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John A. Prentice of Ireland and Norwich, CT

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John A. Prentice of Ireland and Norwich, CT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2000 and Revised: 22 Apr 2004

Update of 22 Apr 2004: John A. Prentice is the son of William James Prentice , discussed in our Winter 2002 article. All material in this article has now been transferred to that earlier article and will replace this article.

From the Berkshire Eagle of Sunday, 19 Mar 2000 we learn of John A. Prentice, b. c. 1894, "North of Ireland," (as were his parents) and his wife, Ada L. Candlish., b. c. 1895, England (as were both her parents).

He might be the John A. Prentice who appears in Ellis Island Records as b. c. 1894 whose residence was Belfast, Ireland, and who sailed from Liverpool, England aboard the "Majestic" and arrived in the Port of NY on 13 Apr 1905.

They appear in the 1930 census in Vernon, Tolland Co., CT. Children:

  1. Harry W. Prentice. b. 14 Jun 1920 at Norwich, CT and d. 18 Mar 2000 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. 1930 census in Vernon, Tolland Co., CT. He was educated in Talcottville, CT and was an Army World War II veteran. He was employed as a machinist at Carlyle & Johnson Machine Co. in CT for many years. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1332 in Bennington, he enjoyed boating, fishing, and working on cars. At the time of his death he was a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington, VT. Burial was in the family lot in East Cemetery, Manchester, CT.

    He m. Marion Derby on 18 Mar 1941 in Manchester, CT. Children:

    • Ronald H. Prentice of Pittsfield.
    • Robert G. Prentice of Shaftsbury, VT.
    • William Prentice, d. in 1953.
  2. John C. "Jack" Prentice, b. c. 1922, CT.

  3. Marjorie Prentice, b. c. 1923, CT. She m. Mr. Scott.

  4. Edith Prentice, b. c. 1927, CT. She m. Mr. Chobot.

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