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Alfred Prentice of Coggeshall and Purley, England

Alfred Prentice of Coggeshall and Purley, England
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2004 and Revised 20 Feb 2016

1. Alfred Prentice was b. c. 1880 in Coggeshall, Essex Co., England, which lies about 5 miles east of Braintree and a few miles NE of Chelmsford.

In 1911 Alfred lived in Purley, Surrey Co., England which lies a few miles south of London. He appears in Ellis Island records as a passenger on the "Oceanic" which sailed from Southampton and arrive in New York on 7 Jun 1911. Alfred was described as of ruddy complexion, brown eyes and gray eyes. Accompanying him was his wife. Their stated destination was Detroit, MI to visit a friend, a Mr. Emans, who lived at 4 Gibson Ave., Detroit, MI.

He m. Alice, b. c. 1880.

Alfred and Alice later appear in the 1920 and 1930 Detroit, MI census as a "Milk Peddler" with his wife, Alice, b. c. 1881, England, and children:

  1. Alfred N. Prentice, b. c. 1913 in MI. Not in SSDI.
  2. Harold Prentice, b. 28 Feb 1914 and d. Jul 1984 in FL (per SSDI).
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. 22 Jun 1915 and d. Dec 1984 in Howell, MI (per SSDI).
  4. Frank Prentice, b. 7 Mar 1917. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  5. Albert Prentice, b. c. 1919. Not in SSDI.
  6. John Prentice. 2001 in Farmington, MI.

2. Frank Prentice, b. 7 Mar 1917 and d. 28 May 2001 in SW Regional Hosp., Ft. Myers, FL (per SSDI and obituary, below). His obituary reads as fllows:

    Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - Sunday, June 3, 2001: Frank Prentice

    PRENTICE, Frank, 84 of Ft. Myers, Fla. died Monday, May 28, 2001 at Southwest Regional Hospital in Ft. Myers. Born to Albert [sic] Prentice and Alice Staines on March 7, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan he was a designer mechanical engineer for Michigan Standard Alldy in Detroit. Mr. Prentice moved to Fort Myers from Zephyrhills four months ago. He was a member of the DAV, the VFW, and the Wesley Chapel 7th Day Advent Church.

    He is survived by wife, Anita; step- daughter Denise Bryant of Louisville, Ky.; step-son William Delisle of North Port, Fla.; step-daughter-in-law, Rosemary Starkey of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, John Prentice of Farmington, Michigan; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be held at Oakley Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with inurnment to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens. Pastor Sabo of the Wesley Chapel 7th Day Advent Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wesley Chapel 7th Day Advent Church. Arrangements by Oakley Funeral Home, 11441 Hwy 301, Dade City, Florida 33525. (352) 567-6100

He m., apparently as her 2nd husband, Anita.His obituary does not any children of his marriage to Anita.

Who are Alfred Prentice's Parents?

There is a chance that Alfred Prentice is the son of Alfred Prentice of London who appears in our Summer 2003 issue.

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