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William Prentice of Ireland and Saskatchewan, Canada

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William Prentice of Ireland and Saskatchewan, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2000 and Revised: 20 May 2011

Update of 31 May 2001, 10 May 2007, and 26 Jan 2020: James Prentice, Michelle Prentice and Vera May Erin Prentice have provided new information which has been used to augment the original article, below.

We found the following at Ancestry.com and have added information provided by Ann Richardson of Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, and James Prentice's email of 31 May 2001:

1. John Prentice may have been b. c. 1820-1830, perhaps in, or near, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland where his son, Joseph, d. in 1900.

He m. (Unknown) . They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Joseph Prentice, b. c. 1850. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Joseph Prentice. c. 1850 and d. c. 1900, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland.

He m. Jane Lightbody who was b. c. 1854, Tullyrone, Armagh, Ireland, and d. after 1944. An Ancestor Chart and photographs for her can be found at Ancestry.com. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Minnie (Mary Ann) Prentice, b. 28 Nov 1879, Derrygalloy, Tyrone, and d. c. 1962, New Zealand. She m. Harry Bradley and had 2 sons.
  2. John Wesley (Wes) Prentice, b. c. 1880, Derrygally, Tyrone, and d. 1924, Saskatchewean, Canada. 1880 – 1924
  3. William Prentice, b. 3 Oct 1881, Derrygally, Tyrone, Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. William Prentice of Dungannon, Tyrone, Northern Ireland (Ulster) was b. 3 Oct 1881, Derrygally, Tyrone, Ireland and d. 5 or 17 Jun 1970, Medicine Hat, Alberta. In 19055, at the age of 24, William and his wife immigrated from Dungannon, Ireland. In 1911 they lived in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, and then farmed in Abbey, Saskatchewan, until the late 1940s and then lived in Medicine Hat, Alberta, until his death in 1970.

William married Vera May Sampson c. 1917 She was b. 1897 and d. 26 May 1986. Vera was originally of St. Joe's Island, Ontario - near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - then the Sampson family moved to Abbey, Saskatchewan, lived in Abbey, Saskatchewan - then Medicine Hat, Alberta. Children:

  1. Gordon Prentice, b. 1928 and d. 14 Sep 1989. He m. Katherine Kit who d. c. 1997 at Medicine Hat, Alberta. Children:
    1. Sharon Prentice.
    2. Ann Prentice who m. Mr. Richardson.

  2. Eldeen Prentice, b. after 1917 and d. 1992. She m. J. Clarence Hamilton, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Eldeen and Clarence visited Ireland and met with some of the descendants of her father's family. Children:
    1. Jack Hamilton
    2. Robert/Bob Hamilton
    3. Maureen Hamilton

  3. Frank Prentice, b. after 1917. He m. Lucy, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Children:
    1. William Prentice
    2. Pamela Prentice
    3. Larry Prentice
    4. Jean Prentice

  4. Vernon David Prentice, b. 20 Apr 1921, Abbey, Saskatchewan and d. 5 Apr 1987, Renfrew, Ontario. He m. Josephine Grace Purvesin Renfrew, Ontario. She was b. 20 May 1920, Renfrew, Ontario. Children:

    1. David Prentice, b. 31 Dec 1947. He m. Catherine Bourne in Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada, on 31 Dec 1971(?). She was b. 11 Dec 1949. Children:
      1. James David Bourne Prentice, b. March 24, 1978
      2. Blair William Prentice, b. Aug 14, 1981
      3. Robert Prentice, b. Oct 24, 1984

    2. Carol Ann Prentice, b. 18 Aug 1951. She m. 1st Bruce Shore. Son:
      1. David Bruce Shore, b. Oct 1982. He m. Brianne. Daughter:
        1. Maya Josephine Carol Shore, b. 2 Jan 2010..
      She m. 2nd Mark Hall.

    3. James Purves Archibald Prentice, b. 8 Oct 1952 and d. 2003 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He m. Rachael Marlene Taylor in Ottawa. She was b. 24 Dec 1954 in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Children (per Michelle Prentice, email, 20 & 21 May 2007:
      1. Marie Rachael Anne Prentice, b. May 9, 1983
      2. Michelle Ruth Erin Prentice, b. Jan 25, 1985
      3. Joel William Vernon Prentice, b. Nov 15, 1986

    4. Vernon Derrick Murray Prentice Jr., b. 11 Oct 1958. He m. Freemark on 14 Sep 1985 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. She was b. 18 Oct 1960. Children:
      1. Janet Prentice, b. Oct 30, 1988
      2. Michael Prentice, b. Oct 8,1990
      3. Stephanie Prentice, b. June 4, 1993
      4. Colin Prentice, b. Feb 21, 1997(?)

    5. Vera May Erin Prentice, b. 15 Nov 1959. She m. Mr. deBruyn. Children:
      1. Jared Derick Jensen DeBruyn, b. Feb 8, 1984. He m. Jaimie Nolan. Son:
        1. Ayden Michael Nolan DeBruyn.
      2. Samantha Grace Debruyn, b. Nov 9, 1986

  5. Norma Prentice, b. aft. 1917 and d. 1987. She m. Lee Jacobsen, late of Edmonton, Alberta. Children:
    1. Cam Jacobsen.
    2. Jamie Jacobson.

  6. Harold Prentice, b. aft. 1917 and d. c. 1998. He m. Helen at Abbey, Saskatchewan. Children:
    1. Dorothy Prentice.
    2. Patrick Prentice.
    3. Gayle Prentice.
    4. Robert Prentice.
    5. Faye Prentice.

  7. Doreen Prentice. She m. Lee Brown at Cranbrook, British Columbia. Children:
    1. Diane Brown.
    2. Jim Brown.
    3. Cynthia Brown.
    4. Bob Brown.

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