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Alfred James Prentice of Chautauqua Co., New York

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Alfred James Prentice of Chautauqua Co., New York
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2016 and Revised 30Jan 2018

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A. James Prentice. We have have conflicting and unvarified birth dates for James:

  1. Kenneth Prentice indicates James was b. c. 1790[1]
  2. The IGI says he was b. 28 Feb 1785 but gives no source for such information.

Kenneth Prentice says that James appears in the 1810 census in Augusta, Oneida, NY; in the 1820 census in Pomfret (Laona), Chautauqua, NY; and in the 1830 census in Pomfret (Laona), Chautauqua, NY.

    Note by Editor of 4 Jun 2000: In researching my email archives (32.89, 33/49, 38/63, 40/34, 44/28 and my earlier correspondence with Bonnie Prentice), so far as I can now determine, Bonnie Prentice, and perhaps Kenneth also, obtained that information in correspondence with a Mr. Wolf in in Kansas who said he obtained the information from "LDS records." Wolf, however, apparently didn't cite any specific LDS record, and I have not been able to locate any such record in my searching of the LDS IGI, the LDS Ancestral File, and the CT Barbour Index.

    Further, in correspondence with Kenneth Prentice, he says he found James Prentice in the "U. S. census records (for) Oneida Co., NY in 1810." I checked that census index, but found no listing for a James Prentice. There is, however, a listing for a "J. Prentice" which might also stand for "John Prentice" which was a name then about 4 times more common than "James Prentice." "J. Prentice" might also be "Jared Prentice", family size unknown, who lived in Augusta at some unknown date before 1826. The 1810 "J. Prentice" family was shown as 10101-2010, indicating a son and 2 daughters all under 10 in 1810.

    At this point, there is no firm documentation pertaining to James's date and place of birth, nor is there any documentation that he appears in the 1810 and 1820 census

James lived in Pomfret at least until 1830 when his family appeared in the census. In late 1836 or early 1837 the family moved to Ross Twp., Lake County, IN. We have no death record for him, but he might have died about 1838 when there was a severe drought and many deaths in the community.

He married Jerusha. The IGI says the marriage was on 10 Nov 1805 but does not cite the source of such information. Children:

  1. (omitted)
  2. Flora Prentice. Born, circa 1806 [2]. She married Daniel Lindsey, 26 Nov 1823, in Fredonia, NY. Not in 1850 or 1860 census.
  3. (dau.) Prentice. Born, circa 1808[2]. Died, before 1830 (?).
  4. Louisa May Prentice. Born 4 Jul 1813, NY. Died 8 May 1893 at Allen Co., KS. She m. Edmund Door Wolfe on 30 Dec 1838, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. For descendants, see our EDB database.
  5. Betsey Prentice. Born, circa 1816[3]. Died, before 1850 [2]. She married Lorenzo O. Beebe, 12 Mar 1837, in Ross Twp., Lake, IN[1]. Not in 1850, 1860 or 1880 census.
  6. Alfred James Prentice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  7. Catherine Prentice. Born, 8 May 1822, in Laona, Chautauqua, NY[4]. Died, 12 Mar 1892, in Michigan City, IN. Census: 1850, in Unk., Wyoming, NY. She married Warren Griffith, 11 Apr 1844, in Unk., LaPorte, IN[5]. Not in 1880 census.
  8. Martha E. Prentice. Born, circa 1825, in Laona, Chautauqua, NY[6]. Census: 1850, in Unk, Allegan, MI[7]. She married William H. Coney, 16 Nov 1851, in Unk., Allegan, MI.
  9. (dau) Prentice. Born, circa 1826, in Laona, Chautauqua, NY. Died, 31 Dec 1828, in Laona, Chautauqua, NY.

1. Alfred James Prentice, b. 18 Oct 1817 in Laona, Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, and d. Oct 1856 in Porter, Indiana,

    By E-mail of March, 1998 Bonny Prentiss, wife of Homer Prentiss (#7a1, below) expresses a belief that Alfred is the son of Nahum Prentice. However, she says her identification is based on logic and not on documentation from any original record A discussion, and critique, about Bonnie's said identification can be found in Appendix B of our Robert Prentice eBook. Bonny died in 2017 and never did provide hard documentation for her belief.

    Note: The following comes from Kenneth Richard Prentiss' book: The Prentiss Family in America 1620- 1968. Compiled in 1968: Alfred purchased land from Elisha Arnold and his wife Phoebe on April 21, 1855-SE corner of W1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 35, Twp. 36N, Range 7W, square piece of property for $150 cash.

    Alfred James was said to have died from drowning and in his estate settlement held the land for auction December 1, 1856 appraised at $100. Alfred is buried in Robbins Cemetary on the gravel road N of Hwy. 6,W of Hwy. 149, Portage Twp., Porter County, Indiana. Edmund Dorr Wolf was the Administrator of Alfred James Prentice's Will. He was his brother-in-law, married to Alfred's sister Louisa May Prentice Beebe \ Wolf.

He m. Hester /Esther Ann Hobaugh on 2 Jul 1847, New Buffalo, Berrien Co., MI. Hester was b. 15 Nov 1826, in OH. Died, 22 Nov 1906, in Valparaiso, Porter, IN. Children: :

  1. John Andrew Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1849, LaPorte, LaPorte Co., IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. James Alfred Prentice, b. 10 May 1853, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]

2. John Andrew Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1849, in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN[11]. Died, 26 Jun 1922, in Valparaiso, IN. Birth(2): 18 Nov 1849, in Michigan, LaPorte, IN.

