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James L. Prentice of Ottawa Co., OH and MI

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James L. Prentice of Ottawa Co., OH and Merick, MI
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2000 and Revised 4 May 2004

Update of 15 Oct 2001:   By email of 15 Oct 2001, Christine Walker advises that James L. Prentice's parents are Joseph and Sarah Prentice. With that bit of information we have been able to trace James' roots back to Valentine Prentice who emigrated to MA from England in 1631.

Earlier Article:

1. James L. Prentice was b. Feb 1861 in OH. He m. Elizabeth Smith on 1 Jan 1882 in Ottawa Co., OH (per Marriage Index). She was b. Oct 1867 in OH.

James and Elizabeth appear in the 1900 Ottawa Co., OH census. They moved to MI sometime between 1906 and 1910 because they later appear in the 1910 Mesick, Wexford Co., MI census. Children:

  • Charles C. Prentice, b. Feb 1885, OH.
  • Viola Prentice, b. Jul 1887, OH.
  • Matilda Prentice, b. Oct 1890, OH.
  • Jacob Prentice b. Apr 1892, OH.
  • Eva Catherine Prentice, b. Oct 1897, Wood Co., OH. . . . . . . . . [2]
  • Zina M. Prentice, b. Dec 1897, OH.
  • Lawrence E. Prentice, b. c. 1901, OH.
  • May M. Prentice, b. c. 1903, OH.
  • Mary L. Prentice, b. c. 1906, OH.

Also living with the family in the 1910 census is Jacob I. Smith, called "Father in Law" and b. c. 1815 in OH.

2. Eva Catherine Prentice was b. Oct 1897 in Wood Co., OH and d. 9 Sep 1971 in Traverse City, MI. She m. c. 1910 before the 1910 census was taken because she does not appear with her family in the census. She m. Frank Earl Trowbridge. He was b. 1 Jan 1890 in Wexford Co., MI. Children (per Ancestry.com):

  1. Unknown Trowbridge, living in 1999.
  2. Unknown Trowbridge, living in 1999.
  3. Willis Hazen Trowbridge.
  4. Unknown Trowbridge, living in 1999.
  5. Unknown Trowbridge, living in 1999.
  6. Unknown Trowbridge, living in 1999.
  7. Harley L. Trowbridge, b. 2 Jul 1919
  8. Walter Earl Trowbridge, b. 12 Aug 1922.
  9. Rex Franklin Trowbridge, b. 29 Aug 1927, Mesick, MI.
  10. Ila Elizabeth Trowbridge, b. 1 Apr 1931, Springville Twp, Wexford Co., MI

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