decc1960, Santa Clara, CA. She m. 1st. Ollie Alphonso Grenier (1888 – 1962). Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Donald Thomas Grenier 1915 – 1988. He m. Irma Fae Smith (1915-2004)
    2. Margaret Helen Grenier 1917 – 1991. She m. Mr. Kane.

    Pearl m. 2nd Simon Shaver Errington (1890 – 1972). Children:

    1. Son Errington.
    2. Edward Arthur Errington 1922 – 1994

  3. Adelphus Irwin Prentice, b. 2 Nov 1896, Niebara, Knox Co. NE, and d. 6 Oct 1924, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.
  4. Dell I. Prentice, b. c. 1899, NE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. Chauncey A. Prentice, b. c. 1902, WA. 1910, age 8, in Addy, Stevens Co., WA. 1930, age 28, in Monticello, Napa Co., CA.

2. Dell J. Prentice, b. 2 Nov 1898, IL, and d. Jan 1977, North Bend, Coos Co., OR. 1910, age 11, in Addy, Stevens Co., WA. 1920 living with his wife with her parents in Columbia, Stevens Co., WA.

He m. Julia Edna Smith on 29 May 1918, Kootenai, ID. She was b. c. 1901, WA. Children:

  1. Irwin Lee Prentice, b. 19 Oct 1923. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. Irwin Lee Prentice, aka, Irv L. Prentice, b. 19 Oct 1923. In the 1930 and 1940 census he was living with his grandparents, William and Margaret Prentice in Alpha, Lewis Co., WA. In 2012 he was living in North Bend, Coos Co., Oregon as Irv Prentice where his wife died in 2012. A Google search identifies him as the owner of "Irvs Jewelers" at 3709 Fir St., North Bend, OR 97459-1005, Tel. 541-6255.

He m. 1st Alice May Cassidy on 1 Aug 1947, WA, per Wash. Co. Marriages /

He m. 2nd Virginia, b. 15 Oct 1930, San Jose, CA, and d. 6 Jan 2012, North Bend, OR, age 81 years. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Virginia Prentice: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, World, The (Coos Bay, OR) - Saturday, January 14, 2012.

    Deceased Name: Virginia Prentice. Oct. 15, 1930 - Jan. 6, 2012.

    Virginia was born Oct. 15, 1930, in San Jose, Calif. She passed away peacefully Jan. 6, 2012, in North Bend, from complications of congestive heart disease.

    Virginia was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. Some of her many achievements were being president of the North Bend Chamber of Commerce in 1977 and Woman of the Year; Delta Kappa Gamma Society 1979; she served 12 years as the North Bend Merchant Association director at Pony Village Mall; J.C. Penney company sales associate, manager and advertising manager; and PTA member for the North Bend schools.

    Virginia's hobbies included sewing, knitting, cooking, bead stringing, outdoor activities, road trips and just enjoying life to it's fullest. Virginia was loved by members of her family and community and she will be deeply missed.

    Virginia is survived by her husband of 58 years, Irv Prentice; son, Jim Prentice and his wife, Karen; son, Don Prentice and his wife, Peggy; daughter, Jenny and her husband, Gary; sisters, Jody and Jacqueline; her beloved grandchildren; and close friend Connie.

    At her request, no public services will be held for Virginia Prentice, 81, of North Bend. Private cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. A private inurnment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Coos Bay at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Children of Irv and Virginia:

  1. Jim Prentice and his wife, Karen.
  2. Don Prentice and his wife, Peggy.
  3. Jenny and her husband, Gary.

Who are William A. Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing.

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