He married Electa Jane Skinner, 7 Oct 1874, in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN[11]. Born, 23 Nov 1853, in Valparaiso, IN[11]. Died, 26 Mar 1932, in Valparaiso, IN. Ancestor charts for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. John Quince Prentice, b. 26 Nov 1875 in Valparaiso, PorterCo., IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  2. William Vincent Prentice, b. 3 Mar 1877, Porter, Porter Co., IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. Sarah Elizabeth Prentice, b. 15 Feb 1880, IN, and d. 2 Sep 1894, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, age 14 years. Bur Kimball Cemetery.
  4. Kathryn G Prentice, b. 1 Apr 1882, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. 7 Dec 1964, La Porte, La Porte Co., IN. She m. Frank Anderson who was b. c. 1879, IN. Son:
    1. Carroll Anderson, son, b. c. 1910, IN. 1920, 1930 at home. 1940 in Valparaiso. He m. Lula, b. c. 1918, ND. Daughter:
      1. Arlene Anderson, b. c. 1938, Valparaise, Porter Co., IN. 1940 at home in Valparaiso.
  5. Henry/Herbert Hollister Prentiss. Born, 6 Apr 1884, in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN [11], obtained his SS# in IN, and d. in Valparaiso in Jan 1973 per SSDI. He married (probably) Minnie Beach, 15 Oct 1907, in Porter, IN [12]. She was b. 18 Feb 1885, obtained her SS# in IN, and d. in Valparaiso in Oct 1980 per SSDI. She was the dau. of Eugene Beach and Christina Schneider. Ancestor Charts for her can be found at Ancestry.com . 1910 census in Washington, Porter Co., IN. 1920 and 1930 census in Morgan, \ Porter Co., IN. Children:
    1. Son Prentiss.
    2. Deforest/DeForest Jack Prentiss, b. c. 1909. At home in 1910, 1920 and 1930. He might be the Deforest J. Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 31 Jan 1912, obtained his SS# in CA, and d. 4 Jan 1992 in Cottonwood, Shasta Co., CA. Not in CA Death Index.
    3. Louise Lois Prentiss., b. c. 1919, IN, d. 1968. At home in 1920 and 1930.
  6. Minerva A. Prentiss, b. 17 Oct 1889 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN.,
  7. Myron Alfred Prentiss, b. 17 Oct 1889, IN, and d. 14 Nov 1971 in Clearwater Beach, Pinellas Co., FL. He m. Edna M., b. c. 1900, IN. 1920 in Morgan, Porter Co., IN.
  8. Minnie Prentiss, b. c. 1890, IN.
  9. Delbert Leroy Prentiss. Born, 16 May 1890, in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN[11]. Birth(2): 1 May 1891, in Valparaiso, Porter, IN[11]. He married Ruth May Kelly, 28 May 1928, in Valparaiso, Porter, IN [11]. Not in 1930 census. Not in SSDI.
  10. Albert Prentiss, b. 16 May 1891, IN, and d. 26 Aug 1944 in La Porte, La Porte Co., IN.
  11. Walter James Prentice, b. 5 Jan 1893 in Porter Co., IN, and d. 5 Feb 1977 in Dunedin, Pinellas Co., FL. He m. Naomi Kathryn Esslinger on 17 Sep 1917, Porter Co., IN. She was b. 12 Jan 1897 in Fenton, Whiteside Co., IN, and d. 5 Jun 1952 in Fenton, Whiteside Co., IL. Children:
    1. Kathryn Prentiss 1923 –
    2. Duane Walter Prentiss, b. 11 May 1927, Erie, Whiteside Co., IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2.1]
  12. Claude Mathew Prentice, b. 17 Jul 1897, IN, and d. 7 May 1914 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, age 17 yrs.
  13. Landeta Prentice, b. c. 1897, IN.

2.1 Duane Walter Prentiss, b. 11 May 1927, Erie, Whiteside Co., IL, and d. 29 Jul 1991, bur. Reformed Mennonite Churchyard Cem., Sterling, Whiteside Co. IL. 1930 in Fenton, Whiteside Co., IL.

He m. Marilynn J. Seefeldt, aka "Lynne. She was b. 4 Jun 1927, Rock Island, and d. 7 Aug 2016 in Windsor, Manor, IL. Her obituary reeads as follows:

    Sauk Valley Newspapers (Dixon-Sterling, IL) - Monday, August 8, 2016: Marilynn J. 'Lynne' Prentiss

    MORRISON – Marilynn J. "Lynne" Prentiss, 89, of Windsor Manor in Morrison, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the manor. Lynne was born June 4, 1927, in Rock Island, to Roy R. and Alice M. (Moore) Seefeldt. She was a graduate of Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa.

    Lynne married Duane Prentiss on Aug. 14, 1948, in Erie. He died July 29, 1991.

    She held many jobs in her lifetime, taking her most recent job at the age of 83. She worked at Morrison Hospital, a doctor's office, and a radio station, and was a real estate agent. Lynne was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison and a member of Morrison Hospital Auxiliary. Lynne enjoyed painting, playing cards, and home decorating. She was first runner-up in the 1955 Mrs. Illinois Pageant.

    Survivors include one daughter, Victoria (Clyde) Cardwell of Morrison; two grandchildren, Ellen (Aaron) Tjaden and Allison (Alex) Riggen; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Andrew Dohrmann.

    She also was preceded in death one daughter, Victoria (Clyde) Cardwell of Morrison

    Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison, with the Rev. Michael Selburg, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. Memorials have been established to Beacon of Hope in Davenport, Iowa, and Art Scholarship to Morrison High School. Visit bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

Children of Duane and Marilynn/Lynne:

  1. Victoria Prentiss. She m. Clyde Cardwell. 2016 in Morrison, IL.
  2. Richard Prentiss. He m. Candace Michele. She was b. 25 Aug 1950, Morrrison, Whiteside Co., IL, and d. 21 Jul 2001, Crown Point, Lake Co., IN. It is unclear whether the m. a Mr. Wolf and/or Mr. Beebe, Her IN Death Certificate shows she was bur. as a Candace M. Beebe. However, the SSDI calls her Candace M. Prentiss.

3. James Alfred Prentice, b. 10 May 1853, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. 2 Mar 1910 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN.

