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Thomas Prentice of England and Rhode Island, USA

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Thomas Prentice of England and Rhode Island, USA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2006 and Revised 11 Jul 2014

Introduction: The information in this article originally appeared in C. J. F. Binney's 1883 PRENTICE book at pg. 353. It has now been augmented with records from census records and email correspondence from Grace (Prentice) MacDougall. Here is what we have so far:

B. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1690 per Ancestry.com

He m. Mary Tarling, b. c. 1687 in Moreton, Cheshire Co., England, and d. 1758, Moreton, age 71 . Ancestor Chart at Ancestrtry.com . Children:

  1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1725.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1732. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [A]
  3. Mary Prentice, b. 18 Nov 1733.
  4. William Prentice, b. 4 Apr 1734. He m. Anne Nichols in Essex Co., England. She was b. 10 Sep 1734, Calne, Wiltshire. Six children:
    1. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1755, Bobbingworth, Essex Co.
    2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1761, Bobbingworth, Essex Co.
    3. Christiana Prentice, b. c. 1764, Bobbingworth, Essex Co.
    4. John Prentice, b. c. 1767, Bobbingworth, Essex Co.
    5. William Prentice, b. c. 1771, Halstead, Essex, and d. 4 Apr 1822, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, age 51. He m. Elizabeth Wicker in 1804. She was b. 1772 in Halstead, Essex Co, and d. 1837, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, age 65. They had seven children:
      1. John Prentice, b. 14 Dec 1804, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and d. 19 Dec 1859, NSW, age 55.
      2. Sarah Prentice, b. a19 Jan 1807, in Sydney, New South Wales, and d. Sydney on 21 Jul 1830, age 23. She m. Charles Crane in 1823. He was b. c. 1800.
      3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 14 Sep 1809, in Sydney, New South Wales, and d. 12 Jun 1878, Murrumburrah, NSW, age 68. She m. Thomas Ceeney on 6 Dec December 6, 1826, in Sydney, NSW. He was b. c. 1798 in London, England, and d. 28 Sep 1879, Murrumburrah, NW, agfe 81. Children:
        1. George William Ceeney
        2. George W. H. Ceeney
        3. Elizabeth Ceeney
        4. Sarah Elizabeth Ceeney
        5. Ambrose Andrew Ceeney
        6. William Ceeney
        7. Thomas Ceeney
        8. Mary Ann Ceeney
        9. Son Ceeney
      4. Mary Prentice, b. 1 Dec 1812, Sydney, NSW, and d. 13 Jun 1855, Sydney, NSW, age 42. She m. Thomas Bridgenin.
      5. William Henry Prentice, b. born on June 21, 1815, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and d. 30 Dec 1882, NSW. He m. Rachael Ikin on 22 Aug 1837, in Sydney, NSW. Tten children:
        1. William Henry Prentice, b. born on 6 Jul 1838, in Sydney, NSW, and d. 9 Dec 1899, NSW, age 81. He m. Anne Elizabeth Spencer. Children:
          1. Wiliam Henry Prentice Jr. b.6 Dec 1862, in New South Wales, and d. 2 Nov 1837, Mortdale, NSW, age 74. He m. Ann Jane Cox. Children:
            1. Louisa May Prentice, b. 24 Sep 1888, in Flemington, NSW, and d. 1939, Morea, NSW, age 51. She m. Albert Edward Marceau on24 Mar 1909, in Hurstville, NSW Son:
              1. Bert WIlliam Marceau, b. 30 Mar 1911.
            2. Lillian E. Prentice, b. c. 1891 and d. 1912, age 21.
            3. George W. Prentice Jr. b. c. 1893.
            4. Winifred M. Prentice, b.8 Oct 1895, in Balmain, NSW, and d. 12 Sep 1973, Sydney, NSW, age 77. She m. David Brown on 28 Mar 1923, in Sydney, NSW, Children:
              1. Norman Eli Brown
              2. Dau. Brown.
            5. William Henry Prentice Jr., b. c. 1898 and d. 1944, Ryde, NSW, age 46.
            6. Amy E. H. Prentice , b. c. 1901.
            7. Sylvia Josephine Prentice, b. c. 1903.
            8. Albert J. Prentice, b. c. 1906, Sydney, NSW, and d. 1966, Sutherland, NSW, age 60. He m. Elsie Gladys Dunleavy c. 1930. She was b. 1 Jan 1910, in Epping, NSW, and d. 26 Jul 2011, NSW, age 101.
            9. Frederick E. Prentice, b. c. 1909.
            10. Dau. Prentice
          2. Charles E. Prentice, b. c. 1865, Sydney, NSW, and d. 1937, Liverpool, NSW, age 72.
          3. Joseph P. Prentice, b. 1867, Sydney, NSW, and d. 1934, Kogarah, NSW, age 67.
          4. Frederick E. Prentice, b. `Sydney, 870, NSW, He m. Frances A. Wright.
          5. Albert Rowland Prentice, b. and d. 1872, Sydney, NSW.
          6. Richard Hercules Prentice , b.1873, Concord, NSW, and d. 1942, Rockdale, NSW, age 69. He m. Lily M. Round in 1909 in Sydney, NSW, 3 Children:
            1. Elsie Eileen Prentice, b. 1909, NSW, and d. 1958, Sydney, NSW, age 49.
            2. Dorothy Lillian Prentice, b. 1911,Sydney, NSW, and d. 1954, age 43.
            3. Margaret Rachel Prentice, b.. 1914, Sydney, NSW, and d the following year in 1915, Rockdale, NSW..
            He also m. Catherine Glazebrook.
          7. Walter Septimus Prentice, b. 1876, Cocord, NSW. He m. Jessie C. Bissell. Son:
            1. Walter F. Prentice, b. 1901 in NSW.
          8. Bertie Nathanial Prentice, b. 1880 in Concord, NSW. He m. Elizabeth Lennartz in 1939 in Rockdale, NSW.
        2. Edward Prentice, b. 30 Jun 1840, in NSW, and d. 31 Jan 1909, Burwood, NSW, age 67. He m. Susannah H. Martineer in 1872 in Sydney, NSW. They had 11 children:
          1. Edith Prentice, b. 29 Apr 1873, in Sydney, NSW and d. 10 Nov 1929, Sydney, NSW, age 56.
          2. Susan Prentice, b. c. 1875, Sydney, NSW.
          3. Edward Justin Prentice, b. c. 1877, Concord, NSW, and d. 1941, Burwood or Strathfield, NSW, age 64.
          4. Florence Prentice, b. c. 1880, Concord, NSW, and d as a child on 4 Mar 1883, Sydney, NSW, age 3.
          5. Weston C. Prentice, b. c. 1882, NSW. He m. Ella Beatrice Lunn in 1920, Randwick, NSW.
          6. Alma P. Prentice, b. c. 1884. She m. Alexqnder F. Anderson.
          7. Warden Selby Prentice , b. 30 Jul 1886, Homebush, NSW, and d. 26 Feb 1969, Rosebury, NSW, age 82. He m. Una M. N. Wickham.
          8. Harry Claude Prentice, b. c. 1888. He m. Clara Allman "Clare" in 1916.
