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John Prentice of Ireland and New York

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John Prentice of Ireland and New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2015 and Revised 2 Apr 2015

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1. John Prentice was b. c. 1820 in Ireland and moved to New York where he may have died. 1860, 1870 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. 1880 in New York City, NY.

He m. Bridget, b. c. 1830 in Ireland and may have d. in New York. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Georgiana Prentice, b. c. 1845, NY. 1870 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.
  2. Sarah Prentice , b. c. 1846, NY. 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, at home.
  3. George J. Prentice, b. c. 1847, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. John Prentice, b. c. 1848, NY. 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, at home. He may be the John Prentice, b. c. 1849, NY, who appears in the Brooklyn census with his wife, Emma, b. c. 1850, NY. Children:

    1. Dau. Prentice, b. c. 1869, NY.
  5. James Prentice, b. c. 1850, NY. 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, at home.
  6. Mary C. Prentice, b. c. 1850, NY. 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. 1880 in New York City, NY.
  7. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1853, NY. 1860, 1870 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.
  8. Eliza Prentice, b. c. 1860, NY. 1860 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, at home.

2. George J. Prentice, b. c. 1847, NY, and d. before 1880, NY. 1880 in New York City, NY, living with his parents and divorced.

He m. Elise A. Blatchley. She was b. c. 1854, Windsor, Broome Co., NY, and d. 17 Feb 1887, BroomeCo., NY. Dau. of Leander Blatchley (1839-1906) and Lorilla Luella Pease (1836-1889). Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. George W. Prentice, b. Apr 1875, Windsor, Broome Co., NY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. George W. Prentice, b. Apr 1875, Windsor, Broome Co., NY.

He m. Hulda M. who was b. Dec 1876, IN, and d. in Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK. Children:

  1. Mary E. Prentice, b. Feb 1895, St. John, Stafford Co., KS. 1920 in Aline, Alfalfalfa Co., OK.
  2. Pearl L. Prentice, dau., b. Apr 1898, St. John, Stafford Co., KS. 1920 in Aline, Alfalfalfa Co., OK.
  3. Loren Chester Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1899, St. John, Stafford Co., KS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  4. Lowell Lester Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1899, St. John, Stafford Co., KS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]

4. Loren Chester Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1899, St. John, Stafford Co., KS, and d. 18 May 1984, Enid, Garfield Co., OK.

He m. Ida May Whiteneck, b. 2 Apr 1902, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK, and d. 18 Jun 1994, Enid, Garfield Co., OK.. Her Ancestry.com tree is Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Carol Prentice, b. 1926 near Aline, OK, and d. 24 Jul 2012, Ponca City, OK. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Carol Prentice Steffen Published 7-29-12: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Enid News and Eagle (OK) - Sunday, July 29, 2012 Deceased Name: Carol Prentice Steffen Published 7-29-12 ENID — The graveside service for Mrs. Carol Prentice Steffen will be 9 a.m. Tuesday July 31, 2012, in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Cynthia Hendrickson will officiate. Arrangements are under direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. Viewing is available at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. The family will receive guests at the funeral home 7-8 p.m. Monday, July 30.

      Carol Prentice Steffen was born in 1926 on a farm near Aline, Oklahoma, to Loren and Ida (Whiteneck) Prentice and died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

      She attended the rural Prairie Bell School of Woods County. She attended Cleo Springs and Aline high schools, graduating in 1943 as salutatorian of her class. In 1942, she was basketball queen of Aline High School. She was a student at Northwestern State College, Alva, from 1943-1947, graduating with a B.S. degree in education. While a student there, she was a member of Delta Sigma Epsilon Sorority, Little Theatre and Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society in education.

      After graduation, she taught in the elementary school system at Medicine Lodge, KS. She then returned to Alva and served as secretary to the president of Northwestern State College. She served as secretary of the Northwestern Alumni Association.

      In 1952, she and H. Leland Steffen were married in Alva. They lived at Oklahoma City, where she taught at Nichols Hills Grade School.

      They moved to Enid in 1957, where she was active in the Women's Auxiliary of Garfield County Medical Society, holding various offices as president, secretary and treasurer. She was a Sunday school teacher for 10 years in churches in Oklahoma City and Enid. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and served two years as a group leader of Women's Missionary Union. She was an employee of Emmanuel Baptist Church, working in the church nursery for seven years. She was a longtime member of Monday Morning Bible Study.

      She did volunteer work with Enid Mobile Meals, Hospitality House, Methodist Nursing Home and Enid Literacy Council. She was active in her children's school activities, serving as homeroom mother, Camp Fire group leader and Boy Scout den leader. She assisted her children in 4-H Club work and was also a member of several bridge clubs.

      She is survived by a daughter and three sons: Cynthia Hendrickson of Ponca City; Dr. Brent Steffen and wife, Janet, of Kearney, Nebraska; Dr. Prentice Steffen of Napa, California; and Dr. Mark Steffen and wife, Deanna, of Hutchinson, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Melody Bradley, Lisa Murphy, Jennifer Vaughan, Matthew Hendrickson, Sarah Gierhan, Allison Stark and Caitlin Steffen, Collen Steffen and Jessica Steffen; and two great-grandsons, Wesley and William Vaughan.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law and a brother.

      Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, cancer research, with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be made to the family online at Brown-Cummings.com. (Submitted by family)

    She m. H. Leland Steffen in 1952, Alva. OK. Children:

    1. Cynthia Steffan. She m. Mr. Henrikson of Ponca City.
    2. Dr. Brent Steffen and wife, Janet, of Kearney, NE.
    3. Dr. Prentice Steffen of Napa, CA.
    4. Dr. Mark Steffen and wife, Deanna, of Hutchinson, KS.
  2. Richard Burton Prentice, b. 17 Aug 1923, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK, and d. 27 Mar 2007, Enid, Garfield Co., OK. He m. 1st Arlene Mae Rolfs (1926-2009) on 12 Jan 1948 and had a son and daughter. He m. again on 14 Feb 1969 and had a son. He m. again on 5 May 1973.

5. Lowell Lester Prentice, b. 12 Oct 1899, St. John, Stafford Co., KS. and d. 17 Aug 1988, Aline, Alfalfalfa Co., OK.

He m. Lucy Elizabeth Whiteneck on 2 Mar 1921. She was b. 3 Nov 1900, Aline, Alfalfa Co.,OK, and d. there 27 Aug 1991, Ancestor Chart is: Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Olin Prentice, b. 22 Jul 1923, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK, and d. 14 Feb 2012, Enid, Garfield Co., OK. He m. Juanita Logsden and had 1 son and 2 daughters.
  2. Arlene Faith Prentice, b. 10 Sep 1926, Aline, Alfalfa Co., OK, and d. 2 Apr 2009, Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., CA, under her Prentice surname.

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