He m. Paulina Elizabeth Skinner on 15 Jul 1875, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. She was b. 12 May 1857 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN., and d. 18 Feb 1945 in Valparaiso. Her Ancestor Chart can be found at Ancestry.com . Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Hattie B. M. Prentice, b. Jun 1877, Valparaise, Porter Co., IN and d. there c. 1965.
  2. Hester Ann Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1877, Liberty, Porter Co., IN, and d. 17 Jan 1970, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. She m. John H Mooker (1874 – 1936). Children:
    1. Grace E Mooker 1900 –
    2. Mary Alice Mooker 1904 – 1915
    3. Vernon J Mooker 1908 – 1970
  3. Alfred Thomas Prentice, b. 6 Sep 1877 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. 30 March 1954 in Porter Co., IN. He m. Josephine Ellgath on 9 Jan 1911, Chicago, Cook Co., IL. She was b. c. 1888. Son:
    1. Alfred J. Prentice, b. c. 1912, IN. 1930 in Liberty, Porter Co., IN.
  4. Susan J. Prentice, b. 20 Aug 1879, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. 31 Aug 1961, San Mateo, CA. She m. 1st Septimus Hill Conley on 13 Pay 1901, Porter Co., IN. He was b. 18 Feb 1880 in WV, and d. 12 Jul 1924 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. 1910 in Huntington, IN. 1920 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN. Children:
    1. Lucetta Conley 1902 – 1935. 1910 in Huntington, IN. 1920 not home. 1930 at home and surnamed Lowe
    2. Laura Mae Conley 1917 – 2001. 1920 in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN. 1930 at home and surnamed Lowe.

    Susan m. 2nd Harry Gilbert Lowe, b. 16 Jul 1883, Baltimore, MD, and d. 21 Jan 1951, Porter Co., IN. 1910 in Huntington, IN. Son of Benjamin S. and Margaret R. Lowe.

  5. Florence Prentice, b. 28 Oct 1881, Porter Co., IN, and d. there 19 Jan 1881, age 3 months.
  6. Ruth Jeanette\Janet Prentice , b. Jan 1887, Center, Porter Co., IN, and d. 11 Nov 1945, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. She m. Clarence Sanford Minger, 1891 – 1918. Children:
    1. James Godfrey Minger 1913 – 1989
    2. Maxine E. Minger, b. c. 1916, IN, and d. 1999. She appears in the 1930 census living with her mother in Chicago, ook Co., IL. She m. Mr. Lewis and had a son:
      1. Robert Lewis, probably b. aft. 1936. He m. Karla.
    3. Phyllis E Minger 1917 – 1918
  7. James Thomas Prentice, b. 30 Jul 1892 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. there 19 Jul 1951. 1900 and 1930 census in Porter Co., IN. He m. Anna Magdelena Lenburg c. 1913, She was b. c. 1898, IN, and d. 1989. Her father was b. in Germany and mother in IL. James and Anna had:
    1. Son Prentice.,
    2. Thomas Prentice. 1951 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. 2004, N. Judson, IN. Living 2009 per the obit. of his brother, Bernard.
    3. Bernard Howard Prentice, b. 12 Mar 1914, McCool, Porter Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]
    4. Raymond L. Prentice,b. 2 Jan 1917 in Huntington, Huntington Co., IN, and d. 1924, IN, age 7 years.
    5. Russell Lowell Prentice, b. 2 Jan 1917 in Huntington, IN, and d. 1919, Chesterton, Porter Co., IN, age 2 years.
    6. Lucille Margaret Prentice, b. 26 Nov 1917 in Center, Porter, IN, and d. 23 Jan 1998 in Exeter, Tulare Co., CA. She m. Leland Glenn Wirth on 10 Feb 1945, TX. He was b. 4 Aug 1918 in Tulare Co., CA, and d. 15 Nov 1996 in Exeter, Tulare Co., CA.
    7. Harold Frederick Prentice, b. 22 Dec 1919 in McCool, Porter Co., IN, and d. 20 Jun 2004 in La Porte, La Porte Co., IN. Ref: Valerie McNeill, email, 1 & 2 Dec 2009. His obituary reads as follows:

        Harold Prentiss: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Post-Tribune (IN) - Wednesday, June 23, 2004.

        HAROLD PRENTISS North Judson, IN 1919 - 2004. Harold Prentiss, age 84, of North Judson, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2004 at the LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte, Indiana. Harold had resided in North Judson, IN for ten months. Harold was born on December 22, 1919 in Valparaiso, Indiana to the late James and the late Anna (nee Lemburg) Prentiss.

        Harold was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the Marines. He was an Iron Worker working in Construction at the Calumet Region Iron Union.

        Harold is survived by two brothers, Tom Prentiss of North Judson, IN and Bernard Prentiss of Billings, MT; and three sisters, Betty Mackey of Elmhurst, IL, Patricia Uttley of El Paso, TX, and Rita Weideman of Houston, TX.

        Visitation will be held after 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 24, 2004, prior to the Funeral Services. Funeral Services will be held at Braman and Bailey Funeral Home on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. James Uttley officiating. Cremation will take place on Thursday, June 24, 2004 in the Northwest In Cremation Service located at Crown Point, IN. For additional information, please contact Braman and Bailey Funeral Home, 6020 South Oakwood Avenue, North Judson, IN 46366, please call 574-896-2007. Please view the obituary to sign the Guest Book at www.post-trib.com

      He m. Audrey.

    8. Carroll Prentice, son, b. c. 1920. Died in childhood.
    9. Leonard James Prentice, b. 1921 in Valpariso, Porter Co., and d. 1924, IN.
    10. Kenneth Eugene Prentice, b. 6 Feb 1924, IN, and d. 28 Nov 1982 in Demotte, Jasper Co., IN. He was killed in a car accident on County Road 1200 N over I-65 - ice on the overpass. He m. Emma "Bette" Lee. Children:
      1. Sheryl Prentice
      2. and Diane Prentice.
    11. Robert Lowell Prentice, b. 11 Aug 1925 in Gary, Lake Co., IN, and d. 18 Dec 1987 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. Bur. Graceland Memorial Park. He m. Helen Marie Horan. She was b. 3 Aug 1925, Cook, IL, and d. 10 Apr 1995, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN.
    12. Betty Ann Prentice, b. 26 Oct 1931 in IN. She m. Raymond Grant, b. 18 Jun 1916 in Broadview, Cook Co., IL, and d. 9 Nov 1974 in Elmhurst, DuPage Co., IL. She also m. Mr. Mackey per the obit. of her brother, Bernard. 2004 in Elmhurst, IL.
    13. Patricia Prentice, b. c. 1933, IN. She m. Mr. Uttley per obit. of her brother, Bernard. 2004 in El Paso, TX.
    14. Rita Prentice, b. c. 1937, IN. She m. Mr. Weideman per obit. of her brother, Bernard. 2004 in Houston, TX.
  8. Hazzard Philip Prentice, b. 11 Nov 1892 in Center, Porter Co., IN, and d. 28 Mar 1981 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. He appears in the 1930 census in Valparaiso, Porer Co., IN, with his wife, Edna. He m. Edna Rasmine Madsen (1903 – 1986). Children:
    1. James Prentice., b. c. 1930 and d. before 2011.
    2. Frederick A. Prentice, "Pete", b. 3 Feb 1931, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. 27 Aug 2011, King, Waupaca Co., WI. His obituary reads as follows:

        Frederick "Pete" A. Prentice, age 80, of Merrill, Wisconsin died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin.

        Pete was preceded in death by parents, Hazard and Edna Prentice; step-parents: Hank and Thelma Sherman; brother, Vernon (Barbara) Stocks; sister, Edna Radtke; brother, James Prentice; brother, Philip Prentice; sister, Florence Borden; and brother, Frederick Sherman.

        Memorials may be directed to a Veteran Charity of your choice. Funeral services will be 12 Noon on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the New Life Assembly of God in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Pastor Howard Kruize will officiate. Interment will be at the Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, Wisconsin. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at New Life Assembly of God. [Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory, http://www.roseberrys.com/obits.php?id=577]

      Pete married Betty Cheney on 9 Jun 1956 in Valparaiso, IN. Children:

      1. Teresa Prentice. She m. James Bovee, Nekoosa.
      2. Lisa Prentice. She m. Todd Schultz, Amherst.
    3. Phillip H Prentice 1932 – 1997
    4. Florence Prentice 1934 – 1978. She m. Mr. Borden.
    5. Nancy Prentice?. She m. Mr. Ostrander,
    6. Nola Prentice?. She m. Jerry Sell.
    7. Myra Prentice?. She m. Cal Zuetz.
    8. Edna Prentice?. he m. Mr. Radtke.
  9. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1894, IN.
  10. John R/O. Prentice, b. 27 Aug 1895 in Center, Porter Co., IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]

3.1 Bernard Howard Prentice, b. 12 Mar 1914, McCool, Porter Co., IN, and d. 29 Dec 2007, Billings, Yellowstone Co., MT. His obituary of 10 Jan 2008 inThe Billings (MT) Outpost reads as follows:

    Bernard H. Prentiss, 93, a carpenter and millwright who was active in fraternal organizations, died Dec. 29, 2007. Born March 12, 1914, in McCool, Ind., he was the eldest of 11 children of Anna Lenberg and James Prentiss. Much of his early childhood was spent with his maternal grandparents. He graduated from Chesterton High School and married Annabelle Hughes on July 29, 1937, in Bozeman.

    He was a chief petty officer of the Navy during World War II, stationed with a Seabee unit in Okinawa, Japan. He also worked as a civilian contractor during the Vietnam War.

    He was a member of the Al Bedoo Temple of the Oriental Shrine, Stillwater Masonic Lodge of Columbus 62, Moss Agate Chapter 126 of the Order of Eastern Star, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10. He held life memberships in Ashlar Masonic Lodge 29, the Billings Scottish Rite, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6774, and the International Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1172.

    Survivors include a daughter, Valerie McNeill; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Uttley, Rita Weideman and Betty Mackey; and a brother, Thomas Prentiss.

    Donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, or any of his fraternal organizations. Services were on Jan. 5 at Cremation or Funeral Gallery.

He m. Annabelle "Anna" Hughes on 29 Jul 1937 in Bozeman, MT. She was b. 13 May 1913 and d. 8 Nov 2000. Children per obituary:

  1. Robert Bernard Prentiss, b. 10 May 1942 and d. 9 Nov 1963 (Hodgkin's Disease) in Billings, MT, at age 21 years.
  2. Valerie Anne Prentiss, b. 8 Sep 1950. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.2]

3.2 Valerie Anne Prentiss, b. 8 Sep 1950.

She m. 1st Roy D. Yorgensen on 14 Feb 1969 in Bellevue, WA. He was b. 3 Apr 1949. Daughter:

  1. Ashley Brooke Yorgensen, b. 31 May 1971, in Seattle, WA. She was adlpted by Valerie's 2nd husband, Timothy T,. Pinter. Ashley Brooke Pinter m. Dean R. Risa on 18 May 1991 in Billings, MT. He was b. 4 Jun 1966. Children:
    1. Samantha Jo Risa, b. 25 Nov 1991, in Billings, MT.
    2. Brandi J. Risa, b. 13 Sep 1995, in Billings, MT

Valerie m. 2nd Timothy T. Pinter on 4 Aug 1973, Billings, MT. Son:

  1. Jason Boone Pinter, b. 7 Oct 1975; in Billings, MT. He m. Kristin Nicole Keller on 20 Apr 2002 in Billings, MT. She was b. 21 Jul 1978. Children:
    1. Jaxon Timothy Pinter, b. 30 May 2003, in Billings, MT.
    2. Jaron Wesley Pinter, b. 18 Aug 2005, in Billings, MT.

Valerie m. 3rd Michael John McNeill on 1 Sep 1990, Absarokee, MT. He was, b. 5 Jun 1952. They live in Billings, MT. No children:

4. John Quince Prentice, b. 26 Nov 1875 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. 26 May 1960 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN.

