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Mrs. Hannah Prentice of MA and LA

Mrs. Hannah Prentice of Massachusetts and Louisana
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2003 and Revised 27 Nov 2016

Update of 27 Nov 2016: This article replaced by our Winter 2016 updated article about Charles Prentiss of MA and LA.

1. Mrs. Hannah Prentice was b. c. 1794 in MA. She appears in the 1870 New Orleans, Orleans Co., LA census with a female who is likely her daughter. Her obituary in the 14 Nov 1877 Daily Picayune reads as follows:

    "On Wednesday morning, Nov 14, 1877 at half past 2 o'clock in the 86th year of her life (b. c. 1791), Mrs HANNAH PRENTISS, a native of Newtown (Newton?), Mass, and a resident of this city for the past 27 years.

    The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from her late residence, 300 Laurel street, at 10 o'clock, Thursday, Nov 15."

The name of her husband is Unknown, but the 1880 census for his daughter, Sophia, indicates he was b. in MA. Apparent daughter:

  1. Sophia Anna Prentice, b. c. 1830, KY. . . . . . [2]

2. Sophronia Anna Prentice, b. Jul 1826 in KY, with both parents b. in MA (per 1880 census). Her Death Certificate from New Orleans states she was 84 years old, a native of Newport, and died 3 Jun 1910. New Orleans, LA. 1880 New Orleans census living with her childen: John, Stonewall and Minerva.

She m. Arthur F. Alfred, b. c. 1817, North Carolia. He does not appear in the 1870 census and may then be deceased, perhaps killed in the Civil War; he is perhaps the A. Alfred shown in RootsWeb's World Connect as a "Pvt US Armuy Confederate States d. 17 Dec 1861, and bur. in Camp Moore Confederate Museum and Cem., Svc Camp #1223, Tangipahoa, LA 70465. Sophia appears in the 1870 New Orleans census with her children: Children per census and Ancestry.com :

  1. John Steadman Alfred, b. Sep 1850, New Orleans, LA, and d. 27 Feb 1905, New Orleans, Orleans Co., LA. Worked in a lamp store. At home New Orleans in 1870. Not in 1880 census. He m. 1st (unknowwn) who died. He m. 2nd Mary Ellen Donovan on 4 Oct 1881, New Orleans. She was b. c. 1861, LA, and d. 1915, New Orleans, with both parents b. in Ireland. Children:
    1. John Alfred, b. 1882. 1900 at home. 1910 not home.
    2. Mary Alfred, b. 1887. 1900 at home. 1910 not home.
    3. Enola Mary Alfred, b. 1889 and d. 9 May 1954. 1900 not home. 1910 at home. 1920 in New Orleans living with her aunt and uncle, Daniel and Celia Fletchinger.
    4. Ethel Alfred, b. 26 Jun 1895. 1900 at home. 1910 at home.
    5. Harold Vincent Alfred, b. c. 1897-8 and d. 18 Jan 1962. He m. Mary Eleanor Keenan 18 Jul 1923, New Orleans, LA, per Joan Danos, email, 9 Sep 2013. 1900 at home and called Howell Alfred. 1910 at home and called Harold. 1920 in New Orleans living with his aunt and uncle, Daniel and Celia Fletchinger. 1930 in New Orleans with his wife, Hazel, b. c. 1901, LA, with both parents b. in LA, and children:
      1. Harold Vincent Alfred Jr., , b. c. 1924, LA, and d. 2005 per Joan Danos, above. He had 1 or more children, including:
        1. Joan Alfred. She m. Mr. Danos per Joan Danos, above.
      2. Mary Ellen Alfred, b. c. 1906-07, LA. At home in 1910.
  2. Luther P. (Prentice?) Alfred, b. c. 1852, New Orleans, LA, and d. 14 Apr 1932. Clerk in a book store. At home New Orleans in 1870. and 1920.
  3. Clarinda Osborn Alfred, dau., b. Sep 1853, New Orleans, LA, and d. there 13 Oct 1935. At home New Orleans in 1870. She m. George White Boner on 25 Aug 1870. He was b. in IA and d. 24 Feb 1911. Children:
    1. Maud Aileen Boner 1871 – 1945
    2. George Prentiss Boner 1876 – 1878
    3. Floy Ethel Boner 1879 – 1918
    4. Ruth Irma Boner 1880 – 1941
    5. Edith Alda Boner 1881 – 1905
    6. Elmer Boner 1883 – 1904
    7. Bertha Fern Boner 1884 – 1916
    8. Fae Ardew Boner 1891 –
  4. Minerva W. Alfred, b. c. 1856, New Orleans, LA. She m. William W. McArdle.
  5. Stonewall Alfred, b. c. 1862 LA. At home New Orleans in 1870. Living with his brother, John, in the 1880 census. His name suggests perhaps he was named after the Civil War General, Stonewall Jackson. 1910 census

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