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John Prentice of Queensland, Australia

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John Prentice of Queensland, Australia
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 28 May 2011

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1856 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia per Ancestry.com . He was a buyer and horsebreaker for Cobb and Company.

He m. Rosena Fanny Lewis Roach c. 1880. She was b. 16 Aug 1863, Condamine, Old Australia, and d. 24 Sep 1926 in Nambour as the result of an accident and is bur. in Nambour Gen. Cem., Maroochy Shire, Queensland.. They lived in Harrisville, Queensland in 1918. She was the dau. of George Roach and Catherine Emma Lewis. An Ancestor Chart for Rosina can be found at Ancestry.com .

Known children of John and Rosena:

  1. Catherine/Katherine Ellen Prentice, b. 16 Sep 1884 in Rocklea, Brisbane, Queensland, and d. 24 Nov 1924 in Nambour Old Australia, age 40. Bur. Nambour Gen Cemetery. She m. Arthur Thomas Pegg on 11 May 1904, Queensland. He was b. c. 1868 abd d. 1 Sep 1944 in Nambour, age 76. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Samuel Arthur Pegg, b. c. 8 Oct 1910, Nambour, and d. there 22 Jan 1964. He m. Kathleen Maud. She was b. 10 Mar 1910 and d. 14 Jan 2004 in Nambour. They had 1 or more children, including:
      1. Carol Jean Pegg, b. 17 Mar 1935, Nambour, and d. the following month on 6 Apr 1935 in Nambour.

  2. George Norman Prentice, b. c. 1886 in Condamine and d. 19 Sep 1918 at Corbie near Provart , France, in WW I. His milittary records show him as: Australian Corporal Australian Machine Gun Corps 4th Bn., d. age 32 on 19 Sep 1918. 291. Son of John and Rosena Fanny Lewis Prentice, of Harrisville, Queensland. Native of Ipswich, Queensland. Commonwealth War Dead I. F. 4. BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY MM

  3. William Arthur Prentice, b. 20 Jan 1888, Beaudesert, Brisbane, Queensland. He married Hilda May Craig on 13 Oct 1920. They had 1 or more children, including:
    1. Daphne Rose Prentice, b. aft. 1920 and d. 18 Dec 1924.

  4. Rosina Florence Prentice, b. 17 Nov 1889 in Rocklea, Brisbane. She m. Emil Heinrich Wysling on 7 Mar 1916.

  5. Fanny Mabel Prentice, b. 17 Aug 1892, Rocklea, Brisbane. She m. John Thomas Gallagher on 22 Apr 1914.

  6. John Richard Prentice, b. 10 Jan 1895, Rocklea, Brisbane. His occupation was a Buyer and horsebreaker for Cobb and Co. John enlisted in Army in 1915 and d. in WW1 on 1 Oct 1915 of dysentery at Port Said while serving in the 11th Light Horse Regiment.

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