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William Prentice of Bay City, Michigan

William Prentice of Bay City, Michigan
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2008 and Revised 13 Oct 2008

1. William H. Prentice, b. c. 1822, NY. He appears in the 1880 census in Boston, Ionia Co., MI, with his wife and family.

He m. Emma Engraham. She was b. c. 1844, NY, as were her parents. Living with them in the 1880 census was Betsy M. Anderson, b. c. 1800, NY, and called a mother of the head of the household, William Prentice.

William and Emma had 3 or more children, including per Ancestry.com :

  1. Will A. Prentice, b. c. 1865, MI. At home in Boston, Ionia Co., MI, in 1880 census. He may be the William Prentice who appears in the 1910 cenwus in Otisco, Ionia Co., MI, as b. c. 1865, MI, with his wife, Eliza Jane, b. c. 1866, Canada English, with both parents b. in Ireland; no children shown.

  2. Fred Prentice, b. c. 1870, MI. At home in Boston, Ionia Co., MI, in 1880 census. He appears in the 1900 1910 and 1920 census in Ionia, Ionia Co., MI, with his wife, Ida May, b. Jan 1877, Canada English, as were her parents; no children shown.

  3. Carrie May Prentice, b. 25 Apr 1871, Bay City, MI. She m. William Rosebush Link on 13 Aug 1892. He was b. 5 Nov 1870, Mecosta, MI, and d. 1 Jul 1949, Cooper, MI. They had 1 or more children, including:

    1. Ray Otto Link, b. 25 Oct 1893, Ionia, Ionia Co., MI. . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Ray Otto Link, b. 25 Oct 1893, Ionia, Ionia Co., MI, and d. 9 Oct 1961.

He m. Greta Amelia Link(?). She was b. 5 Feb 1899, Ronald, Ionia, MI, and d. 22 Mar 1991, Gainesville, FL. Daughter:

  1. Betty Jean Link, b. c. 1928. She m. John Thomas Myrick. He was b. 22 Aug 1928, Holland, MI, and d. 9 May 1989 in Melrose, FL. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Living son Myrick
    2. Living son Myrick
    3. Living dau. Myrick. He m. Miss Mulkey.
    4. Living dau. Myrick. She m. Mr. Cannady.
    5. Living son Myrick. He m. Miss Graham and they have 3 daughters.

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