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Wilbur Prentice of NY and AZ


Wilbur Prentice of NY and Glendale, Maricopa Co., AZ
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2001 and Revised 23 Feb 2006

1. Wilbur Robert Prentice was b. 2 Aug 1913 in Freedom, NY (per Soc. Sec. Index and Ancestry.com). His Social Security card was issued in NY. Wilbur probably died about 16 Mar 1985 in either Phoeniz, AZ, or Glendale, Maricopa Co., AZ where his last Social Security benefits were paid.

Wilbur appears in the 1930 census, age 15, identified as a nephew and living in McKean Co., PA in the home of Alexander Huber (b. c. 1879, Switzerland) and his wife, Nettie (b.c. 1889, PA). Nettie may be a sister to Wilbur's mother.

He m. Elizabeth Alice Phillipson 7 Dec 1946 in Rochester, NY. She was b. 19 Jul 1920 in Rochester, NY. Her obituary of 1 May 1992 in the Buffalo News relates that she d. Monday, 27 Apr 1992 at the Coronado Care Center, Phoenix, AZ.

Wilbur and Elizabeth moved to Phoenix in 1957 from the Perry-Rochester area. Their children included:

  1. Betty Prentice. She m. Mr. Wilkinson and lived in Warsaw in 1992.
  2. Katherine/Kathy Prentice. She m. Mr. Queen and lived in Phoenix in 1992. They have 2 married daught ers.
  3. Wilbur Robert Prentice Jr. He lived in Memphis, TN in 1992. He m. Miss Cater.

In 1992, her children had 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Who are Wilbur Robert Prentice's Parents?

It seems likely that he may be the Wilbert R. Prentice shown in the 1920 census in Cancadea, Allegany Co., NY, son of Bert W. Prentice, b. c. 1876, PA (but the1910 census in Grove, Allegany Co., NY says b. in NY, not PA), , and his wife, Gussie M., b. c. 1885, NY. Bert was a farmer and both of Bert's parents were b. in NY. Their children appear as follows in the 1920 census:

  1. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1903 NY.
  2. Lovick V. Prentice, b. c. 1905, NY. Not in SSDI.
  3. Carl B. Prentice, b, c, 1907, NY.
  4. Beattie E. Prentice, b. c. 1909, NY.
  5. Deprest J. Prentice, b. c. 1913, NY.
  6. Wilbert R. Prentice, b. c. 1915, NY (see discussion above).
  7. Lloyd Prentice, b. c. 1919, NY.

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