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James Prentice of Scotland and Detroit, Wayne Co., MI

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James Prentice of Scotland and Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2015 and Revised 1 Sep 2015

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1. James Prentice. He was likely b. c. 1890-1897 in Scotland. He emigrated to the United States between 1923 and 1926 and appears in the 1930 census in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI.

He m. Elizabeth Weir in Scotland. She was b. 14 Nov 1898 in Scotland. Children per the 1940 census:

  1. Henrietta Prantice, b. c. 1919, Scotland. 1940 at home in Detroit.
  2. James Prantice, b. c. 1923, Scotland. 1940 at home in Detroit.
  3. Henry Prantice, b. c. 1926, MI. 1940 at home in Detroit.
  4. John Prantice, b. c. 1927-8, MI. Twin. 1940 at home in Detroit. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. David Prantice, b. c. 1927-8, MI. Twin. 1940 at home in Detroit.

2. John Prantice, b. c. 1927-8, MI. Twin. 1940 at home in Detroit. His obituary reads as follows:

    Detroit News, The (MI) - Wednesday, May 9, 2007

    Prentice John S., May 7, 2007, age 79. Dear brother of Henry S. Loving uncle of Scott, Karen, Elizabeth, Ruth, Jeanie, Millie and William. Memorial contributions to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. The family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

Who are the parents of James Prentice?

On the chance that some of James Prentice's siblings might have also emigrated t the Detroit area, we checked the census records and found the following Prentice in the 1930 and 1940 census records some of whom might be siblings:

  1. Thomas G. Prentice, b. c. 1891, Scotland. 1930 in Detroit, married, immig. 1923
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1895, Scotland. 1935 Detroit, married, immog. 1928
  3. William Prentice, b. c. 1897, Scotland. 1930 in Detroit, single, immigrated 1920.
  4. James Prentice, b. c. 1900, Scotland. 1930 in Detroit, married, immig. 1928
  5. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1902, Scotland. 1930 in Detroit, mrried, immig. 1923
  6. John Prentice, b. c. 1904, Scotland. 1930 in Detroit, married, immig. 1923

Investigation is continuing.

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