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Francis M. Prentice of Newark Valley, Tioga Co., New York

William Francis Prentice
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2007 and Revised 19 Nov 2007

Update of 19 Nov 2007: William Francis Prentice is #66 in our Thomas Prentice eBook. For more information about his ancestry, contact us at the Prentice Newsletter. Be sure to give the full title and date of this article in the Subject line of the email.

B. William Francis Prentice m. Mary Jane Mills. Son:

  1. Ulyssus Grant Prentice, b. Jul 1864. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [A]

A. Ulyssus Grant Prentice, b. 4 Aug 1863, Boone, IL. appears in the 1900 census in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY, with with both parents identified only as being b. in NY.

He m. Bertha Mead.They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Francis M. Prentice was b. c. 1894, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[1]

1. Francis M. Prentice was b. c. 1894, NY and in the 1930 census was living in Endicott, Broome Co., NY. He first appears in the 1900 census in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY, with his parents, Ulysees/Ulycus Grant Prentice (b. c. 1865, NY, with both parents b. in NY) and his wife, Bertha M. (b. c. 1869, NY, with both parents b. in NY).

Ulysees and Bertha appear with their family in the 1910 census in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY, and in the 1920 census in Union, Broome Co., NY. Children per 1900, 1910 and 1920 census:

  1. Francis M. Prentice b. Feb 1894, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Elwyn L. Prentice, son, b. Jul 1899, NY. Not home in 1920.
  3. U. Merle Prentice, son, b. c. 1909, NY. At home in 1900 and 1910.

2. Francis M. Prentice, b. Feb 1894, NY. At home in Union, Broome Co., NY in 1920 census. In the 1930 census in Endicott, Broome Co., NY, he appears as M. Francis Prentice, a widower.

The name of his wife is not yet known, but Roger's deceased mother is indicated in the 1930 census record as b. in NY with her father b. in NY and her mother in PA. Children (per 1930 census):

  1. Eleanor I. Prentice, b. c. 1925, NY.
  2. Roger Prentice, b. c. 1928, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. Roger E. Prentice was b. 27 Apr 1928, NY, where he obtained his SS#, and d. 14 Apr 1992 in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA (per SSDI). He first appears in the 1930 census in Endicott, Broome Co., NY, with his widowed father, M. Francis Prentice, and sister, Eleanor. He was a troubleshooter for a San Francisco steel company

Roger m. Constance "Connie" in 1955. She was b. 1928 on a ranch in Billings, MT, 1 of 5 children and d. 18 Jun 2007 in Sacramento, CA, at the age of 78 years . It is unclear whether she is the Constance N, Drapack shown in the 1930 census in School District 1, Daniels Co., MT, as b. c. 1927, MT (with both parents b. in "English Canada) and called a granddaughter, apparently of Sanchira (indexed as Sanchria) Hudyma, b. 1857, Poland From Billings, MT, she moved to WA. During WW II she worked at a Kaiser shipyard in Portland, OR. After her 1955 marriage she moved to Sacramento, CA. Her obituary, published 22 Jun 2007 in the Sacramento Bee contains the following additional information:

    At the insistance of her husband, she launched ABC Supply in Sacramento in 1974 selling metal sheets in non-bulk quantities. The company grew and by 2007 had moved to its location in 2 warehouses at 27th and R Streets. She was survived by 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was described as "a generous boss who threw company picnics, invited workers to her home at holidays, and kep pictures of their children in her office. She treated employees as fami8ly and was everybod's mom."

Children of Roger and Constance per obituary:

  1. Edward Prentice of Georgia.
  2. David Prentice of Fresno, CA.
  3. Mary Prentice of Sacramento, CA.
  4. Gregory Prentice of Sacramento, CA.
  5. James Prentice of Anchorage, AK.
  6. Susan Prentice of Sacramento, CA.

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