            1. Ronald Edward Prentice, b. 1916, Homebush, NSW, and d. 1995, Campbelldown, NSW, age 79. He m. Dulcie Merle Bickel. She was b. 15 May 1914, Glen Innes, NSW, and d. Oct 1988, Campbelltown, NSW, age 73. Son:
              1. Son Prentice. He m. and had 2 daughters.
          9. Archibald William Prentice, "Archie" , b. c. 1890, Burwood, NSW, and d. 17 Feb 1971, NSW, age 81. He m. (unknown) in 1938 in Parramatta, NSW.
          10. Clarence Warwick Prentice, b. 1 Jul 1892, Burwood, NSW, and d. 1948, age 56. He m. Esther Marie Mildred Lewis in 1929 in Burwood, NSW.
          11. Vida Prentice, b. c. 1894, Burwood, NSW. She m. Thomas Boland Maccauley.
        3. Jane Prentice, b.21 Nov 1842, NSW, and d. 18 Apr 1919, Burwood, NSW, age 76. She m. John Ashton in 1869, Sydney, NSW. 8 Children:
          1. Lucy Ashton
          2. Sydney Frederick Ashton
          3. Jane Alice Ashton
          4. Eveline Caroline Ashton
          5. Tessie M Ashton
          6. Henry Ashton
          7. Leslie William Ashton
          8. Roland John Ashton
        4. George Prentice, b. c. 1844, NSW and d. within a year.
        5. Joshua John Prentice, b. 23 Jul 1846, Ashfield, NSW, and d. as a child on 6 May 1851, Sydney, NSW, age 5.
        6. Emily Prentice, b. 1 Feb 1850, Sydney, NSW, and d. 3 Aug 1924, Burwood, NSW, or 4 Mar 1883, NSW.
        7. Caroline Prentice, b. 29 Oct 1852, NSW and d. 1927, Auburn, NSW, age 75. She m. Robert Armstrong. Children:
          1. Milford Armstrong
          2. Caroline Armstrong
          3. William Armstrong
        8. Frederick Prentice, b. 1855 in NSW and d. 20 Jan 1934, Sydney, NSW, age 79. He m. Mary Agness Ryan. Children:
          1. Arthur F Prentice, b. 1877 in Liverpool, NSW and d. 8 Jan 1935, age 58. He m. Henrietta Blair. Son:
            1. Jack A Prentice, b. 1899, NSW.
          2. Caroline Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1878, Sydney, NSW, She m. Robert Armstrong.
          3. Rowland Norman Prentice, b. c. 1880, NSW, and d. 1919, Burwood, NSW.
          4. Joshua W, Prentice, b. 1882, Sydney, NSW. He m. Emma A. Williams
          5. Mabel Isabelle Prentice, b. 13 Sep 1885, Strathfield, NSW, and d. 7 Jun 1969, Burwood, NSW, age 83. She m. Silas James Keen. Children:
            1. Jack Silas Keen
            2. Bradbury Keen
            3. Son Keen
            4. Dau. Keen
          6. Cecil Prentice, b. c. 1886, Sydney, NSW, and d. 13 Jan 1939, Flemington, NSW, age 53. He m. Elsie J. Read.
          7. Malcolm Prentice, b. c. 1888, NSW and d. as a child in 1890, age 2.
          8. Alice J. Prentice, b. c. 1890, Sydney, NSW. She m. Ulric E. Williams.
          9. Emily R Prentice, b. c. 1892, Sydney, NSW.
          10. Dorothy M. Prentice, b. c. 1895. She m. Unknown.
          11. Winifred Robina Prentice, b. c. 1898. She m. Unknown .
          12. Rita Prentice, b. c. 1900. She m. Unkown.
        9. Rowland Prentice, b. 1856, Ashfield, NSW, and d. 29 Jun 1938, Sydney, NSW, age 80. He m. Grace Louisa Savell. Children:
          1. Emmanuel PRENTICE, b. 1885, NSW, and d. 22 Nov 1930, North Sydney, NSW, age 45. He m. Violet Miriam Prescot in Sydney. 2 children:
            1. Alice Eleanor Prentice , b. 1904 in Australia, and d. 3 Jan 2003, Sydney, NSW, age 99. She m. Leslie Bills in 1928 in North Sydney, NSW.
            2. Hector Edward Allan Prentice, b. 5 Jun 1905, in Sydney, NSW, and d. 11 Aug 1963, East Gosford, NSW, age 78, and bur in NSW. He m. Olive Johnson in 1962, Sydney, NSW.
          2. Harold Rowland Prentice or Roland Harold Prentice, b. c. 1886 d. as a child in 1896, age 10.
          3. Claude Prentice, b. c. 1889, NSW and d. 1943 in Burwood, NSW, age 54. He m. Caroline Maude Smioth in 1920 in Burwood, NSW.
          4. Raymond Prentice, b. 1890 in NSW and d. 1963, Lithgow, NSW, age 73. He m. Rose Margaret Edmunds in 1918 in NSW. 5 Children:
            1. John Rowland Prentice, b. 1920 and d. 20 Apr 1982, age 62. He m. Patricia Emma Hogan in 1945 in Katoomba, NSW,
            2. Raymond Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1922 and d. 19 Apr 1997, age 75.
            3. Walter James Prentice, b. c. 1924 and d. 10 Jun 1992, age 68.
            4. Kevin Francis Prentice, b. c. 1926 and d. 21 May 1997, age 71.
            5. Veronica Una Prentice, b. c. 1927 and d. 2006, age 79.
          5. Violet Grace Prentice, b. 1892 in Burwood, NSW , and d. 25 Dec 1973, age 81. She m. Frederick Smyth in 1913 in Burwood, NSW. Children:
            1. Gweneth Grace Smyth
            2. Harold Frederick Smyth
            3. Elaine Smyth
            4. Ray Smyth
          6. Rachel Jane Prentice, b. 1893 in Burwood, NSW and d. 1 Sep 1986, Strathfield, NSW, age 93. She m. Alfred Daly in 1919 in Burwood, NSW. Children:
            1. Bruce Daly
            2. Reginald William Daly
            3. Edward Rowland Daly
            4. Alan George Daly
          7. Mabel Prentice, b. c. 1894, Burwood, NSW and d. the same day.
          8. Rowland George Prentice, b. 1896 in NSW and d. 1965 in his home town, NSW, age 69. He m. Mary C Betts in 1917 in his hometown, NSW
        10. Alice Rebecca Prentice, b. 1861 in Burwood, NSW and d. 1939 in Rockdale, NSW, age 78. She m. Arthur John Allen in 1884 in Sydney, NSW. Children:
          1. Blanche Lilla Allen
          2. Roy William Allen
          3. Arthur Lloyd Allen
          4. Robin Albert George Allen
      6. Rosetta Prentice, b. 10 May 1818, in Sydney, NSW, and d. 21 Nov 1905, NSW, age 87. She m. Alexander John Lees on 23 Oct 1837, in Liverpool, NSW, age 87. Children:
        1. Elizabeth Jane Lees
        2. John Lees
        3. Henry Lees
        4. Sarah Lees
        5. William Robert Lees
        6. Ellen Lees
        7. Edward Lees
        8. Emma Lees
        9. Andrew Lees
        10. Benjamin Lees
        11. Mary A Lees
      7. Charlotte Prentice, b. 21 Apr 1821, in Sydney, NSW, and d. 20 Sep 1875, NSW, age 54. She m. James Norton on 27 Feb 1837, in Liverpool, NSW, age 54. Children:
        1. Isaac Norton
        2. James Norton
        3. Annie Charlotte Norton
        4. William Norton
        5. Jonathan Norton
        6. Elizabeth Norton
        7. Rosetta Norton
        8. Henry George Norton
        9. Eliza Norton
        10. George R Norton
        11. Anthony Norton
    6. Sarah Prentice, b. 1776 in Bobbingworth, Essex, England, and d. 7 Aug 1864, age 88.

