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Ezekiel Prentice of PA and IN

Ezekiel Prentice of PA and IN
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2004 and Revised 11 Apr 2004

We are helping "Mitspecrks" in tracing her family roots. Her father, Clarence Ellis Prentice, is thought to be a cousin to Ezekiel Prentice, discussed below.

1. Edward Prentice may have been b. c. 1870-1890 and at an unknown location. He m. Mary Ball. She d. c. 1917-18. Edward and Mary had 4 or more children, including:

  1. Ezekiel "Zeke" Prentice, b. 23 Aug 1911. . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Emmett Prentice. He might be the Emmett Prentice shown in the 1930 census in North Bethlehem, Washington Co., PA who was b. 17 Jan 1917 in PA and d. Nov 1977 (per SSDI) and is shown as a nephew living with Bert and Dora Morrison and their family. Bert was b. c. 1878, PA, and Dora was b. c. 1894, PA.
  3. William/Bill Prentice. He may, or may not, be the William Prentice, age 9, and b. c. 1911-12, OH, who is shown in the 1920 Blaine, Washington Co., PA census as a boarder in the home of A. J. Grimes.
  4. Eleanor Prentice.

2. Ezekiel "Zeke" Prentice, b. 23 Aug 1911 in PA per Paula Prentice) , and d. Apr 1970 probably in IN where he obtained his SS Number. According to Paula Prentice, his father, Edward, left when Zeke's mother, Mary Ball Prentice died about 1917 or 1918 when Zeke was about 6 or 7. After Mary died, Zeke lived with his uncle, John Ball (b. c. 1875-80, PA) and his wife, Julie, who appear in the 1920 census in Bentleyville, Washington Co., PA At some later unknown date, and prior to 1970, Zeke lived in Logansport, Cass Co., IN.

Who are Edward Prentice's Parents?

Although only conjecture at this point, Edward Prentice might be the Edward Prentice, b. c. 1870, OH, son of Edward Prentice, b. c. 1845, OH and his wife, Carrie R., b. c. 1845, OH, who appear in the 1880 census in Clark Co., IN. Other sons of Edward and Carrie appearing are:

  1. Harvey Prentice, b. c. 1872, OH.
  2. Frank Prentice, b. c. 1874, OH.

Whhat is Edward Prentice's Relationship to Clarence Ellis Prentice?

As noted in our introductory paragraph, above, Mitspecrks thinks that Clarence may be a cousin to Ezekiel Prentice. If we assume the relationship is that of a first cousin, than Clarence's father would be a brother to Ezekiel's father, Edward. So far, we have not yet identified a brother for Edward who has a son, Ezekiel.

We do not yet mave much information about Clarence Ellis Prentice. We know that he died Jun 1954 in Washington, PA and was a coal miner. Clarence's first wife was . Although presently conjecture, but given the Washington County location, Matilda may be a sister or cousin of Edward Prentice's wife, Mary Ball. The apparently had t2 or more children, including:

  1. Helen Prentice.
  2. Lavern Prentice.

Clarencehad a brother named "Butch" Prentice whose wife was Aggie (Agatha?) and they had a daughter named Monie Ruth Prentice. Butch is buriedin the Washington Cemetery in PA.

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