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William Prentice of Scotland and Allegheny Co., PA


William Prentice of Scotland and Allegheny Co., PA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2003 and Revised 22 Jun 2014

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1. William Prentice was b. c. 1847 in Glasgow, Scotland. He appears in the 1880 Allegheny Co., PA census with his wife and family.

He m. Anne/Annie, b. c. 1849 in Glasgow, Scotland. Children:

  1. Daniel Prentice, b. c. ??? and d. in Utah, USA
  2. James Prentice, b. c. 1875, OH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  3. Margaret/Maggie Prentice, b. c. 1877, PA.
  4. Jenette Prentice, b. c. 1879, PA.
  5. (dau.) Prentice, b. c. ???. She m. Harry Shaw and d. in Clairton, PA.

2. James Prentice, b. 29 Oct 1875, Youngstown, OH, and d. 29 Dec 1957, Charleroi, PA. He appears in the 1920 Rostraver, Westmoreland Co., PA census and in the 1930 Charleroi, Washington Co., PA census with his wife and family. 1940 Speers, Washington Co., PA, occupation "Tendery Bus" with an 8th grade education..

He m. Clara Gilmer c. 1900. She was b. 12 May 1882, Fayette City, Fayette Co., PA, and d. 15 A1971, Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. he was the dau. of William P. Gilber and Hannah Mitchell. Children per 1920 and 1930 census and Ancestry.com :

  1. Jesse Prentice, dau., b. & d. in Webster, Westmoreland Co., PA.

  2. (dau.) Prentice.

  3. James Adam Prentice, b. 15 Jan 1901, PA, and d. 16 Jan 1963, Lone Pine, Washington Co., PA. 1920 census at home in Rostraver, Westmoreland Co., PA. He m. Martha Irene Dillow. She was b. 231 Oct 1905 and d. 28 Jun 1971 in Washington Co., PA. Children:
    1. James Alfred Prentice, b. 17 Jul 1926, Webster, PA, and d. 22 Apr 2001, Canonsburg, PA. He m. He m. Mary Olive Grice (1931-2009). He also m. Miss Nutting and had:
      1. (dau.) Prentice.
      2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Larson and had a son and daughter.
      3. (dau.) Prentice.
      4. (dau.) Prentice.
    2. Woodrow Wilson Prentice, b. 16 Aug 1928 and d. Jun 1986 in Washington, Washington Co., PA. He m. Miss Huff and had a daughter.
    3. Anna Ruth Prentice, b. 25 Sep 1930, Charleroi, PA, and d. 3 May 1999, Pittsburgh, PA. She m. Mr. Christopher and had 3 sons and 3 daughters.
    4. Carol Lee Prentice, b. 2 May 1946, Charleroi, Washington Co., PA, and d. 28 May 2005, Washington, Washington Co., PA. She m. Mr. Pierce and had 2 daughters.

  4. Anna M. Prentice, b. 25 Aug 1903, Gallatin, PA, and d. 22 Apr 1972, Charleroi, PA. 1920 census at home in Rostraver, Westmoreland Co., PA. She m. "Mort" Crabb. She also m. William A. Gray (b. 1895) and had a daughter:
    1. Lorraine Gray, b. 14 Oct 1919, Charleroi, PA, and d. there Nov 1975. She m. Mr. Bartek, Mr. Topoly, and Mr. Watts

  5. William Penn Prentice, b. 10 Dec 1906, PA, PA, and d. 30 Nov 1954. He m. Catherine Jackson, b. c. 1812 and d. 1989. Children:
    1. (dau.) Prentice.
    2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Beveridge.
    3. Ronald Prentice, b. c. ???, Charleroi, PA, and d. 1997.
    4. William Prentice, b. c. ???, Charleroi, PA, and d. 1997.
    5. Rhoda Mae Prentice, b. 6 Jan 1930, Charleroi, PA, and d. 20 Oct 2000, Allenport, PA.

  6. Marion Prentice (dau.), b. 4 Nov 1908, PA, and d. 11 Nov 1993, Panorama City, Los Angeles Co., CA. 1920 census at home in Rostraver, Westmoreland Co., PA. She m. Charles Rohrbacher (b. 1907, and had a daughter:
    1. Mildred Clarice Rohrbacher (1927-2009).

  7. Benjamin Frank Prentice, b. 1910, PA. 1920 census at home in Rostraver, Westmoreland Co., PA. 1930 census at home in Charleroi. 1940 at home in Speers and called "Frank Prentice." Occupation: "Automatics" with an 8th grade education. He m. Edna, b. c. 1918, PA.