A, Thomas Prentice, b.4 Apr 1732, Moreton, Cheshire Co., and d. 6 Apr 1788, Bobbingworth, Essex, age 56 per Ancestry.com.

He m. Anne Nicholls on 7 May 1752, Hertfordshire. She was b. 20 Oct 1734, Bobbingworth, Essex, and d. 22 Apr 1800, Bobbinghworth, age 65.

  1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1751.
  2. Ann Prentice, b. 1753 Bobbinworth, Essex, and bap. 23 Apr 1753.
  3. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 1755 Bobbinworth, Essex, and bap. 19 Mar 1755.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1758, Suffolk Co., England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  5. Christiana Prentice, b. 1764 in Bobbingworth, Essex, and d. 27 Nov 1803, Bobbingworth, Essex, age 39.
  6. George Prentice, b. c. 1767, Bobbingworth, Essex, and d. 14 Jun 17816, Bobbingworth, age 19.
  7. John Prentice, b. c. 1769, Bobbomgwprtj. Essex. amd d . 1794, Bobbingworth, age 25.
  8. William Prentice, b. 1773 in Bobbingworth, Essex, and d. 2 Apr 1822, Sydney, NSW, age 49. He m. Elizabeth Wicker on 9 Mar 1827, in Sydney, NSW. 7 children:
    1. John Prentice
    2. Sarah Prentice
    3. Elizabeth Prentice
    4. Mary Prentice
    5. William Henry Prentice
    6. Rosetta Prentice
    7. Charlotte Prentice
  9. Sarah Prentice, b. 1776 in Bobbingworth, Essex, and d. 7 Aug 1864, age 88. She m. James White on 30 Jul 1805. Five children:
    1. James Arnold White
    2. Elizabeth White
    3. John White
    4. Charles White
    5. Samuel White

1. Capt. Thomas Prentice of Suffolk Co., England was born c. 1758, Bobbingworth, Essex, England, and died 21 Jan 1831 in Providence, RI, age 73, or 1937, age 79. Bur. Providence, RI.

Thomas Prentice was pressed into the naval service in England. At some point, he escaped from a vessel bound to America and eventually settled in Providence, RI according to information provided by Thomas' wife to her grandson (see fn. + on pg. 353). Eventually Thomas became the Captain of a merchant vessel sailing from Providence to the West Indies.

He m. Elizabeth Field on 26 Jun 1788, but we do not yet know know how long it was after arriving in Providence. She was b. c. 1770, Providence, and d. 1 Jun 1847, age 77. Bur. in Providence, , outliving her husband, Thomas, by 16 years. She was the dau. of James Field and Sarah Birkett. An Ancestor Chart for Elizabeth can be found at Ancestry.com .

Children born, probably after 1788 and probably in Providence, RI. Children:

  1. John Prentice, Tailor, b. 1791 & d. 21 Sep 1867. . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Richard Prentice, born after 1788.
  3. Betsey Prentice, b. c. 1800-1805. She m. Jeremiah. Barrett 16 Jun 1821, Providence, RI. He was b. c. 1781, son of Joseph Wadsworth Barrett and Ruth Smallidge. An Ancestor Chart for Jeremiah can be found at Ancestry.com . Children, probably born after 1840:
    1. Betsey Barrett.
    2. Sarah Barrett.
  4. Benjamin Prentice, born c. 1804. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]
  5. Daniel A. Prentice, Tailor, born 1809 & d. 21 Jul 1884 . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  6. George W. Prentice, born c. 1813 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  7. Sarah/Sally E. Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1789, Providence . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  8. Mary Prentice (b. c. 1807. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]

2. John Prentice, Tailor, b. 1791 & d. 21 Sep 1867.

John m. Sally Snow. She was b. 1792 and d. 24 Aug 1875. Children of John and Sally (per Binney and 1850 & 1860 census):

  1. John Prentice, b. 1825 and d. 9 Feb 1857 at the age of about 32 years.

  2. William K. Prentice, b. c. 1829 & d. 5 Mar 1858. He appears in 1850 Atlantic City, Monmouth, NH census, single, teamster. It is not known whether he m. and had children between 1850 and his death in 1858.

  3. George Whitney. Prentice, b, 1831 & d. 8 May 1914. He may be the George W. Prentice who m. Maria Louisa Fisher (b. 1835 & d. 12 Sep 1890) in Providence on 22 Sep 1853. They are shown in the 1880 census with no children. He may also be the George W. Prentice shown in the 1900 Providence census with his wife, Emma F. Rounds who d. 9 Oct 1933.

  4. Thomas W. Prentice. He might be the Thomas W. Prentice, b. Apr 1841 who m. Amanda M. Bennett (b. Feb 1851, MA) in Providence on 27 Nov 1860. In the 1870 and 1880 Providence census he appears with his wife, Amanda (called Maria in the 1870 census, perhaps Amanda’s middle name). Not in 1900 census. Son (per 1870 census; none shown in 1880 census):

    1. George Graham Prentice, b. 21 Sep 1861 & d. 6 Jul 1876, RI, at the age of 15 years and 10 months..

  5. Frank Prentice, b. 1838 & d. 2 Mar 1899, RI, at the age of about 61 years. In the 1860 census he unmarried and living with his parents. In the 1880 Providence census he is living in the home of Henry T. and Margaret S. Fidler and is called an “uncle.”

  6. Harriet N. Prentice.

  7. Mary D. Prentice.

3. Benjamin Prentice, born c. 1804-1810 and d. 18 Jun 1888, Worcester, MA. Living in Worcester in 1882.

He m. Mehitable Winter , b. 7 Jan 1814, Croydon, Sullivan Co., NH, and d. 24 Mar 1890, Worceser, MA. Her Ancestor Chart: Ancestry.com . Children (Per Binney & 1850 and 1860 Worcester, MA census):

  1. Benjamin Winter Prentice, Jr., b. 3 Jan 1837. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [8]
  2. Vernon F./W. Prentice, b. Jan 1839, MA. In bus. in Worcester in 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 census with wife, Mary E/H. Stockwell, b. c. 1840, MA. In 1880 (Machinist) and 1920 census. See GenealogyBank.com for the obit. of his brother, Albert, telling about their "Prentice Brothers" machinery business.

    Children:

    1. Frank E. Prentice, b. c. 1862, MA, Machinist. At home in 1870 and 1880. Not in 1900 census. He is probably the Frank E. Prentice shown in the 1920 Auburn, Worcester Co., MA census with his wife, Mary G., b. c. 1855 in PA.
    2. Harry Vernon Prentice, b. Jul 1867, RI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.1]

    Also living with the family in 1880 was Catherine Stockwell, called mother in law.

  3. Albert Franklin Prentice, b. 22 Jan 1841, Worcester, MA ; in business in Worcester (See 1880 & 1900 census). See GenealogyBank.com for his obit. telling about the "Prentice Brothers" machinery business.

