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Loren Prentice, Cleveland, OH

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Loren Prentice of Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 1999 and Revised 3 Apr 2004

Update: 19 Nov 1999: He is the same person as "Lemuel Prentiss" in the 1850 Cleveland, OH cenus. See our Summer 1999 article on Chauncey Prentiss .

Update: 2004: Loren is a son of Samuel Prentiss and Anna Wilcox Warren, a Hogg family. See our Spring 2006 article on Hoggs as Prentiss .


Original Article: Loren Prentice/Prentiss appears in the 1870, 1880 and 1900 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH census (spelled Loran Printis in 1870 and Loren Prentiss in 1900). A lawyer, he was born c. Aug 1822 in OH. He married Ellen R. Rouse at Cuyahoga Co., OH on 26 Jul 1849. Ellen was b. Oct 1830 in NY (called Ella R. in 1900).

Loren d. c. 6 Jun 1900 at his residence, No. 273 Princeton St., at the age of 78. He is bur. at Lakeview Cemetery Cleveland, OH. Ellen d. c. 10 Aor 1908. Children:

  1. C. C. Prentice, b. c. 1852, OH.

  2. Irving Rouse Prentice, b. 1856, OH and d. 13 Mar 1935, Philadelphia,PA. He appears in the 1920 Philadelphia, PA census (surname spelled Prentiss) with his wife, Harriet Doan., b. c. 1863, OH. She d. 25 Mar 1951. Bur. at Lakevoew Cemetery. Children (per census and obituary):
    • Marion Prentice, b. c. 1890, OH. Not in SSDI.
    • Gladis Prentice, b. c. 1894, OH.
    • Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1896, OH. Not in SSDI.
    • Norman Prentice, b. c. 1902, OH. Not in SSDI.
    • Frances Prentice, b. c. 1904, OH.
    • Ann Prentice, b. c. 1908, OH.
    • Florence Prentice. She m. Mr. Millar (per parents' obituary)

  3. Adell/Adella Prentice, b. Nov 1870, OH. By emnail of 27 Mar 2002, Sandy Canterbury provides a copy of the following article from the Cleveland Encyclopedia of History:

      HUGHES, ADELLA PRENTISS (29 Nov. 1869-23 Aug. 1950), best known as the founder of the CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA, was born in Cleveland to Loren and Ellen Rouse Prentiss, graduated from Miss Fisher's School for Girls in 1886, and from Vassar College in 1890 with a degree in music. After a grand tour of Europe, returning to Cleveland in 1891, she became a professional accompanist. Though successful in this role, Prentiss became interested in the broader aspects of musical promotion in Cleveland, and in 1898 began bringing various performers and orchestras to the city.

      By 1901, she was one of Cleveland's major impresarios, regularly engaging orchestras to perform at GRAYS ARMORY. During the next 17 years she supplied the city with a series of musical attractions, including orchestras, opera, ballet, and chamber music. Seeing the need for a permanent orchestra, Hughes created the MUSICAL ARTS ASSN.. in 1915 from a nucleus of business and professional men to furnish support for her projects. It was through her influence that NIKOLAI SOKOLOFF came to Cleveland. In 1918, she, Sokoloff, and the Musical Arts Assoc. joined forces to create the Cleveland Orchestra. She served as its first manager, holding that position for 15 years. She also held administrative positions in the Musical Arts Assoc. for 30 years, retiring in 1945 only to continue her philanthropic work.

      Adella Prentiss married Felix Hughes in 1904. The couple divorced in 1923. for a photo of Adella, see Hall of Fame .

    Also living in the home in 1880 was Rebecca E. Rouse, Ellen's mother, and Martha A. Chaddock, Ellen's sister.

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