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Clarence Abner Prentis of OK

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Clarence Abner Prentis of OK
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Esq., Newsletter Editor
Spring 2018 and Revised29 Jan 2018

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1. Mr. Prentis was b. c. 1880-1885 at an unknown location and d. before 1910 where his wife appears as a widow. . He appears in 1906 in Cache, Commance Co., OK where his son, Clarence, was born. pHe m. Nannie Johnson, b. c. 1885, TX, dau. of Abner Johnson and Mary Angeline Hulsey. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Clarence Abner Prentis, b. 8 Jul 1906, Cache Twp, Commanche Co., OK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Clarence Abner Prentis, b. 8 Jul 1906, Cache Twp, Commanche Co., OK, and d. 9 Mar 1969, Loco, OK, age 62, and bur. Ringling, OK. 1910 living with her mother at with her parents and her sister in Cache Twp., Comanche Co., OK.

He m. Leona Blanche Baker in 1825 in OK. She was b. 2 Apr 1907, TX, and d. 3 Feb 1972, Loco, OK, age 64, and bur. Ringling, OK.They had six children during their marriage per Ancestry.com :

  1. Billie Nell Prentis Billie Nell Prentis was born on April 28, 1927, in Ringling, OK. She was married three times and had one daughter. She died on December 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City, OK, age 86, bur. Oklahoma City, OK. She m. 1st Quincy Meadows. Daughter:
    1. Carolyn Jean Meadows.
    She m. 2nd James Boyd. She m. 3rd James Baker, 2002 in Oklahoma City, OK.
  2. Marvin J. Prentis ("Sonny"), b. 19 Mar 1929, in OK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  3. Jackie Mel Prentis, dau., b. 22 Jun, Ringling, OK, and d. 9 Mar 2012, Pauls Valley, OK, age 78, and bur. thheere. She m. Ray Eugene Nelson in 1952 in her hometown. They had three children during their marriage. She died on March 8, 2012, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, at the age of 78, and was buried there.
  4. Lois Prentis. She m. Mr. Branch.
  5. Reno Prentis, She m. Mr. Snell.
  6. Mary Prentis. She m. Mr. Greenroyd, Moore.

3. Marvin J. Prentis ("Sonny"), b. 19 Mar 1929, in OK, and d. 26 Nov 2002, Ringling, OK, age 73. His obituary reads as follows:

    Daily Ardmoreite, The (Ardmore, OK) - Thursday, November 28, 2002: Marvin J.F. 'Sonny' Prentis

    RINGLING -- Funeral services for Marvin J.F. Prentis "Sonny", 73, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Community Fellowship Outreach Center -- Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jack Baron officiating. Interment will be at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery.

    Born March 18, 1929, in north Ringling to Clarence Abner and Blanch Naomi Baker Prentis, he died Nov. 26, 2002, at his home.

    Mr. Prentis grew up in the Ringling area and attended school at Mountain Home. He and the former Ella Mae Hammon were married in 1947, and to this union was born two daughters. He worked as a rancher-cowboy for many years, then became employed by L.E. Jones Oil Co. where he worked as a pumper for 20-plus years. On Nov. 25, 1975, he and the former Billie Joyce Pounds Cunningham were married and he acquired 12 stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Linda and granddaughter Christy.

    He is survived by his 2nd wife, Billie, of the home; five sisters, Lois Branch and Reno Snell, both of Ringling, Billie Baker, Oklahoma City, Jackie Nelson, Pauls Valley, and Mary Greenroyd, Moore; a daughter, Freida Sarratt, Idabel; 12 stepchildren, Joy Griffin, Michelle Taylor and Kim Butler, all of Walters, Clyde Cunningham, Temple, Tommy Cunningham, Comanche, Jeff Cunningham, Chattanooga, Jerry Cunningham, Apache, Billy Bob, Joe, Ricky and Timmy Cunningham and Tami Riley, all of Ringling; 31 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    Bearers will be the nephews, Kenny Snell, Larry Snell, Terry Snell, Tony Greenroyd, Mike Nelson and Carry Nelson. Services under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.

He m. 1st Ella Mae Folsom, b. ? and d. 29 Mar 2012, Oklahoma City, OK, age 78. 2 children:

  1. Frieda J. Prentis, twin, b. 11 Dec 1953 and d. 13 Jun 2004, Ringling, Jefferson Co., OK, age 51. per SSDI. She m. Mr. Sarrratt in 2012 in Oklahoma, TX.
  2. Linda Prentis, twin, b. 11 Dec 1953, OK, and d. there c. 2012, age 48. She m. Unknown.

He then married Billie Joyce Pounds on November 25, 1975, in Cooke, TX. Living in 2002 in Ringling, OK.

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