    He appears in the 1880 and 1900 census with his wife, Mary E., b. Feb 1846, MA and daughter:

    1. Mabel H. Prentice, b. c. 1874, MA. She m. Charles F. Goddard, b. Feb 1874, Worcester, MA, son of Charles S. Goddard (b. c. 1834, MA) and his wife, Ellen L. (per 1880 Worcester census. Mabel and Charles are living with her parents in 1900 census.

  4. Alfred Prentice, b. 20 Sep 1844, Worcester, MA (per IGI). Not shown in 1860 or 1880 census.
  5. Jane E. Prentice, b. c. 1846, MA. At home in 1860.

3.1 Harry Vernon Prentice, b. 18 Jul 1867, RI (per 1880 census) or MA (per 1920 census). At home in 1870 and 1880. Not in 1910, 1920 or 1930 census. He appears in the 1920 Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, census with his wife and family.

He m. Luella Veve Bemis, b. c. 1883, NH. Children:

  1. Vernon Ellsworth Prentice, b. c. 1915, MA, and d. 7 Mar 2011 in Paxton, Worcester Co., MA. At home in Worcester, MA, in 1920 census. 1940 census in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, as a Machine Shop assembler with 4 years of High School. His obituary reads as follows:

      "Full Obituary: Vernon Ellsworth Prentice Born in Worcester, MA on Jan. 19, 1915 Departed on Mar. 7, 2011 and resided in Paxton, MA. Memorial Service: Monday, Mar. 14, 2011 Cemetery: Private Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions. PAXTON – Vernon Ellsworth Prentice, 96, passed away at Holden Nursing Home on Monday, March 7, 2011.

      Born in Worcester to Harry Vernon and Louella (Bemis) Prentice, he grew up on a dairy farm in Tatnuck, part of which became Worcester Airport. He lived most of his life on West St. in Paxton in a house that he and his late wife Viola (Crouch) Prentice designed and built in 1950. They were married for 69 1/2 years. A graduate of Commerce High School, he also took courses at MIT. Vern was the former superintendant of the wheelhead Dept. at Cincinnati Milicron, formerly Heald Machine Co. in Worcester. He was a former member of the Volunteer Fire Depts. in Tatnuck and Paxton and served on the Board of Health in Paxton. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Paxton and the Rufus Putnam Masonic Lodge in Rutland. Vern loved cars and driving and enjoyed talking and reading about them. In addition to his wife,

      Vern was predeceased by his brother, Harrison H. and his wife Rachel (Parker) Prentice and his brother- in-law and sister-in-law, Clifford C. and Lilla (Crouch) Spongberg.

      Vern leaves his daughters, Gail Ann P. Belanger and her husband Charles F, Jr. of Holden and Marilou P. Barratt and her husband Thomas R. of Myersville, MD.

      Vern leaves four grandchildren, Michelle B. Shea and her husband Michael of Vienna, VA, Russell E. Barratt and his wife Anna M. of Myersville, MD, Christopher C. Belanger and his wife Christina E. Gessler of Summerland, CA, Joy B. Maidrand and her husband Craig D. of Dover, NH; four great-grandchildren, Megan N. and Kaitlyn M. Barratt of Myersville, Alexia Belanger of Summerland, and Zachary C. Maidrand of Dover; two nephews, Gary R. Spongberg and his wife Lucy C. of Niscayuna, NY. and Larry C. Spongberg of Paxton.

      He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all. A memorial service for Mr. Prentice will be held on Monday, March 14th, at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church in Paxton, 1 Church Street, Paxton, MA 01612. Burial at Mooreland Cemetery will be private and held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Website & Guestbook: www.milesfuneralhome.com

    Vernon m. Viola Crouch. Her obituary reads as follows:

      Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) - Sunday, July 27, 2008

      PAXTON Viola (Crouch) Prentice, 93, formerly of West Street, died Friday, July 25, 2008 in Holden Nursing Home, after a long illness.

      She leaves her husband of 69 years, Vernon E. Prentice; two daughters, Gail Ann P. Belanger and her husband Charles F., Jr. of Holden and Marilou P. Barratt and her husband Thomas R. of Myersville, MD; four grandchildren, Michelle B. Shea and her husband Michael of Vienna, VA, Russell E. Barratt and his wife Anna M. of Myersville, Christopher C. Belanger and his wife Christina E. Gessler of Summerland, CA, Joy E. Maidrand and her husband Craig D. of Dover, NH; three great-grandchildren, Megan and Kaitlyn Barratt and Zachary C. Maidrand; and two nephews, Larry C. Spongberg of Paxton and Gary R. Spongberg and his wife, Lucy C. of Niscayuna, NY. A sister, Lilla C. Spongberg, died in 1999. She was born in Paxton, daughter of Albert A. and Hattie E. (Eames) Crouch, and lived in Paxton until moving to Holden in 2002.

      Mrs. Prentice was a graduate of Classical High School and the Mass College of Art in Boston. She worked as a Librarian for the Town of Paxton at Richards Memorial Library, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette library and established the library at the Paxton Center School. She also worked as a graphic artist at the former Howard Wesson Co. in Worcester. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Paxton and its evening circle, Paxton Woman's Club and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star , she was also former Brownie leader.

      The funeral service for Mrs. Prentice will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd, in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery, Paxton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Montachusett Girl Scout Council, Inc., 81 Gold Star Blvd., Worcester, MA 01606; or Friends of Richards Memorial Library, 44 Richards Ave., Paxton, MA 01612; or the First Congregational Church of Paxton, 1 Church St., Paxton, MA 01612. milesfuneralhome.com

    Vern and Viola had 2 daughters.

    1. Gail Ann Prentice, b. c. 1940, MA. 1940 at home. She m. Charles F. Belanger, Jr. of Holden.
    2. Marilou P. Prentice. She m. Thomas R. Barrett of Myersville, MD.
  2. Harrison H. Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1917, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3.2]

3.2 Harrison H. Prentice, b. 22 Mar. 1917, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, and d. 30 May 2007, Paxton, Worcester Co., MA per Ancestry.com . . At home in Worcester, MA, in 1920 census. Not in 1930 census. His wife's obituary relates that Harrison and his wife owned and operated H. H. Prentice Excavating Company in Paxton for 40 years.His obituary reads as follows:

    Landmark, The (Holden, MA) - Thursday, June 7, 2007, Harrison H. Prentice

    PAXTON - Harrison H. "Hassie" Prentice, 90, of Paxton, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in Sterling Healthcare Center, after an illness.

    He leaves his wife of 60 years, Rachel (Parker) Prentice; his brother, Vernon E. Prentice of Paxton; two nieces, Marilou Barratt of Myersville, Md. and Gail A. Belanger of Holden; two grandnieces; two grandnephews; and two great-grandnieces. He was born in Worcester, son of Harry Vernon and Luella Veve (Bemis) Prentice, and lived in Paxton for 60 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in the Pacific theatre.

    Mr. Prentice owned and operated H.H. Prentice Excavating Company in Paxton for 40 years, retiring in 1986. Prior to the war, he operated a dairy farm in Worcester. He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Rufus Putnam Lodge of Masons in Rutland and the Scottish Rite Bodies of Worcester. He was also a member of the Melha Shrine Temple in Springfield and the First Congregational Church of Paxton.

