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Thomas Prentice of Scotland and Quinnimont, Fayette Co., WV


Thomas Prentice of Scotland and Quinnimont, Fayette Co., West Virginia
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2009 and Revised 3 Sep 2015

Introduction: This article was prepared with the aid of Christine Hadden, Scotland census records, Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Amanda Walker and U. S. emigration and census records. It is an updating of: ________________________________

B. George Prentice may have been b. c. 1769-1779, perhaps in Ireland where his son, Arthur, may have been born. George d. bef. 24 Aug 1873 (per Arthur's Death Certificate). He was a coal miner.

He m. Margaret O'Rourke who d. before 24 Aug 1873 (per Arthur's Death Certificate). They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Arthur Prentice was b. c. 1799 at an unknown location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [A]

A. Arthur Prentice was b. c. 1799 at an unknown location and d. 24 Aug 1873 at the age of 74 years (per Amanda Walker, emails, 24 and 25 Jun 2007, citing a copy of his death certificate in her possession which reads as follows:

    "Arthur Prentice formerly a coal miner widower 1st of Mary Fleming 2nd of Mary Sanders or Lave died on 24 August 1873 11 h(our) 0 m(inutes) am (found dead) 87 Stirling Street, Glasgow aged 74 years father George Prentice coal miner (deceased) mother Margaret Prentice maiden surname O'Rourke (deceased) died from senile debility 1 year (sudden) no medical attendant informant of death Arthur Prentice son".

Amanda Walker also provided another document which was a corrected entry to the above record and it looks as though it was made after a post mortem examination. It reads as follows:

    "Arthur Prentice aged about 74 years died 24 August 1873 in house of John McKenzie 87 Stirling Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow cause of death pulmonary apoplexy certified by Dr James Dunlop physician Glasgow who made a post mortem examination of the body".

Because of the wide variation of birth year (1799 vs. 1811) Arthur is only tentatively identified as being the same person as the Arthur Prentice who appear in the 1851 Scotland census in Civil parish Govan, town of Strathbungo, Renfrewshire, as b. c. 1811 in Dungate, Ireland; Occupation: Cottier. No wife is shown so he apparently was a widower in 1851, his wife, Margaret Sanders (see below), having died between 1847 and 1851. Children shown at home in the 1851 census.

  1. Mary Prentice, b. c. 1837, Gorbals, Lanarkshire. At home in 1851. Not in 1861 census by that name and perhaps married.
  2. George Prentice, b. c. 1843, Gorbals, Lanarkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [1]
  3. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1844, Gorbals, Lanarkshire. (see #2 Thomas, below)
  4. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1847, Gorbals, Lanarkshire. At home in 1851. Not in 1861, 1871 or 1881 census.

Arthur m. 1st Mary Fleming He m. 2nd Margaret Sanders. They had 1 or more children, including:

  1. Thomas Prentice was b. c. 1844 in Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

1. George Prentice was b. c. 1844, Govan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and d. in Hamilton in 1916 (per 1861 census and Christine Hadden, email, 30 Oct 2009) He first appears in the 1861 census in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, as a nephew in the 21 Cathcart St. home of James Dicke (b. c. 1805, Kileara, Stirlingshire, Coal Miner) and his wife, Janet (b. c. 1805, Newtownays, Ayrshire). Also shown in the home was Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1846, Govan, also called a nephew and probably George's brother.

George next appears in the 1871 census living at 16 Cathcart St., Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family, and was living in Rutherglen in 1872 when his son, Arthur, was born. Woodside apparently is that community that lies about 25 km SE of Glasgow and perhaps 1 km south of Crossford.

We searched the 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 census and no George Prentice appears with a wife named Elizabeth (below). It is not yet known whether they emigrated to the United States.

He m. 1st Elizabeth Johnston on 25 Jun 1869, Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland. She was b. c. 1846, Rutherglen and d. 1886 (per Christine Hadden, email, 30 Oct 2009) She was the the dau. of Jane Johnston, b. c. 1831, Ireland, who was living with them in the 1871 census. She does not appear in the 1881 census.