He m. Florence Matilda Peterson on 3 Sep 1902, Porter Co., IN. She was b. 5 Dec 1884, Jackson, Porter Co., IN, and d. 8 Jun 1966, dau. of Caleb Peterson (1850-1933) and Ida Alice Wilson Weidner (1963-1937). Children:

  1. Loren C. Prentiss, b. 20 Dec 1903, IN, and d. 1 Aug 1971, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. 1930 single Barber in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Not in 1940 census.
  2. Harold Butler Prentiss Sr., b. 19 Jun 1905. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.2]
  3. Glen Prentiss, b. c. 1908, IN. 1920 at home in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. Not in 1930, 1940 census. Not in SSDI.
  4. Kenneth Richard Prentiss. Born, 21 Dec 1924, in Valparaiso, IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.3]

4.2 Harold Butler Prentiss Sr., b. 19 Jun 1905 and d. 17 Feb 1996 in Newton, KS.

He m. Bonnie Loraine Fisher on 25 Aug 1933, Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN. She was b. 19 Aug 1910 in Valparaiso, Porter Co., IN, and d. there on 2 Jul 1983. She was the dau. of Clarence Jacob Fisher and Anna Margaret Ohlfest. Children (per Ancestry.com):

  1. Harold Butler Prentiss Jr. He was b. 1 Jul 1936 in Valparaiso, IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4.4]
  2. Jerry Edward Prentiss, b. 22 May 1942, Valparaise, IN. He m. Lilly New Ning on 26 Aug 1967, Valparaise, IN. She was b. 1943. They had 2 children.
    1. Philip Te Sheng Prentiss, b. 1970.
    2. Gale Prentiss, b. 1972.

4.3 Kenneth Richard Prentiss, b. 21 Dec 1924, in Valparaiso, IN[13]. Died, 17 Mar 1994 in Salt Lake City, S.L., UT. His obituary reads as follows:

    Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - Saturday, March 19, 1994.

    Kenneth Richard Prentiss, age 69, passed away peacefully March 17, 1994, in Salt Lake City, UT. Born December 21, 1924, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to John Q. and Florence Peterson Prentiss.

    He married Arlene J. Benson; later divorced. He married Sarah Weller on November 28, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS temple on Nov. 28, 1987.

    A graduate of Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Ken was licensed as a professional engineer in the states of Indiana, and New York, and also held several U.S. Patents. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In the Postal Service Ken held positions of General Manager, Maintenance Managment, General Manager Engineering, Manager/Postmaster, Albany, New York, Sectional Center, General Manager, Albany Field Division, Postmaster, Colorado Springs, Colorado, General Manager/Postmaster, Salt Lake City Division, currently the Salt Lake District Manager of Utah. Prior to the Postal service he was in the Aerospace Industry for 23 years as Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer.

    Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in several positions. Ken loved the mountains. He enjoyed hiking, skiing and golf. He was an avid genealogist. He was a loving, father, husband, friend, and will be missed by all.

    Survived by his wife, Sarah, of Salt Lake City; three sons, two daughters, Terri A., Manhatten, N.Y.; Jay S., Boulder, Colo.; Penny C. (husband, Kenny) Calder, Goffstown, New Hampshire; Dean B., Huntington, N.Y.; Paul R., North Babylon, N.Y.; brother, Harold, Kansas City, Kansas.

    Funeral services will be Monday, March 21, 1994, 1 p.m., at the Holladay No. Stake Center, 4395 S. Albright Drive (2185 East), with Bishop Harold Schmidt officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Monday one hour prior to the services. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens.

He m. 1st Arlene J. Benson; later divorced. He m. 2nd Sarah Naomi Weller on 28 Nov 1986, in Salt Lake City, S.L., UT. Living in 1994 in SLC. Children:

  1. Terri A. Prentis. 1994 in Manhatten, NY.
  2. Jay S. Prentiss. 1994 in Boulder, CO.
  3. Penny C. Prentiss. She m. Kenny Calder. 1994 in Goffstown, NH.
  4. Dean B. Prentiss. 1994 in Huntington, NY.
  5. Paul R. Prentiss. 1994 in North Babylon, NY.

4.4 Harold Butler Prentiss Jr. (Harold Butler Prentiss Sr., b. Jun 1905). He was b. 1 Jul 1936 in Valparaiso, IN, and d. 1 Jan 2018 at St. Francis Hospital (Newton, KS?). His obituary reads as follows:

    Newton Kansan, The (KS) - Thursday, January 4, 2018: Harold B. Prentiss Jr.

    Harold B. "Hal" Prentiss Jr., 81, died Monday (Jan. 1, 2018) at St. Francis Hospital. He was born July 1, 1936, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Harold B. Sr. and Bonnie L. (Fisher) Prentiss.

    On March 15, 1974, he married Rose-Elaine "Len" Caedo in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. They were married for 43 years. She survives of the home.

    Hal served his country in the United States Army Green Berets, attaining the rank of Captain. He was a graduate of the University of Indiana, where he earned his M.D. He worked as a radiologist at the former Halstead Hospital and Hertzler Clinic.

    Hal was a classical music enthusiast and an accomplished piano player. Every family gathering was beautifully accompanied by his music. He had a love of golf and tennis. He played tennis multiple times a week with a dear group of friends, and he even had a hole-in-one in golf. As a connoisseur of wine, Hal enjoyed sharing his knowledge of good wine with his friends and family. Dogs have also been important in Hal's life and there was always at least one in the home to sit in his lap. His beloved little Yorkshire Terrier, Bojangles, joined the family in 2002, and the strength of their bond was apparent when Bo passed on only days before Hal.

    Of all of Hal's accomplishments and joys in life, he was most proud of being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He greatly enjoyed traveling all over the world with his wife; Europe being a favorite destination. The annual family trips to Hillsborough and Palm Desert, California, were anticipated highlights of the year. He always looked forward to spending time with his daughters, sons-in-law, granddaughters and grandpuppies. He was a constant source of the latest technology and news, advice, laughter and wine refills.

    Hal is survived by his loving wife, Len Prentiss of the home; daughters: Pilar L. Prentiss of Durham, North Carolina, Jennifer A. Prentiss Keane and her husband, Bryan Keane of Hillsborough, California, and Sandra M. Prentiss and her partner, Daniel Sotomayor of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and one brother, Jerry E. Prentiss of Honolulu, Hawaii. Hal is also survived by three granddaughters: Savannah, Juliana and Emerson Keane.

    Hal is preceded in death by his parents.