    The funeral service in the First Congregational Church of Paxton was private. Burial was in Mooreland Cemetery, Paxton. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396; or the First Congregational Church of Paxton, 1 Church St., Paxton, MA 01612. Miles Funeral Home (www. milesfuneralhome.com), 1158 Main St., Holden, directed arrangements.

He m. Rachel May Parker. She was b. 17 Jan 1922, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, and d. 13 Aug 2007, Paxton, Worcester Co., MA. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Her obituary of 20 Aug 2007 in TheTelegram News reads as follows:

    Rachel M. (Parker) Prentice, 85. She was b. c. 1922 and d. 13 Aug 2007.

    PAXTON— Rachel M. (Parker) Prentice, 85, of Paxton, died peacefully in her home on Monday, August 13, 2007.

    Her husband of 60 years, Harrison "Hassie" Prentice, died on May 30th of this year. She leaves a sister, Miriam P. Fulford of Palestine, Texas; nephews and nieces including Donald, Richard and Kay Fulford all of Texas, Susan Murch of West Virginia, Donna Johnson of Maine, Marilou Barratt of Maryland, and Gail A. Belanger of Holden; several grandnephews and nieces; several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and many cousins. She was born in Worcester the daughter of Lucius W. and Alice M. (Briggs) Parker and lived most of her life in Paxton.

    Mrs. Prentice, along with her husband, owned and operated H.H. Prentice Excavating Company in Paxton for 40 years. Previously, she worked for Norton Company and the U.S. Army Research and Development Command in Natick. She graduated from Commerce High School and Becker College both in Worcester. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Paxton and the Paxton Woman's Club where she held several offices. She was a gifted artist, enjoyed oil painting, was a skilled knitter known for her Irish Knit Afghans.

    A memorial service for Mrs. Prentice will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25th, in the First Congregational Church, 1 Church St., Paxton. Burial will be private in Mooreland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396; or the First Congregational Church of Paxton, 1 Church St., Paxton, MA 01612. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden is directing arrangements.

Harrison and Rachel apparently did not have children as none are mentioned in her obituary.

4. Daniel A. Prentice, Tailor, born 1809, Providence, RI, & d. 21 Jul 1884, RI.

He m. Mary Bogman (Bagman?) of Providence, RI on 14 Nov 1831. She was b. c. 1810, Providence, RI. There in 1882. In 1880 Cranston, Providence Co., RI census living next door to their daughter, Cornelia, and her husband, James Field. Children (per Binney and 1850 census):

  1. Daniel Prentice. Probably deceased by 1840 since a later child has this name also.
  2. Louis Prentice. Not in 1880 census.
  3. May/Mary E. Prentice, b. c. 1832.
  4. Josephine Prentice, b. c. 1833 and d. 19 Sep 1888, age 54 years. She m. Levi L. Webster in Providence, RI on 11 Sep 1853. They appear in the 1870 and 1880 Providence census with their children. Additional information providd by Barbara Newman Finizia in her email of 24 Aug 2007:
    1. Emily J. Webster, b. 1 May 1854, Providence, RI. She m. Fred H. Gardiner on 16 Jun 1875 in Providence, RI. He was b. c. 1852, RI, son of Martha E. Gardiner (b. c. 1827, RI). In the 1880 Providence, Emily and Fred were living with his widowed mother, Martha; no children shown. Not in 1900 or 1910 census.
    2. Jennie M. Webster. b. 6 Aug 1856 in Providence, RI, and d. there 2 months later on 26 Oct 1856.
    3. Howard M. Webster, b. 28 Apr 1858, Providence, RI. At home in 1880. . . . . . . . . [9]
    4. Nellie F. Webster, b. 7 Sep 1859, Providence, RI, and d. there 5 Jul 1913. . . . . . . [10]
    5. Herbert L. Webster, b. 17 Nov 1860, Providence, RI, and d. 2 Mar 1920 in Providence, RI, age 59 years. At home in 1880. He appears in the 1910 and 1920 census in Providence with his wife, Flora H/K., b. c. 1861, RI (both parents b. in NH), She is not in the 1930 census. and children:
      1. Earl C. Webster, b. c. 1893, RI. At home in 1920. 1930 census in Cranston, Providence Co., RI, with his wife, Hope, b. c. 1898, RI; no children shown.
      2. Margorie/Marjorie Webster, b. c. 1899, RI. Not home in 1920.
    6. Infant Webster, b. 5 Nov 1872, Providence, RI and d. the same day.

  5. Cornelia Prentice, b. c. 1835 She is probably the Cornelia D. Prentice who m. James Henry Field in Providence, RI on 14 May 1860. He d. 10 May 1886, Providence. They appear in the 1880 Cranston, Providence Co., RI census living next door to her parents, Daniel and Mary Prentice. Son:
    1. Matthew Field, b. c. 1872, RI. Not in 1900 or 1910 census.http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1607&iid=31394_207493-01049&fn=Benjamin&ln=Prentice&st=r&ssrc=&pid=454517"> Vermont Death Records .

  6. Benjamin B. Prentice, b. Jun 1837, Wilkinsville, RI, and d. 14 May 1911 in Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT, at the age of 72 years. He was a Tinsmith at the time of his death.. He appears, unmarried, in the 1900 Rockingham Co., NH census; Tinsmith. Ref: Vermont Death Records . 1860 census, unmarried, in Springfield, Windsor Co., VT.

    Before 1870, he m. Louisa Marinda Porter, b. c. 1842, Hardwick, Caledonia Co., VT, and d. there 11 Dec 1918. She was the dau. of John Porter and Marinda Pahren. Benjamin and Louisa appear in the 1870 and 1880 census in Hardwick, Caledonia Co. VT living with her father, John Porter, b. c. 1807, NH, a widower (father b. in MA and mother in NH). John Porter's wife was Miranda Porter, b. c. 1809, NH. Children:

    1. Emma M. Prentice, b. c. 1862, VT. At home in 1870 and 1880.
    2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" C. Prentice, b. c. 1864, VT. At home in 1870 but not 1880.

  7. Daniel A. Prentice, b. c. Feb 1840 in RI. He appears in the 1880 Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA census (Machinist) with his wife Nellie C. Tucker, b. c. 1842, MA. No children are shown in 1880. Also living with them in 1880 was his mother in law, Hannah Tucker. He appears in the 1900 census in Wolburn, Middlesex Co., MA, where his wife is identified as Ellen C., b. c. 1843, MA; no children shown. Not in 1910 or 1920 census.
  8. Benjamin Prentice, b. c. 1838. Not in 1880 census. He might b the same person as Benjamin B. Prentice, above.
  9. Anna Sampson Prentice, b. c. 1840.
  10. Emma Prentice, b. c. 1845. She is probably the person shown in the Marriage Index as Emma Frances Prentice who m. Thomas Aaron Bowen in Providence, RI on 17 Nov 1869. He was b. c. 1844, RI (per 1870 census). They appear in the 1870 census in Providence, RI. Not in 1880 or 1900 census.
  11. Eugene Prentice, b. c. 1846. Not in 1880 census.
  12. Lewis Frank Prentice, b. c. 1848 & d. 21 Mar 1867. He is probably the “Frank” appearing in the 1850 census and “Lewis F.” in the 1860 census.
  13. Harriet Prentice, b. 1852.
  14. Henry Ward Prentice, b. c. 1852, Providence. He m. Anna/Annie Gertrude Arnold 26 May 1872, E. Providence. RI. Not in 1880 or 1900 census. They had 1 or more children,inclujding per Rhode Island Births M :
    1. Harry Prentice, b. 25 Sep 1872.
    2. Bertha M. Prentice, b. 18 Apr 1877.

