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Horace Noel Prentiss of VT and MT


Horace Noel Prentiss of VT and Havre, Hill Co. MT
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2001 and Revised 18 Jan 2011

Update of 18 Jan 2011: Horace Noel Prentiss is a descendant of Clark :Prentiss of Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT. This article is now replaced by the article entitled Clark Otis Prentiss of Burlington, VT .

1. Horace Noel Prentiss was b. c. 1877 in VT. He appears in the 1920 census as a Locomotive Engineer and 1930 census in Havre, Hill Co., MT census with his wife.

He m., as her 2nd husband, Lelia Mildred Greenman on 10 Jan 1911 in Williston, ND. She was b. 6 Nov 1876, Kent Co., MI, dau. of George W. Greenman and Emma D. Fex. She was b. 6 Nov 1876 in Kent Co., MI and d. 1960 in Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA. She is bur. in Highland Cem., Havre, Hill Co., MT. An Ancestor Chart for Lelia can be found at Ancestry.com . Children per 1920 census (Ref: Ancestry.com ):

  1. Noel Aaron Prentiss, b. 21 Aug 1913, MT, and d. 17 Sep 2001 at an unspecified location (per SSDI). Attended college for 2 years befpre Jan 1945 when he enlisted as a private in the US Army, Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, UT. Residence: 717 3rd St 23 Jan 1920 Havre, Hill, Montana. Residence: 717 Third St. 2 Apr 1930 Havre, Hill, Montana. Residence: 19 Jan 1945 Hill, Montana. Residence: 1967 Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia. Residence: 1993-2002 Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  2. Marvin V. Prentiss, b. c. Sep 1916, MT, and d. c. 1959, Seattle, King Co., WA. At home in 1930 census. Accepted for US Navy Service by the draft board Military 20 Apr 1944 Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana. Residence: 20 Apr 1944 Lewis and Clark Co., Montana. Residence: 3 Apr 1952 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

Lelia had a prior, 1st, marriage to John Young on 26 Jun 1900. He was b. c. 1875. Son of that earlier marriage:

  1. Jack K. Young, b. c. 1905, MT. He appears in the 1930 census in Havre, Hill Co., MTl, with his wife, Florence M., b. c. 1905, MT (both of her parents b. in Syria). No children shown.

Who are Horace's Parents?

Horace Noel Prentiss might be a grandson of Clark Prentiss who is discussed in our Fall 1998 Prentice Newsletter. Clerk Prentiss appears in the 1850 Burlington and 1860 Willison, Chittenden Co., VT census. He had a son, Horace Prentiss, b. c. 1849. Horace would have been 28 in 1877, likely married, and may have given his son his own name.

Horace Noel Prentiss may, or may not, be the Horace M. Prentice (note the different middle initial and different surname spelling) who appears in the 1880 census in Granville, Hampden Co., MA and is the son of Sarah J. Prentice, b. c. 1850, VT. Sarah's father was b. in MA and her mother in VT. No father is shown. Also shown is Horace's brother, George B. Prentiss, b. c. 1873, VT.

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