    A time of gathering and fellowship, with refreshments provided, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 5, 2018), with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

Harold m. 1st. Diana E. Dart.

Harold m. 2nd Rose Elaine Caedo, aka "Len", on 15 Mar 1974, He m. Rose-Elaine "Len" Caedo in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. They were married for 43 years. Living in 2018. and they had 3 children:

  1. Pilar Lorraine Prentiss, b. 1975. 2018 in Durham, NC.
  2. Jennifer A. Prentiss, b. 1976. She m Bryan Keane. 2018 in Hillsborough, CA. Daughters per the obituary, above:
    1. Savannah Keane. 2018 in
    2. Juliana Keane.
    3. Emerson Keane.
  3. Sandra M. Prentiss, b. 1978. 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

5. William Vincent Prentice b. 3 Mar 1877, Porter, Porter Co., IN, anad d. 17 Oct 1941 in Laporte, IN.

He m. Izora Ezura McQuiston on 5 Oct 1898. She was b. 16 Feb 1877 in IN and d. 9 Jan 1969 in IN. 1930 census in Jackson, Porter Co., IN. Children:

  1. Paul Amos Prentiss, b. 2 Jul 1900 in Valparaiso, IN, and d. 6 May 1992 in Charleston, SC. He m. Laccetta May Campbell on 23 May 1923. She was the dau. of William Homer Campbell and Margaret May Shaeffer of PA. Children:
    1. Paul Homer Prentiss, b. 30 May 1926, Gary, IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
    2. William Paul Prentiss, b. 1924, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
    3. Margaret Ann Prentiss living in 2014. She m. Mr. Droze and in 2014 lived in Hanahan, SC,
  2. Lorabell, b. c. 1903. Not at home in 1930 census.
  3. Richard Wayne, b. c. 1916, IN, and d. 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [9]

6. John O. Prentice, b. 27 Aug 1895 in Center, Porter Co., IN, and d. 15 Jan 1975 in Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI. He appears in the 1920 and 1930 census in Liberty, Porter Co., IN. 1935 in Gary, Lake Co., IN. 1940 at home in Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI.

He m. Anna C. Lundahl. She was b. 16 Apr 1895, IN, and d. 23 Mar 1970. Children:

  1. Gail A. Prentice, b. c. 1917, IN.
  2. Elaine C. Prentice, b. c. 1919, IN. 1930 at home.
  3. Warren F. Prentice, b. c. 1921, IN. 1930 at home. Not in SSDI in 2005.
  4. Dorothy J. Prentice, b. c. 1923, IN. 1930 at home,.
  5. Ruth E/C. Prentice, b. c. 1926, IN. 1930 at home.
  6. Gail Anzo Prentice. b. 8 Nov 1916 IN, and d. 5 Dec 1977 in Glendale, Maricopa Co., AZ. She m. Floyd Luken (1906 – 1972). Children:
    1. Coral Lee Luken
    2. Hal Luken
    3. Val Luken
  7. Claude Prentice, b. c. 1921, IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]
  8. Carroll Arthur Prentice, "Arthur", b. 19 May1929, IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

7. Paul Homer Prentiss, b. 30 May 1926, Hobart, IN, and d. 14 Apr 2014, Little Rock, AR. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific in WW II. His obituary reads as follows:

    PRENTISS, PAUL HOMER, born in Hobart, Indiana May 30,1926, died Little Rock, AR, April 14, 2014, age 87.

    His parents, Paul Amos Prentiss and Lacceetta Campbell Prentiss; and his brother, William Prentiss pre-deceased him. He was married in Lafayette, IN nearly 64 years ago to Bonny Rose Oswalt, who survives him. His sister, Margaret Ann Prentiss Droze, of Hanahan, SC, also survives him. Also surviving are his four children, Diana Taylor, Little Rock, AR, Kathleen Schenkelberg, Royal Palm Beach FL, Lorna DePerro, Fowler, CO, and Thomas Prentiss of Holden, LA, his 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

    He led a wonderful life and was successful at everything he put his hand to. He was a woodworker and could build or fix anything. He loved growing things and planted wonderful flower gardens for his wife. He never met a stranger and had a friendly word for everyone he encountered. He had a sly wit and loved to just sit and visit, especially about trucks. He was a kind-hearted and generous man and never begrudged his wife anything she wanted to buy or any trip she wanted to take. He will be missed by all who knew him, including those who tended to him during his last days in Little Rock.

    As a 19 year old machinist first mate in the Navy during WW II, while in the South Pacific, he and a few of his buddies encountered a contingent of Japanese soldiers and their commanding officer who quickly surrendered 10,000 men to the young petty officers, making him a war hero!

    He attended Purdue University on the G.I. Bill. During a summer break, Mr. Prentiss began his lifelong career in the trucking industry as a salesman for International Harvester in Lafayette, IN, and was so good at it, he never went back to college.

    He soon met and married Bonny Oswalt after asking her married older sister, Irene Swick, if she had any more at home like her! They had planned to elope, but were convinced to get married in the home of Bonny's sister Grace Louise Kalberer in conjunction with a family reunion on August 5th, 1950.

    Mr. Prentiss founded Prentiss Truck Sales, Inc. establishing it on the old Highway 52 in Lafayette and prospered for many years as a dealer for Kenworth Trucks, Mack Trucks, Willys Jeeps and Case Equipment. In 1962, he was named dealer of the year by Kenworth and his entire family was flown to Seattle for the convention and the World's Fair. In 1971, he moved to Miami, FL and went to work for International Harvester again and earned their highest award in sales: triple diamond. He worked as a fleet salesman and eventually retired as a manager for the now-named Navistar in 1980. During this time he received a U. S. patent for a product used in the semi- trucking industry.

    After retirement, he moved to Dothan, AL because his wife wanted to move "back up north". He worked briefly as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity there. As a hobby, he continued to invent things to help simplify life. He spent most of the last few years caring for his wife. They both moved to Little Rock in 2013. Mr. Prentiss's body was cremated and his ashes will be buried in the family plot in Lafayette, Indiana on Memorial Day weekend, May 25. www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Published in Miami Herald on Apr. 27, 2014

He m. Bonny Rose Oswalt in 5 Aug 1950, Lafayette, IN, and living in 2014 per the obit of her husband. She was b. 12 Jul 1927 in West Lafayette, IN. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR) - Saturday, March 18, 2017: Bonny Rose Oswalt Prentiss.