5. George W. Prentice, born c. 1813, m. Lucy Eaton of Franklin, MA, b. c. 1824. 1850 census lived in Spring Garden Ward 3, Philadelphia, PA. Not in 1860, 1870 or 1880 census. Children:

  1. Harry B. Prentice, b. c. 1845, PA. 1870 census in Philadelphia, PA, as a RR Clerk,with his wife, Dora H., b. c. 1846, MA; no children shown. Not in 1880, 1900 or 1910 census.
  2. George E. Prentice, b. c. 1847, PA. At home in 1860. Not in 1870 or 1880 census.
  3. Mellanie P. Prentice, b. c. 1849, PA

6. Sarah/Sally E. Prentice, b. 7 Apr 1789, Providence, RI, and d. 9 Oct 1868 in Providence, RI (per Jim French at Ancestry.com .

She m. Caleb Arnold of Providence, RI on 21 Dec 1815. He was b. 11 Jun 1788 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI, d. 28 Aug 1869, Providence, RI, and was the son of William Arnold and Ruth Burkett, dau. of John Burkett. An Ancestor Chart for Caleb can be found at Ancestry.com .

Children of Sarah/Sally and Caleb:

  1. Elizabeth Arnold, b. 10 Seo 1816 and d. 6 Oct 1820.
  2. James Prentice Arnold, b. 18 Jan 1819, Providence, RI, and d. there 2 Aug 1895. He m. Sarah E. Westcott on 7 Jun 1852, Providence. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Frank W. Arnold, b. 26 Aug 1854, Providence, RI, and d. there 8 Jul 1903.
  3. Elizabeth Arnold, b. 30 May 1821, Providence, RI. She m. John T. Baylis.
  4. William Caleb Arnold, b. 24 Jul 1823, Providence, RI, and d. there 14 Jun 1896..
  5. Sarah R. Arnold, b. 23 Dec 1825, Providence. She m. Charles A. Webster on 29 May 1847, Stonington, New London Co., CT..
  6. Caleb A. Arnold, b. 26 Nov 1828, Providence, RI, and d. there 18 Mar 1910.. He m. Sarah W. Greene on 12 Dec 1853, Providence. Children:
    1. Emma B. Arnold, b. 23 Mar 1854, Providence, RI.
    2. Henry B, Arnold, b. c. 1858
    3. William G. Arnold, b. Oct 1861, Providence, RI.
  7. George Thomas Arnold, b. 24 Jun 1832, Providence and d. there 1 Aug 1895. He m. Harriet Pike on 6 Oct 1858, Providence. She was b. c. 1837, Warwick, Kent Co., RI. Children:
    1. Edward P. Arnold, b. 29 Nov 1859, Providence, RI.
    2. Sarah B. Arnold, b. c. 1862, Warwick, Kent Co., RI.
    3. George Henry Arnold, b. 25 Sep 1865, Providence, RI.
  8. Charles H. Arnold, b. 4 Mar 1836, Providence, RI, and d. there 30 Apr 1910..

7. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1807, RI, and d. 30 Aug 1886, West Bridgewater, MA, age 79.

She m. George Magwire on 8 Feb 1824 in her hometown. He was b. c. 1801, CT, and d. 20 May 1863, Brooklyn, NY, age 62. Children, probably born after 18424

  1. Thomas Maguire.
  2. Frank Maguire.
  3. May Maguire.
  4. Emma Maguire.
  5. Cordelia Maguire.
  6. Albert A Magwire, b. 10 Nov 1845 Brooklyn, NY and d. 21 Feb 1929, Springfield, VT, age 83. He m. Alice J. Spaulding in 1888. She was b. 27 Jun 11860, Cavendish, VT, and d. 13 Nov 1951, Springfield, VT, age 91. They had one child during their marriage:
    1. Charles E Magwire, b. 29 Sep 1895, Springfield, VT, and d. there 10 May 1991, 95, per Ancestry.com with photos , He m. Ruth W. Pulsifer on 4 May 1921, Springfield, VT. She was b. 10 Nov 1900, in Springfield, VT, and d. 25 Feb 11979, Springfield, VT, age 78. They had one child:
      1. Dau Magwire. She m. William Charles Lovell.
        1. Dau. Magwire.
        She also m. again.

8. Benjamin Winter Prentice, Jr., b. 3 Jan 1837, Worcester, MA. In business in Worcester. He appears in the 1870 Worcester census with his wife, Amelia, living with his parents, Benjamin Prentice, b. c. 1801, RI, and his wife, Mehitable, b. c. 1816, NH. Called a Machinest in the 1880 Worcester census. Also in 1900 Worcester, MA census.

He m. Amelia DeWing, b. c. 1838, MA. Children per 1880 census:

  1. William Alfred "Al" Prentice, b. c. 1860, MA. . . . . . . . . . [8.1]
  2. Charles H. Prentice, b. c. 1864, MA, Clerk.
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8.1 William Alfred "Al" Prentice, b. Dec 1862, MA, Machinist Apprentice. He appears in the 1880 census in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA as b. c. 1861. He appears in the 1900 Worcester, MA census with his wife and family.

He appears in the 1910 Worcester, MA census with his family where he is incorrectly indexed as "Wilfred Prentice." He appears in the 1920 census as "William Prentice" and later in the 1930 census indexed as "W. Alfred Prentice."_­

He m. Ella J. Doyle, b. c. 1865, MA, dau. of Eliza Doyle J., b. Jun 1837, Ireland (as were both of her parents) who was living with them in Worster in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census. Known children per census records:

  1. William H. Prentice, b. 19 Jun 1883, Worcester, MA and d. c. Oct 13, 1962 at 126 Dunmoreland St., Springfield, MA (per obituary and SSDI). At home in Worcester in the 1900 and 1910 census. Not in 1920 or 1930 census. He retired in 1954 as chief accountant, credit manager and budget director of Baldwin-Duckworth Div of Chain Belt Co. He m. Edna Dimmick. She was b. c. 1887, CT. They appear in the 1920 census in Meriden, New Haven Co., CT, without children, Not in 1930 census. They had 1 son:

    1. Chester Harold Prentice of Westport, CT was b. 10 Sep 1921, Wocester, MA, and d. 27 Jun 2008. He m. Jewell Gregory. They had 4 children (per Grace MacDougall, email, 15 Jan 2007). His Obituary in the Citizen-Times reads as follows:

        Black Mountain - Chester Harold Prentice, 85, of Highland Farms Community, died Friday, ­­­June 27, 2008.

        He was born September 10, 1921, in Worcester, Mass. to the late William Harold and Edna Dimmick Prentice. He attended Classical High School in Worcester Mass., Whorton College in Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. Chet was a veter an of World War II in the European Theater and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his service to his country. He was called to serve again in the Korean War.

        After moving to Black Mountain, he founded and was CEO of Highland Farms Retirement Center from 1968 to his retirement in 1994.

