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Robert L. Prentice, Pottowattomie, Iowa

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Robert L. Prentice of Pottowattomie Co., IA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 1999 and Revised 17 Aug 2005

Update of 16 Apr 2004: Robert L. Prentice is the son of Alexander Prentice, b. c. 1827, who appears in the 1870 census in Crescent, Pottawattomie Co., IA with his wife, Agnes, b. c. 1831, and family. For Alexander's roots, see our Summer 1999 article at Alexander Prentice of Scotland and IA . That article now replaces this article.

1. Robert L. Prentice, b. Nov 1864 in IA, appears in the 1900 Pottawattamie Co., IA census with his wife, Susan M., b. Jul 1864, MO. Susan also appears in the 1920 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA census but without her husband, Robert, who may then be deceased. Their children:

  1. Hazel O. Prentice, b. Dec 1890, IA.
  2. Arthur M. Prentice, b. Sep 1891, IA. He does not appear in the 1920 census but does appear in the 1930 census in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Ethel, b. c. 1897, IA. He does not appear in the SSDI. Daughter, per 1930 census:
    1. Lucile/Lucille Prentice, b. c. 1914, IA.
  3. Robert A. Prentice, b. 27 Feb 1894, IA and d. 3 Aug 1989, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA (per SSFDI). Not in 1920 census, but does appear in the 1930 census in Crescent, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Stella, b. c. 1894, PA, and children:
    1. Thelma Prentice, b. c. 1917, IA.
    2. Velma S. Prentice, b. c. 1917, IA.
    3. Honor H. Prentice, dau., b. c. 1919, IA.
    4. Roberta J. Prentice. b.c . 1926, IA.
    5. Janice L. Prentice, b. c. 1920-30, IA.
  4. Nellie Ruth Prentice, b. 5 Nov 1895 in Weston, Pottawattamie Co., IA and d. 28 Feb 1984 in Council Bluffs, \ Pottawattamie Co., IA. Bur. in Hazel Dell Twp, Pottawattamie Co., IA. She m. George Clausen on 24 Mar 1915, Fremont, Dodge Co., NE. He was b. 27 Feb 1882 in Avoca, Pottawattamie Co. IA. Children:
    1. Wesley Prentice Clausen, b. 5 May 1916 in Council Bluffs.
    2. Dale Marvin Clausen, b. 25 Feb 1923 in Council Bluffs.
  5. Mary F. Prentice, b. Aug 1897, IA. Note she may be the same person who appears as "Isabel Prentice" in the 1920 census.
  6. James A. Prentice, b. Mar 1900, IA. He appears in the 1930 census in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Theresa L., b. c. 1901, IA. Her father was b. in Germany and her mother in "Austria-Bohemia" which might now be in the Czech Republic. No children are shown. Unclear whether in SSDI.
  7. George Erskine Prentice, b. c. 1903, IA. Given the location of his siblings, he is likely the George E. Prentice who appears in the 1903 census in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA with his wife, Margaret E., b. c. 1902, Ia, and children:
    1. Patricia M. Prentice, b. c 1922, IA.
    2. Donald F. Prentice, b. c. 1925, IA.

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