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Samuel Prentice of Scotland and Philadelphia, PA

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Samuel Prentice of Scotland and Philadelphia, PA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2014 and Revised 1 Jun 2015

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Update of 1 Jun 2015. Samuel Prentice is #1.4 in our Spring 2007 article entitled James Prentice of Dalsert, Scotland . That article now replaces this article.


1. Samuel Prentice was b. c. 1903 ,Scotland and appears in the 1940 census in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife and family where he was a painter in a Ship Yard with a 4 year High School education. He emigrated to America between 1922 and 1924. Children:

He m. Marion, b. c. 1900, Scotland. Children:

  1. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1922, Scotland. 1940 at home.
  2. Donald Prentice, b. c. 1924, PA. 1940 at home. It is unclear whether he is the Donald H. Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 5 Jul 1923 and d. 27 Oct 2002 in Ellenton, Manatee Co., FL.
  3. Samuel Prentice, b. 28 Sep 1924, Philadelphia, PA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  4. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1926, PA. 1940 at home.

2. Samuel Prentice, b. b. 28 Sep 1924, Philadelphia, PA, and d. 20 Jul 2006, Traverse City Grand Traverse Co., MI. 1940 at home in Philadelphia, PA.

He m. Betty Lewis. She was b. 30 Jun 1925 in Traverse City, MI, and d. 20 Apr 2015, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI. Dau. of Angeline Hageland and Burr Smith Lewis. Betty's obituary reads as follows:

    Betty Prentice Died April 20, 2015: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Grand Traverse Herald, The (MI) - Thursday, April 23, 2015.

    Deceased Name: Betty Prentice Died April 20, 2015. Betty Elizabeth Prentice, 89, of Traverse City, died Monday, April 20, 2015 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Betty was born on Tuesday, June 30, 1925 to `the late Angeline (Hageland) and Burr Smith Lewis in Traverse City.

    On Saturday, March 16, 1946 she married Samuel Prentice in Traverse City. Betty and Sam made their home in Herford, Pennsylvania, and Ivy Land, Pennsylvania, before moving back to Traverse City in 1987. She had worked for American Electronics Laboratories, where she was a lead person until her retirement in 1987. Betty had been a member of the Kings Court Association and had served as its president. She was known for and enjoyed her vast Christmas village collection, which she displayed in her home every Christmas holiday, and she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She attended Central United Methodist Church.

    Betty is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Ralph) Kennedy and Margaret Jean (James) Sayre, of Largo, Florida; and her grandchildren, Karen (Ira) Babcock, Ralph Kennedy, of Interlochen, Kellie (Joe) VanAntwerp, of Traverse City, and Samuel Prentice, of Pennsylvania. Betty is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Meagan, Jessica, Joseph, Liam, Sophia, Zachary and Gabrielle; and her sister, Dolly (Wilmer) Bauer, of Watertown, South Dakota.

    She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters, Angeline Bradford and Catherine Saxton; and brother, Charles Lewis.

    At Betty's request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society. Please share memories of Betty with her family by visiting www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Children of Samuel and Betty:

  1. Sharon Prentice. She m. Ralph Kennedy.
  2. Margaret Jean Prentice. She m. James Sayre and in 2015 lived in Largo, FL.

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