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George Prentice of Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada


George David Prentice of Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2004 and Revised 9 May 2011

The following information was posted by Barry Prentice on Ancestry.com as updated by him to 31 Oct 2009.

1. James Prentice may have been b. c. 1820-1830 at an unknown location. The wedding certificate for his son, George David Prentice, says that James was a Millwright.

He m. Mary A.. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. George David Prentice, b. perhaps 1855-1865. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. George David Prentice, b. perhaps 1855-65 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and later lived in Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and d. before Jul 1921. His Marraige Certificate says lists his religian as Prespyterian, his occupation as a "Heater". The Pictou Advocate of 22 Jul 1921 provides the following information:

    DEATHS: In Roxbury, July 12, Ellen, widow of George Prentice. Funeral services at residence of her daughter Mrs. Charlotte Gibbons, 5 West Cottage Street, Friday July 15th at 2 o'clock."

He m. Ellen McLellan on 20 Jul 1889, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She was b. c. 1860 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, and d. in Roxbury on 12 Jul 1921, apparently the same day as her husband. Funeral services were at residence of her daughter Mrs. Charlotte Gibbons, 5 West Cottage Street, Friday July 15th at 2 o'clock. Children:

  1. George Power Prentice b. c. 1885-95 in Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. Charlotte Prentice. She m. Mr. Gibbons and in 1921 lived at 5 West Cottage Street, Roxbury.

3. George Power Prentice, b. 25 Oct 1895 in Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and d. 10 Aug 1945, Pictou, Nova Scotia. Bur. Sea View Cem., Pictou, Nova Scotia. He had lived there for 3 years and 7 months at #8 Oak St. West, Pictou. His occupation was a pipefitter working at a marine works for the preceding 4 years.

He m. Mary Julia Murphy on 22 Oct 1917, St. Charles Church, Amherst, Nova Scotia. She was b. 2 Jun 1893 in Little Miminegash, P.E.I., Canada and d. Jan 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Children:

  1. Walter Power Prentice b: 25 Aug 1918 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]
  2. William Russel Prentice b: 05 Jan 1923 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  3. Elizabeth Prentice b: 30 MAR 1929 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  4. Marcella Prentice b: 30 May 1927 in Tonawanda, New York, U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]

After George d. in 1945, Mary Julia m. 2nd Jack Polar c. 1947 who in 1947 was a laborer working at Hamilton Pottery. She is bur. as Mary Julia Polar.

4. Walter "Blackie" Power Prentice, b. 25 Aug 1918 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, and d. 11 Aug 1959 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From 2 Dec 1940 to 14 Jan 1946 he served in the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers Military Service in Canada, England,France, Holland, Germany. Bur. in Woodlands Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, section 19, Plot 79. Addition information about him can be found at Ancestry.com .

He m. Joan Gertrude Ball. She was b. 3 Oct 1925 in Peckham, London, England at St. Giles Hospital. In May 2008 she was living at 199 Glover Rd., Retirement home unit #303, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com .

Children of Walter and Joan per Ancestry.com :

           2 Living PRENTICE.  He m. Miss ZAPPACOSTA
	        3 Living PRENTICE
        	  	+ Living KENNEDY
          	  4 Living PRENTICE
          		+ Living MCKAY
            4 Living MCKAY{PRENTICE]
         		 + Living AUSTIN
            4 Living PRENTICE
        		3 Living PRENTICE
          		+ Living USKIW
           	4 Living USKIW

    2 Living PRENTICE.  She m. Mr. DEWEBER
        3 Living PRENTICE-DEWEBER
        3 Living PRENTICE-DEWEBER

    2 Living PRENTICE.  She m. Mr. SMITH
        3 Living PRENTICE SMITH
        3 Living PRENTICE SMITH
        3 Living PRENTICE SMITH
        3 Living PRENTICE SMITH

    2 Living PRENTICE.  He m. Miss ROSS
        3 Living PRENTICE
          + Living MONTESANTO
            4 Living MONTESANTO
          + Living GOOCH
            4 Living MONTESANTO
        3 Living PRENTICE
          + Living CLIFFORD
            4 Living CLIFFORD
            4 Living CLIFFORD
            4 Living CLIFFORD
        3 Living PRENTICE

    2 Keith Lawrence PRENTICE b: 17  July  1946 d: 17 Sept  1946

5. William Russel Prentice, b. 5 Jan 1923, Truro, Nova Scotia, and d. 2 Dec 1968 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is bur. in Holy Sepulchre Bourlington, Sec. 25, Row 7, Plot 16.

He m. Winnie Blackmore. She d. 6 Apr 1988 in Hamilton, Ontario and is bur next to her husband. Daughter:

  1. Dau. Prentice. She m. Mr. Barthe and had 2 daughters:
    1. (dau.) Barth. She m. Mr. Gasparino and had 2 children.
    2. (dau.) Barth.

6. Elizabeth "Dolly" Prentice, b. 30 Ma r1929 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada and d. 23 Jan 2001 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She was cremated at the Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennel, Hamilton, and her ashes are at the HamiltonMausoleum. A Note says that her middle names wer Velma Viola May.

She m. Bruce E. Johnson. He served as Cpl. Bruce E. Johnson, #29279, # Fighter wing Military Service Royal Canadian Air Force. They had a son and daughterw , 1 of whom m. Mr/Miss Madden..

5. Marcella Prentice, b. 30 May 1927 in Tonawanda, New York, and d. 7 Oct 1974 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Bur in Woodlands Cem., Hamilton, Sec. 9, Row 14, Plot 20.

She m. Danny Fisher. Children per Ancestry.com :

            4 Daniel Fisher b: 05/ FEB /1947 d: 06/ FEB/2002
              + Living Unknown
              + Living Unknown
                5 Living Fisher
                5 Living Fisher
                5 Living Fisher
              + Living Unknown
            4 Living Fisher
            4 Living Fisher
              + Living Taylor
                5 Living Taylor
                    6 Living Taylor
                    6 Living Unknown
                    6 Living Unknown
                5 Living Taylor
            4 Living Fisher
            4 Living Prince
              + Living Eptage.
                5 Living Emptage
                5 Living Emptage
                5 Living Emptage
            4 Living Wilson
              + Living Black
                5 Living Black
                5 Living Black
                5 Living Black
            4 Richard Randall Rayner, d. 19 Feb 1989.

Who are James Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing.

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