        Chet is survived by his wife, Jewell Gregory Prentice; a daughters, Gail Roberts, of Asheville, Patricia Anderson and her husband, Peter, of Derry, N.H., Carol Milner and husband, Rex, of Dahlonega, Ga.; a son, Steven Prentice and his wife, Deborah of Norwell, Mass.; stepson, Brian Price, and wife, Robbie, of Black Mountain; stepdaughter, Teonna Price, of Peachtree City Ga.; and stepson, Chad Price, of Black Mountain.

        A private family service will be held at the Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Partners P.O. Box 5779 Asheville, NC 28813.

        The funeral arrangements are entrusted to Brigman's Funeral Service in Black Mountain. For those who wish, words of comfort may be expressed to the family online under Mr. Prentice's obituary at www.brigmans.com.

        Published: 2008-06-29

      Chester m. Jewell Gregory.. Children per obituary:

      1. Gail Prentice. She m. Mr. Roberts and in 2008 lived in Asheville.
      2. Patricia Prentice. She m. Peter Anderson and in 2008 lived in Derry, NH.
      3. Carol Prentice. She m. Rex Milner and in 2008 lived in Dahlonega, GA.
      4. Steven Prentice. He m. Deborah and in 2008 lived in Norwell, MA.

      The obituary seems to indicate that Jewell Gregory had a prior marriage to a Mr. Price by whom she had:

      1. Brian Price who m. Robbie and in 2008 lived in Black Mountain.
      2. Teonna Price who in 2008 lived in Peachtree City GA.
      3. Chad Pricewho in 2008 lived in Black Mountain.

  2. Edith B. Prentice, b. Feb 1886, MA. At home in Worcester in the 1900 census. She m. Edward. Rice. He was b. c. 1882, MA. He appears in the 1920 census and was a Carpenter. He d. before 1930 as Edith is then shown as a widow, age 44, in the 1930 census. Children (per Grace MacDougall, email, 15 Jan 2007):
    1. Myrtle A. Rice, b. c. 1915, MA. At home in Worcester in 1930. She m. and had children.
    2. Knowlton Rice, b. c. 1924, MA. At home in Worcester in 1930. He was a jet pilot in the military. Not in SSDI as of Aug 2007.

  3. George A. Prentice, b. Apr 1893, MA. At home in Worcester in the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census. 1940 census in Worcester where he is shown as a laborer with 1 year of High School and living with his mother Ella. He d. 14 Aug 1958 at Rutland, VA Hospital. Did not marry. No children.

  4. Norman F. Prentice, b. 13 Oct 1895, Worcester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]

  5. Ruth E. Prentice, b. Feb 1898, MA. At home in Worcester in the 1900 and 1910 census.

  6. Albert W. Prentice, b. c. 1904-5, MA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[12]

Also living with Alfred and his family in 1900 was Eliza J.Doyle, Alfred’s mother in law. She was b. 1829 and d. 1906. She m. William Doyle. He was b. 1838 and d. 1881. Buried in Hope Cemetary, names engraved on the same stone (per Grace MacDougall, email, 15 Jan 2007).

9. Howard M. Webster, b. 28 Apr 1858, Providence, RI, and d. before 1930. He was the son of Levi L. Webster (b. 1833) and Josephine M. Prentice (b. 1833). An Ancestor Chart for Howard and his wife, starting with their daughter, Ethel, can be found at Ancestry.com . At home in 1880. He appears in the 1900 and 1910 Providence, RI, census with his wife and family.

He m. Cora B. Davenport. on 18 Dec 1883, Providence, RI. She was b. 17 Jun 1861, Providence, RI. For her roots, see Appendix A. In the 1930 Providence census she is a widow living with her daughter Ethel, and her husband. Children:

  1. Ethel D. Webster, b. 19 Apr 1888, Providence, RI. At home in 1910. She m. Hugh Fulton. He was b. c. 1882, Northern Ireland and emigrated to the United States in 1883 (per 1930 census). He first appears in the 1900 Providence, RI, census with his parents, Hugh Fulton (b. c. 1849, Ireland) and his wife, Mary (b. c. 1851, reland). They appear, without children, in the 1930 census in Providence living with her mother, Cora, shown as a widow. The 1930 census shows Hugh as a Textile worker in the cotton business.

  2. Raymond L. Webster, b. 3 Oct 1892, Providence, RI, and d. after 1942 in Providence.. At home in 1910. He appears in the 1920 census in Cranston, Providence Co., RI with his wife, Elsie W. Graves who he m. on 8 Oct 1919 in Providence. She was b. Oct 1894, Providence, RI, dau. of John Graves (b. c. 1867, England) and Annie L. (b. c. 1866, England) who appear in the 1900 census in Providence. Raymond and Elsie appear in the 1930 Cranston census with their children:
    1. Forrest G. Webster, b. 1 Aug 1920, Providence, RI.
    2. Shirley D. Webster, b. c. 1924, Providence, RI.
    3. H. Macy Webster, son, b. c. 1925, Providence, RI.
    4. Raymond L. Webster, b. c. 1934, Providence, RI, and d. 10 Aug 1997, age 63 years, New London, New London Co., CT

10. Nellie F. Webster, b. 7 Sep 1859, Providence, RI, and d. there 5 Jul 1913 (per Barbara Newman Finizia, email, 24 Aug 2007)..

She m. George T. Moore on 23 Oct 1893, Providence, RI. He was b. Feb 1853, and d. 3 May 1905, Providence, age 52 years. He was the son of Samuel R. Moore (b. c. 1822, England, Moulder) and Susan (b. c. 1827, Ireland) (per 1860 Providence census) Children:

  1. Ernest Webster Moore, b. 16 Nov 1894 in Providence, RI, and d. Dec 1974 in Lake Worth, Palm Beach, FL. He m. Mary Bain on 3 Nov 1919 in Providence. RI. She was b. c. 1895, RI, with both parents b. in Scotland. She is probably the Mairy Bain who appears in the 1910 Providence census with her parents, Roberet(?) Bain (b. c. 1867, Scotland) and Mary (b. c. 1869, Scotland). Ernest and Mary appear in the 1930 census in Cranston, Providence Co., RI, with their daughter:
    1. G. Margery Moore, b. c. 1921, RI.

  2. Lila Evans Moore, b. 13 Oct 1898 in Providence, RI, and d. Feb 1979, apparently unmarried, in Saunderstown, Washington, RI. Census 1920 indexed as Sala E Morre, Boston Ward 14, Suffolk, MA, Nurse.

  3. Walter Webster Moore, b. 18 Oct 1899 in Providence, RI, and d. 18 Oct 1981 in Clinton, Middlesex Co., CT, age 82, He m. Berenice Nettleton. She was b. 28 Jan 1903 in Clinton, Middlesex Co., CT, and d. there on 30 Aug 1975, age 72 years. She was the dau. of Joseph N. Nettleton (b. c. 1871, CT) and Nellie C. (b. c. 1873, CT, with both parents b. in Germany) (per 1920 Clinton census). Children:
    1. Walter W. Moore, b. 30 Dec 1924 and d. 12 Jan 1995, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, age 70 years. Married, but his wife's name is not yet known.
    2. Arnold H. Moore

11. Norman F. Prentice, b. 13 Oct 1895, Worcester and d. Jul 1980, Worcester (per SSDI) at Fairlawn Hospital, Worcester, MA. . At home in Worcester in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census.He appears in the 1930 census as a boarder in Worcester with his wife.b. c. 1906, MA.

