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Andrew Prentice of Saskatchewan


Andrew Prentice of Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2004 and Revised 21 Apr 2011

Update of 21 Apr 2011: Andrew Prentice, #B below, is #30 in our Fall 2002 article entitled Prentices of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland . This article continues in effect with only a link in the other article.


B. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1799, Scotland.

He m. Janet Weir, b. c. 1801, Scotland. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. John Prentice was b. 1822, Cambusnethan , Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [A]

A. John Prentice, b. c. 1822, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, and d. 29 Jul 1885, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, when gored by a bull per Ancestry.com .

He m. Elizabeth Frame, b. c. 1822, Larkhall, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, and d. 31 Oct 1855. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. John Prentice was b. c. 1851 Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]

1 John Prentice was b. c. 1851 Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland and d. 1923 in Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1891 he was a farmer and lived in Saline, Fife, Scotland per Ancestry.com .

He m. Agnes Wornock, b. c. 1852, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. William Prentice, b. c. 1877, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1878, Bothwell, Lanarkshire. 1891 at home.
  3. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1880, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  4. David Prentice, b. c. 1882, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. 1891 at home.
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1884, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. 1891 at home.
  6. Agnes Prentice, b. c. 1887, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. 1891 at home.
  7. Euphemia Prentice, b. c. 1889, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. 1891 at home.
  8. Janet Prentice, b. c. 1891, Saline, Fifeshire. 1891 at home.

2. William Prentice, b. c. 1877, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, and d. 1 Sep 1954, Pangman, Saskatchewan Bur. in the Pangman Cemetery. 1891 at home.

He m. Katherine McGregor, b. 25 Aug 1875, Scotland and d. 21 May 1921, angman, Saskatchewan. She was b. 1875 and d. 1921. Such proximity of dates and locations would indicate that he is the brother of Andrew Prentice shown in #3, below. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. John Prentice, b. 2 Apr 1901, Scotland and d. in Ogema, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  2. Isabella Prentice, b. 13 Jun 1903, Scotland and d. Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  3. Agnes Prentice, b. 1905, Scotland and d. in Ogema, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  4. Catherine Prentice, b. 8 Sep 1906, Scotland, and d. 13 Jun 1978, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She m. Wesley Clifford Rainey. He was b. 22 Feb 1907, Stormont, Ontario, and d. 2001, Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada. Children per Ancestry.com>.
    1. Living dau. Rainey
    2. Living dau. Rainey
    3. Clifford Keith Rainey 1930 – 1983

3. Andrew Prentice b. c. 1880, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire. 1891 at home. He is almost certainly the same person as claimed at Ancestry.com Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1879, Pangman, Saskatchewan, and d. 1969. Bur. in the Pangman Cemtery there, per By 1909 Andrew and his wife were living in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Andrew m. Catherine/Kate Robertson. She was b. 1881 and d. 1960. Bur. in the Paangman cem. with her husband. In 1909 they lived in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1918 the Prentices bought land near Pangman, Saskatchewan, where he died. Children (per obit., The Wilson County (TX) News, 13 Apr 2004):

  1. Ian Prentice, b. 1909, Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan. Died beforee 2004.
  2. George Andrew Prentice, b. 1 Mar 1912, Pangman, Saskatchewan, and d. 3 Jun 2001. Bur in Pangman cemetery.
  3. Alan William Prentice, b. 14 Jul 1915, Pangman, Saskatchewan. . . . . . . . . [4]

4. Alan William Prentice, b. 14 Jul 1915, Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, and d. 21 Sep 2002 at home at the age of 87. Bur in the Pangburn Cemetery. His obituary appears in The Wilson County News in Floresville, TX. As a young age Alan learned about life on the farm - the good and the bad. Farming was to be his way of life for over 40 years.

On April 8, 1942 Alan married his high school sweetheart, Dawsie Smith about 1942. She was b. 1918 and d. 13 Jul 2005, dau. of Bill and Margaret Smith. She is bur. in the Pangman cem. with her husband, Alan.

Through his daughters, he was blessed again with five grandchildren. Later Alan would chuckle as the grandchildren expounded on their adventures and misadventures. The sports and athletic stories they told him were always greatly appreciated. Both granddaughters and grandsons enjoyed the mints he gave them. They could also charm him into giving other gifts and favours. The only exception was that he would not give them his older pickup truck. As a young man he enjoyed various sports - baseball, hockey, curling, horseshoes, and even golfing out in the sheep pasture. In his early retirement years, Alan enjoyed attending auction sales and recycling buildings.

More recently, Alan had enjoyed playing pool with his friends at the Drop Inn Centre, buying and selling old tractors, making latch-hook mats, and playing cribbage with his daughters. Alan definitely proved the saying "Once a farmer, always a farmer" to be true. He had been out at the farm working in the shop just several days before his passing. He is deeply loved and missed by his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and their spouses and his great grandchildren. Daughters:

  1. Eldene Prentice. She m. Norman Block of Leroy. Children:

    1. Al Block. He m. Heather. They have a daughter, Kiana Block
    2. Twila Block-Kenney. She m. Doug Kenney. They have a daugher, Desirae Kenney.
    3. Gary Block.

  2. Sandi Prentice. She m. Earnie.Brandow of Moose Jaw. Children:

    1. Sean Brandow. He has a son: Zowie Brandow.
    2. Heather Brandow

Alan's obituary relates that "funeral service was held Wednesday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. from Bethel Mission Assembly, Pangman, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen and Sean Brandow officiating. The eulogy was given by Al Block, the obituary by Earnie Brandow, and musical selections by Heather Block and Doug Kenney. Interment followed in Pangman Cemetery. All those in attendance were considered to be honorary pallbearers. The active pallbearers were: Lawrence Fellner, Darcy Barth, Ken Lillejord, Cliff Kauffman, Harry Sheppard and Gary Block. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in his memory to the Deep South Personal Care Home, Pangman, Sask. S0C 2C0. Arrangements were entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, 842-5432."

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