    BONNY ROSE OSWALT PRENTISS, born to Alonzo and Grace Lautzenhiser Oswalt in Wabash, Ind., July 12, 1927, the youngest of nine children, died in Little Rock, Ark., March 15, 2017.

    Known for her glamour, intelligence, adventurousness, and singing voice, she was adored by her husband Paul of 62 years, singing to him "What'll I do when you are far away" as he lay dying in 2014.

    She attained a BS degree in Home Economics and a MS degree in Institutional Management from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Education in her 50s, while she was living in Miami, Fla. She worked as a college professor for several years, teaching gourmet cuisine and institutional management at Florida International University and Florida State University. She was a master gardener, a registered dietitian, an avid genealogist (tracing the family back to the Norman Conquest), an antiques dealer, a gracious hostess, a member of MENSA, a markswoman, a member of Colonial Dames and D.A.R., and she once sang at Carnegie Hall. She curated her surroundings and wardrobe with an amazing artistic eye, even until her death. Some fondly referred to her as "Miss America" at the nursing home where she spent her last days, because she never went without a coordinated outfit, jewelry, and a scarf or shawl and her iconic red lipstick. Even in a wheelchair, she commanded a certain regal bearing.

    She is survived by her four children: Diana Taylor of Little Rock, Kathleen Schenkelberg of Florida, Lorna De Perro of Colorado, and Thomas Prentiss of Louisiana. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and a number of great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    Cremation arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, 501-982-3400. Online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com. A graveside service will take place in Indiana at the family burial plot. She was larger than life and will be missed by all.

Paul and Bonny had 2 sons and 3 daughters, including:

  1. Thomas Andrew Prentiss. He m. and in 2014 and 2017 lived in Holden, LA. Son:
    1. Thomas Joel Prentiss.
  2. Diana Prentiss. She m. Mr. Taylor and in 2014 and 2017 lived in Little Rock, AR.
  3. Kathleen Prentiss. She m. Mr. Schenkelberg and in 2014 and 2017 lived in Royal Palm Beach FL.
  4. Lorna Prentice. She m. Mr. DePerro and in 2014 and 2017 lived in Fowler, CO.

8. William Paul Prentiss, b. 8 Apr 1924, IN, and d. 18 Mar 2000. His obituary reads as follows:

    WILLIAM PAUL PRENTISS: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, March 21, 2000

    Deceased Name: WILLIAM PAUL PRENTISS, April 8, 1924-March 18, 2000. William Paul Prentiss, 75, of Spring Valley died Saturday. He was born in Indiana. Mr. Prentiss was retired after working as an electronic engineer for the Department of Defense. He served in the Army 1943-45.

    Survivors include his daughter, Paula Mae Bautista of Spring Valley; sister, Margaret Droze of South Carolina; brother, Paul Prentiss of Alabama; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

    Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. today, Greenwood Mortuary, Interstate 805 and Imperial Avenue, San Diego. Services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the mortuary chapel.

He m. . Daughter:

  1. Paula Mae Prentiss. She m. Mr. Bautista and in 2000 lived in Spring Valley, CA.

9. Richard Prentiss, b. 15 Jun 1916, IN, and d. 23 Apr 2009. His obituary reads as follows:

    La Porte County Herald-Argus, The (IN) - Monday, April 27, 2009

    Richard W. Prentiss June 15, 1916-April 23, 2009

    WESTVILLE - Richard W. Prentiss, 92, Westville, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday (April 23, 2009) at Golden Living, La Porte. He was born June 15, 1916, in Porter County to William and Izora (McQuisten) Prentiss.

    Mr. Prentiss owned West Point Restaurant and Hickory Lawn Mobile Home Court, both of Westville, and he enjoyed golf.

    On Dec. 12, 1934, he married Elizabeth Darrah, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

    Surviving are one son, James R. Prentiss, Lake Wales, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra Moser and Karen (Ralph) Bannwart, both of Westville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    Cremation will take place. A burial of ashes will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Westville Cemetery. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Road, La Porte, is handling the arrangements. Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com. Memorial contributions may be sent the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX. 75034, or the Alzheimer's Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN. 46617.

He m. Elizabeth Darrah. She was b. 8 Mar 1916, Modoc, IN, and d. 11 Jun 1998, Winter Haven, FL. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Obituaries Elizabeth Prentiss: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, News-Dispatch, The (Michigan City, IN) - Friday, June 12, 1998.

    Deceased Name: Obituaries Elizabeth Prentiss, Winter Haven, Fla. - Elizabeth F. Prentiss, 82, died Thursday (June 11, 1998) at home. Mrs. Prentiss was born March 8, 1916, in Modoc, IN. Mrs. Prentiss was a homemaker.

    She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Prentiss, Winter Haven, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra Moser and Karen Bannwart, both of Indiana; one son, James R. Prentiss, Lake Wales, Fla.; four sisters, Lucille Coy, Pennsylvania, and Ginny Foster, Betty Day and Rhea Cadwell, all of Indiana; eight grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

    A memorial service is at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Newhard Funeral Home, Westville. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. that day. Family Funeral Services of Winter Haven, Fla., helped with the arrangements.

Children of Richard and Elizabeth Darrah:

  1. James R. Prentiss, b. 5 Apr 1936, La Porte, IN, and d. 24 Sep 2016, Lake Wales, FL. His obituary reads as follows:

      La Porte County Herald-Argus, The (IN) - Friday, September 30, 2016: James R. Prentiss April 5, 1936-Sept. 24, 2016

      James (Jim) R. Prentiss of Lake Wales, Florida passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale with his immediate family by his side. He was born April 5, 1936, in La Porte, Indiana, to the late Richard and Elizabeth (Darrah) Prentiss.

      Jim is survived by siblings, Sandra Moser and Karen Bannwart, both of Westville, Indiana.

