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George D. Prentiss of Uniondale, PA

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George D. Prentiss of Uniondale, Chester Co., PA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2000 and Revised: 8 Jun 2008

Update of 8 Jun 2008: This article is now replaced by our Summer 2008 article about Robert Prentice of Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA .

1. George D. Prentiss was b. May 1860 in PA. He appears in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Avondale, Chester Co., PA census. The 1900 census shows both of his parents as born in PA. In the 1900 and 1920 census George and his wife are living next door to his wife's parents, David and Sarah Pyle.

He m. Mary Elizabeth Pyle. She was b. Aug 1868 in West Marlborough, Chester Co., PA. Skhe was the dau. of David Franklin Pyle (1835-1923) and Sarah Jane Shaw (1847-1926). Additional ancestors for her going back to 1594 in Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England, can be found at Ancestry.com: Public Member Trees .

Children of George and Mary::

  1. Harold I. Prentiss, b. Apr 1891, PA. . . . . . [2]

2. Harold Ira Prentiss, b. Apr 1891, Kennett Square, Chester Co., PA, and d. Jul 1970, Ocean City, Cape May, NJ..

He m. Marjorie Woodward, b. c. 1891, PA. They appear in the 1930 census in Avondale, Chester Co., PA with their children:

  1. Robert Barnard Prentiss, b. 31 Oct 1914, PA. . . . . . . [3]
  2. H. Kenneth Prentiss, b. c. 1920, DE. He m. and had:
    1. James/Jimmie Prentiss
    2. Randy Prentiss
  3. Mary Louise Prentiss, b. c. 1925, DE. She m. Robert Powell.
  4. Norma W. Prentiss, b. c. 1926, DE. She m. Robert Herbert and she m. Otto Larson.

3. Robert Barnard Prentiss, b. 31 Oct 1914, PA, and d. 3 Mar 1984, GA (per wife's obit., SSDI and Ancestry.com: One World Tree ). 1920 in Wilmington Ward 9, New Castle, DE. 1930 in Avonbdale, Chester Co., PA.

From her obituary, we know that he m. Arnita M. Markley who was b. 1 Feb 1919 in Newtown Square, PA and d. 21 May 2005 in Vergennes Residential Care Home, Vergennes, West Chester, VT. She was the dau. of Arundel and Caroline Thomas Markleyand had lived in VT for the 3 years preceding her death. She was a member of Century Club in West Chester, Pa., and a hospital volunteer. She had the opportunity to travel extensively with her husband during their retirement. A funeral service was held in PA with a memorial service later in VT. Children of Robert and Arnita:

  1. Norman Bruce Prentiss, of West Chester, PA.
  2. Arnita Lynn Prentiss of Richmond. She m. Mr. Rosenfield and had:
    1. (son) Rosenfield.

Arnita was survived by a sister, Helen Markley Boals and her husband, James, of Lancaster, PA. Arnita had a previously sister, Annabelle Markley Gibbons.

Who are George D. Prentiss' Parents?

In reviewing census records, it seems probable that George is the George Prentiss, b. c. 1860, PA, son of Mary A. Prentiss, b. c. 1826, PA, and in 1880 living in Manor, Lancaster Co., PA. Mary may be the Mary Prentice shown in our Winter 2001 article about Robert Prentice of Manor Twp, Lancaster Co., PA , who may have been b. c. 1826 in PA. Robert and Mary appear in the 1870 census in Manor Twp. with a son, George D. Prentis, b. c. 1860, PA. Two other children are Ella F.(b. c. 1855, PA) and Sarah E. (b. c. 1851, PA).

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