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William Roy Prentis of Mississippi and Florida

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William Roy Prentis of Mississippi and Florida
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2005 and Revised 1 Jul 2006

Update of 1 Jul 2006: This material has now been merged into our Spring 2001 article about the Prentices of Bilton Ainsty, etc..

1. William Roy Prentis was b. c. 1896 in Mississippi. The only clue we have about his ancestry is that his father was b. in England (per 1930 census). William first appears in the 1930 census in Kissimmee, Osceola Co., FL with his wife, Louise(?), b. c. 1907, Georgia, and children:

  1. William Roy Prentis Jr., b. 9 Aug 1922, FL. . . . . . [2]
  2. Louise V. Prentis, b. c. 1929, FL

William Roy Prentis Jr., b. 2 Jun 1924, FL, and d. 24 May 2004. He was a Major in the US Air Force and is bur. in Sec 434, Site 52, next to his wife, at Florida Natl. Cem., Bushnell, FL.

He m. Eileen Margaret. She was b. 9 Aug 1922 and d. 13 Jun 2001. She is bur. at Sec. 434, Site 52, Florida Natl. Cem., Bushnell, FL.

Who are the parents James W. Prentis?

If one infers that James W. Prentis, b. c. 1867 in England, was still in England at the time of the 1871 census, and given the somewhat unusual "Prentis" spelling of his surname, his family may be that shown in the 1871 census in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England as James T. Prentis, head, b. c. 1843 Leeds, Yorkshire, England;

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