He m. Ina Josephine Bloomquist of Overmark, Finland. She was b. 27 Feb 1906 and d. 20 Jul 1984, dau. of Adrian Bloomquist (b. c. 1873, Finland, as were his parents) and his wife, Anna J. (b. c. 1883, Finland, as were her parents) (per 1920 Worcester census) They had 5 children as follows (per Grace MacDougall, email, 15 Jan 2007):

  1. Richard N. Prentice, b. 1930, d. 1932.Worcester, MA.
  2. Norman Ronald Prentice, b 1936 in Worcester, MA. In 2007 lived in Eastford, CT. He m. Helen Preston (deceased). Two children:
    1. Linda Ann Prentice. She m. Daniel Currington, Ocala, Fla. 2 children:
      1. Trevor Currington, b. 1987.
      2. Kelley Currington, b, 1996.
    2. Barry N. Prentice, b 1958, Ledyard, CT. Three children.

  3. Ruth Beverly Prentice, b .6 Sep 1939, Worcester, MA. She m. Glen M. Watrous, Ledyard, CT. In 2007 lived in Tybee Island, GA. Two children:
    1. Denise Lynette Watrous, b. 5 Oct 1957, New London, CT. She m. Gerald Harris. 2 children:
      1. Norman Harris who lives in GA.
      2. Amanda Harris who lives in Seattle, WA.
    2. Brenda Fay Watrous, b. 5 Dec 1960, New London, CT. No children. In 2007 lived in Tybee Island, GA.

  4. Naomi Jane Prentice, b. 27 Nov 1941, Worcester, MA. She m. Samuel M. Stauffer, Lancaster, PA Two children:
    1. Cheryl Ann Stauffer, b. 19 Oct 1962 in Worcester, MA. She m. Lamar Benner, Honeybrook, PA. They have 3 children:
      1. Austin Benner, b. Lancaster, PA.
      2. Grant Benner, b. Lancaster, PA.
      3. Tristan Benner, b. Lancaster, PA.
    2. Timothy Jon Stauffer, b. 5 Jun 1965, Norwich, CT. He m. Beth. They have 4 children:
      1. Jared Stauffer. b., Lancaster, PA.
      2. Cassidy Stauffer, b. Lancaster, PA.
      3. Riley Stauffer, b. Lancaster, PA.
      4. (dau.) Stauffer, b. Lancaster, PA.

  5. Grace Tyra Prentice, b. 6 Feb 1943, Worcester, MA. She m. Donald Hume MacDougall of Falmouth, MA; he was b. 29 Nov 1939 in Hyannis, MA . Four children (per Grace MacDougall, email, 15 Jan 2007):
    1. Dennis Bradley MacDougall, b. 7 Feb 1959. He m. Linda Grosinski. 2 children:
      1. Daniel B. MacDougall, b. 7 Dec 1988 in Groton, CT.
      2. Katelyn MacDougall, b. 7 May 2000 in Portsmouth, VA.
    2. Christina Arlene MacDougall, b. 22 May 1965, Norwich, CT. She m. James Morton. He was b. 1 Jun 1963, York, PA. Two children:
      1. Tyler James Morton, b. 28 May 1998 in York, PA.
      2. Katherine Ann Marie Morton, b. 28 Jul 2000 York, PA.
    3. Theresa Naomi MacDougall, b 11 Jul 1967 in Norwich, CT. She m. Kevin McCullough. One son:
      1. Colin Charles McCullough, b. 11 Aug 1987 in Westerly, RI.
    4. Patricia Joy MacDougall, b. 4 Jun 1971 in Norwich, CT. She m. Robert Stillman, Lancaster, PA. Three children:
      1. B. Grace Stillman, b. 7 Apr 1999 in Lancaster, PA.
      2. Eleah (Ellie) Faith Stillman, b. 1 Jan 2001, Lancaster, PA.
      3. William Robert Stillman, b. 8 Dec 2003 in Lancaster, PA.
      4. Matthew Wyatt Stillman, b. 7 Feb 2007, Lancaster, PA (per Grace (Prentice) MacDougall, email, 27 Aug 2007)

12. Albert W. Prentice, b. c. 1904-5, MA. At home in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census in Worcester, MA. His obituary of 7 Sep 1991 in the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, MA, seems to indicate that he had no children since none are mentioned (and confirmed by Grace Prentice MacDougall;'s email of 15 Jan 2007) and provides the following information:

    Obituary: ASHBURNHAM - Albert W. Prentice, 87 (b. c. 1904), of 55 Center St., South Ashburnham, died Thursday in Gardner Manor Nursing Home, Gardner, after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Alyce J. (Cychol) Prentice; and several nephews and nieces. He was born in Worcester, son of William A. and Ella (Doyle) Prentice, and lived 46 years in South Ashburnham. Mr. Prentice was a toolmaker for many years at Fitchburg Paper Co., retiring in 1963. He previously worked for 23 years at the former Florence Oil Stove Co. in Gardner.

    Mr. Prentice was a member of Gardner Post 905, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Worcester Lodge 56 of Odd Fellows. He graduated from Boys' Trade High School in Worcester. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees in the Asian-Pacific theater. No funeral services are planned. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Gardner. Calling hours are 10-10:45 a.m. today at Poliks Funeral Home, 431 Pleasant St., Gardner.

Who are Thomas Prentice's Parents?

The identity of his parents has not yet been determined. The only Thomas Prentice shown in the IGI as born in Suffolk in that time frame is Thomas Prentice, b. 17 Dec 1763 and chr. 23 Mar 1764 at The Old Meeting House, Saint Nicholas Street-Presby., Ipswich, Suffolk, England. The IGI identifies the parents of that Thomas Prentice as John and Mary Prentice.

There may, of course, have other men named Thomas Prentice born in England in that time frame, so further investigation is needed.


Appendix A: Cora A. Davenport: By email of 24 Aug 2007, Barbara Newman Finizia provides the following information about the Ancestry of Cora A. Davenport:

1. William H. Davenport was b. Apr 1828 in MA. It is presently unclear whether he is the William Hastings Davenport at Ancestry.com who b. 20 Apr 1828 in Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.

He m. Julia in 1851. She was b. Jan 1832 in MA and d. 2 Jul 1896 in Providence, Providence, RI. Children of William and Julia:

  1. William P. Davenport, b. 1851, Massachusetts; d. 10 Jul 1887, Providence, Providence, RI.
  2. Stearns L. Davenport, b. 14 Jun 1854, Providence, Providence, RI.
  3. Walton C. Davenport, b. 6 Jun 1857, Providence, Providence, RI.
  4. Cora A. Davenport, b. b. 17 Jun 1861, Providence, Providence, RI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. James H. Davenport, b. c. 1862 and d. 15 Oct 1928, age 66, Providence, Providence, RI.

2. Cora A. Davenport, b. b. 17 Jun 1861, Providence, Providence, RI.

She married Howard M. Webster on 18 Dec 1883 in Providence, Providence, RI. He was the son of Levi Webster and Josephine Prentice and was b. 28 Apr 1858 in Providence, Providence, RI. Children:

  1. Ethel D. Webster, b. 19 Apr 1888, Providence, Providence, RI. She m. Hugh Fulton.
  2. Raymond L. Webster, b. 3 O t 1892, Providence, Providence, RI.

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