  8. Harry L. Prentice, b. 17 Mar 1912, PA, and d. 8 Feb 1981, Charleroi, PA. He m. Georgina "Jean" Smith, b. 17 Nov 1914 and d. 1 Mar 2000. Children:
    1. (son) Prentice.
    2. (son) Prentice. He m. Barbara Currey (1946-2002). Children:
      1. (dau.) Prentice.
      2. (dau.) Prentice.
      3. (son) Prentice.
      4. (son) Prentice.
      5. Valarie Prentice, b. 1965 and d. 1991, Carleroi, PA.

    3. Harry L. Prentice Jr., b. 12 Jun 1934, Charleroi, PA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

    4. Richard D. Prentice, b. 6 Oct 1936 and d. 3 Dec 1995, Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. He m. Janet A. D'Astolfo. She was b. 5 Jul 1937 and d. 29 Mar 1998, Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. Son:
      1. (son) Prentice. He m. Amy and had:
        1. Seth Prentice.
        2. Tara Prentice.

  9. Daniel Prentice, b. 10 Feb 1914, PA, and d. Jun 1979 Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co., OK. 1920 census at home in Rostraver, Westmoreland Co., PA. 1940 in Speers, Washington Co., PA with his wife, Rowena, b. c. 1921, PA. 1940 occupation: "Tendery Bus" with an 8th grade education.

  10. Eugene W. Prentice, b. 30 Mar 1915, PA, and d. 16 Dec 1989. 1940 at home.

  11. Woodrow Prentice, b. c. 1915 and d. 1927.

  12. Virginia Marie Prentice, b. 19 Nov 1916, PA, and d. 18 Oct 2005, Monongahela, Washington Co., PA. 1930 census at home in Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. She m. William J. Saunders (1913-1955). Thjey had 2 sons and a daughter.

  13. Georgina Prentice, b. 20 Jan 1920, Webster, PA. Not home in 1930 census.

  14. Georgiana Prentice, b. 24 Jan 1920, Webster, PA, and d. 15 Oct 2003, Monongahela, Washington Co., PA. 1930 census at home in Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. 1940 at home. She m. Mr. Hixson and had a daughter.

  15. David R. Prentice, b. c. 1922, Webster, PA, and d. 29 May 1998 in Aberdeen, OH. 1940 at home and called "Rupert Prentice." He m. (unknown) and had 2 sons and a daughter. He also m. Miss Walton and had a son.

  16. Gladys A. Prentice,b. 27 Mar 1925, Webster, PA, and d. 6 Jan 2003 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. 1930 census at home in Charleroi, Washington Co., PA. 1940 at home in Speers, PA. She m. Mr. Hurley.

  17. Woodrow Prentice. He may be the Woodrow Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 16 Aug 1928 and d. Jun 1986 in Washington, Washington Co., PA..

3. Harry L. Prentice Jr., b. 12 Jun 1934, Charleroi, PA, and d. 6 Jun 2008, Washington, Washington Co., PA. His obituary reads as follows:

    Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA) - Tuesday, January 8, 2008, Harry L. Prentice Jr., Bentleyville man was Army vet, union local president.

    Harry L. Prentice Jr., 73, of Bentleyville, died Sunday, January 6, 2008, in Washington. He was born June 12, 1934, in Charleroi, a son of Harry L. Sr. and Jean Smith Prentice.

    Mr. Prentice was a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the military police.He was retired from Corning Glass in Charleroi. He was a member of American Legion Post 22, Charleroi, and was a union president for Corning Glass Inc., Local 53, for 11 years. He was an avid fisherman.

    Surviving are his companion of 18 years, JoAnne Davis of Washington; sons Steven Prentice of Fallowfield Township, Kenneth, Terry and Johnny Prentice, all of Charleroi, and John and wife Carla Efaw of Washingtion; a brother, David Prentice of Perryopolis; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Prentice of Charleroi; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Ashley, Kara and Steven Prentice, Megan, Zach and Krista Efaw and Jolene and Haeleah Anderson; and a great- grandson, Julius Efaw.

    Deceased are a son, Charles Prentice, and two brothers, Richard and Charles Prentice.

    Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes Inc., 235 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 10, with Pastor Don Anders officiating. Interment will be held in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township, at a later date.

He m. Unknown. Children:

  1. Steven Prentice. 2008 in Fallowfield, PA.
  2. Kenneth Prentice. 2008 of Charleroi, PA.
  3. Terry Prentice. 2008 of Charleroi, PA.
  4. Johnny Prentice, 2008 of Charleroi, PA
  5. John Prentice. He m. Carla Efaw. 2008 in Washingtion, PA.

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