      . In 1959 Jim married Loretta Allen of La Porte and they raised three children, Jacqueline (Jaci) Prentiss of Westville, Jerilynn (Jeri) Prentiss of Lake Wales, and Michael (Mike) Prentiss of Lawton, Oklahoma who all survive him. Also surviving are daughter-in-law, Suwanna Prentiss, three grandchildren, James A. Zickmund, Bianca Prentiss, Natasha Prentiss and foster grandchild, Ivory Rocker.

      Jim served in the Armed Forces as a radio telegraph operator, using Morse Code until he was honorably discharged in 1958Jim owned or managed many businesses in La Porte County over the years; Lake Shore Tavern, Hickory Lawn Mobile Home Park and Trailer sales, Westpoint Tavern, and Westville Soil Test. In the late 1980s, Jim moved to Florida where he owned and managed an Orange Grove and drove a Citgo gas truck between Lake Wales and Tampa until his retirement. Jim was a life member of the Elks Lodge 1974 where he was a dedicated trustee and assisted in many building and grounds upgrades. Jim was also a member of the American Legion Post 21 in Westville, and Moose Lodge 2391 in Lake Wales.

      A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral home, Lake Wales. A memorial visitation will start at 5 p.m. Oct. 3, 2016 at Newhard Funeral Home, 58 Walnut St., Westville, Indiana with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to your favorite local Veteran's Organization or Good Shepherd Hospice. www.newhardfuneralhome.com

    James m. Loretta Allen of La Porte in 1959. Children:

    1. Jacqueline Prentiss, "Jaci" . 2016 in Westville, IN.
    2. Jerilynn Prentiss, "Jeri". 2016 in Lake Wales, IN.
    3. Michael Prentiss, "Mike". 2016 in Lawton, OK.

  2. Sandra Prentiss, b. after 1936. She m. Mr. Moser and in 2009 lived in Westville, IN. Living in 2016 in Westville.

  3. Karen Prentiss, b. after 1936. She m. Ralph Bannwart and in 2009 lived in Westville, IN. Living in 2016 in Westville.

10. Claude Prentice, b. c. 1921, IN, and d. before 2004. 1935 in Gary, Lake Co., IN. 1940 at home in Tomahawk, Lincoln Co., WI.

He m. Helen Grabos, b, c, 1924 and d. 7 Nov 2004, Merrillville, IN. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Post-Tribune (IN) - Sunday, November 7, 2004: Helen Prentice, IN

    HELEN PRENTICE Age 80 of Merrillville passed away Thursday, November 4, 2004. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Merrillville; the 55 Year Club at Our Lady of Consolation Church; and the Senior Club and Women's Circle at Salem United Methodist Church in Hebron.

    Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Prentice. Helen is survived by a very special friend, Richard Palmer of Merrillville; 1 brother, Walter Grabos and Laura of Florida; 3 sisters-in-law, Carol Grabos of New Chicago, Ruth Nicholudis of Lowell, Becky Prentice of Osieon, Indiana; dear cousin, Genevieve Ashby of Calumet Township; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, to St. Joan of Arc Church for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Reverend Andrew Corona officiating. Burial to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, Monday, November 8, 2004 from 2-8 p.m. Prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Apparently Claude and Helen did not have children.

11. Carroll Arthur Prentice, "Arthur", b. 19 May1929, IN, and d. 21 Oct 1998, Ossian, Wells Co., IN per SSDI. 1930 at home in Liberty, Porter Co., IN. His obituary reads as follows:

    News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - Thursday, October 22, 1998: CARROLL A. "ART" PRENTICE OSSIAN - 1929-1998

    Carroll A. "Art" Prentice, 69, of Ossian, a native of Valparaiso, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at home. He retired from Local 150 Operating Engineers as crane operator after 45 years of service.

    Surviving are his wife, Rebecca; sons Lyle of Crown Point and David of Wheatfield; a daughter, Gayle Prentice of North Judson; stepdaughters Ruth Boice of Fort Wayne and Ronda Mathews of Hammond; a sister, Clair R. Nicludis of Lowell; five half-brothers and two half-sisters, all of Wisconsin; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.

    Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thoma-Rich Hewitt & Chaney, Bluffton, with calling from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial with graveside services by American Legion Post 111 will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Ossian. Memorials are to Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice Inc. Information provided by Thoma-Rich Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, 1-219-824-3850.

He apparently m. 1st Rose Bond on 23 Apr 1956 in Lake Co., IN. They were either divorced, or she died. Apparent children of Carroll and Rose:

  1. Lyle Prentice. 1998 in Crown Point, IN.
  2. David Prentice. 1998 in Wheatfield, IN.
  3. Gayle Prentice. 1998 in North Judson, IN.

He married 2nd Rebecca Penrod, b. c. 1943, Wells Co., IN, and d. 4 Apr 2015 as a result of an automobile accident in Northern Wells County, IN. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Rebecca 'Becky' Prentice, 72: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Bluffton News-Banner, The (IN) - Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

    Rebecca "Becky" R. Prentice, 72, of Ossian, passed away early Saturday, April 4, 2015, as a result of an automobile accident in Northern Wells County.

    Born in Wells County, she was the daughter of George and Florence (Bennett) Penrod. She was a member of Chester Center Christian Church. She had worked at AALCO Distributing, Admetco Company for 14 years and retired from Heyerly's Bakery in Ossian. She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

    Rebecca is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Ken) Boice of Fort Wayne and Ronda (Jim) Mathews of Fair Oaks, Ind. She has one granddaughter, Kayle (Joe) Landrigan, and five great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Gianna, Michael, Andrew and Elijah Landrigan, all of Fort Wayne; along with a brother, Allan (Jane) Penrod of Bluffton.

    She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and late husband, Art Prentice, and her dear friend Ken Klinski in 2014, along with a brother, Paul E. Penrod.

    Funeral Services for Becky will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 10, at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Pastor Doug Barker will officiate. Calling hours will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oaklawn Cemetery in Ossian. Memorials may be made in Becky's memory to the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.

Apparently Carroll and Rebecca did not have children.

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