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John Prentice of Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan


John Prentice of Bay City, Bay Co., Michigan
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Spring 2007 and Revised 6 Jan 2007

1. John Prentice was b. c. 1865 in MI. He does not appear in the 1870 or 1880 census. The 1900 census shows that both of his parents were b. in Scotland. He appears in the 1900 census in Bay City Ward 1, Bay Co., MI, with his wife and family.

He m. Catherine/Katherine who was b. c. 1868, MI. The 1900 census shows that her father was b. in England and that her mother was b. in MA. She appears in the 1930 census in Bangor, Bay Co., MI, living with her son, William. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1897, MI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Edward Prentice was b. c. 1897 in MI. He appears in the 1930 census in Bangor, Bay Co., MI with his wife and family.

He m. Dorothy, b. c. 1897, MI. Children per 1930 census records:

  1. Katherine Prentice, b. c. 1925, MI. At home in Bangor, Bay Co., MI in 1930 census. She m. Mr. Warmbier and in 2006 lived in Michigan (per obit., below).
  2. Loretta Prentice, b. c. 1927, MI. At home in Bangor, Bay Co., MI in 1930 census. She m. Mr. Dunning and in 2006 lived in Mesa City, AZ (per obit., below)
  3. Edward Prentice, b. c. 1929, MI. At home in Bangor, Bay Co., MI in 1930 census. He is not mentioned in the Obit. of his brother, William, and may be the Edward J. Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 4 May 1929 and d. 12 Feb 2000 in Kansas City, Platte Co., MO.
  4. William "Bill" Prentice, b. 24 Jul 1931, Bay City, MI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. William "Bill" Prentice was b. 24 Jul 1931 in Bay City, MI, and d. 17 Aug 2006 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane, WA. His Obituary reads as follows:

    Bill Prentice, Posted: Thursday, Aug 24, 2006 - 10:16:41 am MDT

    William "Bill" Prentice, 75, of Libby, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. He was born July 24, 1931, in Bay City, Mich., to Edward and Dorthea Prentice. He was raised and educated in Michigan.

    Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

    He had been a painting contractor in Phoenix, Ariz., for many years until his retirement. He came to Libby in 1997 where he had since resided.

    Survivors include his wife Ruby of Libby; three daughters, Billie, Patty and Pamela, all of Mesa City, Ariz.; two sisters, Loretta Dunning of Mesa, and Katie Warmbier of Michigan; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Pat Whitefield of Libby.

    Graveside services were held Tuesday at the City of Libby Cemetery. Nelson & Vial Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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