Children of George and Elizabeth:

  1. Arthur Prentice, b. 22 Mar 1870 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]
  2. George Prentice, b. 2 Mar 1874 Dalserf, Lanark. At home in 1871 census. Not in 1881 census.
  3. James Johnston Prentice, b. 3 Mar 1872 Dalserf, Lanark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [4]

George m. 2nd Isabella Law in 1889 in Hamilton. She was b. c. 1850 at Townhead M. Earnock. They appear in the 1891 and 1901 Hamilton census where he is a Coal Miner. Children of George and Isabella per 1891 census:

  1. James Prentice, b. c. 1872. Not home in 1901.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1879. Not home in 1901.
  3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1881. Not home in 1901.
  4. John Prentice, b. c. 1883. At home in 1901.
  5. Robert Prentice, b. c. 1896. At home in 1901.

2. Thomas Prentice Sr. was b. c. 1844 in either Goven, Lanarkshire (per 1891 census and lying just west of central Glasgow) or in Glasgow, Scotland (per Ellis Island emigration record). He is buried in Bkluefield, WV. About 1881-2 Thomas was living in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland (where his son, Thomas Jr, #1iii below, was born). He appears in the 1891 census in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, with his wife and family. He later appears in the 1910 Laurel Creek, Fayette Co., WV census living with his sons, Thomas Jr., William and Andrew, below.

He m. Euphemia Hamilton on 31 Dec 1868 at Woodside Colliery, Dalserf. She was b. c. 1843, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, per the 1891 census. She was the dau. of James Hamilton and Paterson McAlpine (per Christine Hadden, email, 23 Apr 2006, also citing marriage record of their son, David, which names his parents).

Ellis Island Records show that Thomas emigrated on 4 Jan 1910 aboard the "Caledonia" with his son, Andrew. His place of birth is given as Glasgow, Scotland, and his last permanent address is given as "Dalsell, Scotland (actually Dalsert)." He was described as 5' 6", pale complexion, grey hair and blue eyes. They sailed from Glasgow. He appears in the 1910 census in Quinnimont, Fayette Co., WV as a Coal Miner. Children of Thomas and Euphemia:

  1. Arthur Prentice, b. c. 1870, Scotland. Living with his brother, John, in the 1910 census. Ellis Island records show that Arthuremigrated from Scotland, departing Glasgow aboard the "California" and arriving in the Port of New York on 20 Jan 1910. He was then a coal miner, married, and had been living with his unnamed wife at 125 Eddlewood, Hamilton, Scotland. Not in 1920, 1830 or 1940 US census.
  2. George Prentice, b. c. 1873, Rutherglen, Scotland (per 1891 census), 1991 in Cambusnethan.
  3. Margaret Prentice, b.28 Mar 1877, Delserf, Scotland (per 1881 census). She emigrated on 15 Apr 1907 aboard the "Caledonia" from Glasgow with her brother, Thomas (per Ellis Island records). She was a domestic servant, 5’2", fair complexion, auburn hair, blue eyes, also going to the home of her brother,William who was then living in Glendale, Lawton Co., WV. She appears in the 1910 Fayette Co., WV census as a servant in the home of Kesath Homestead and in the 1920 Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV census as a servant in the home of F. K. Holmestea. She d. unmarried on 24 Jan 1951 in Charleston, WV.
  4. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1882, DalserfScotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [5]
  5. (perhaps) John Prentice, b. c. 1883, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [6]
  6. William Prentice, b. c. 1886, Dalserf, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  7. Andrew Prentice, b. c. 1886, Dalserf, Scotland (per 1891 census). He appears in the 1910 census in Quinnimont, Fayette Co., WV, as a Coal Miner living with the family of his brother, Therman. Emigrated 1910 with his father, Thomas. He is described as sallow complexion, fair hair and blue eyes. His place of birth is given as "Dalsell [actually Dalserf], Scotland." Not in 1920 or 1930 census. Not in SSDI.
  8. Euphemia Prentice, b. c. 1891, Dalserf, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[8]
  9. David Munro Hamilton Prentice, b. c. 1889, Ashgill, Lanark, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . .[9]

3. Arthur Prentice (#1 George, Elizabeth), b. 22 Mar 1870 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland. He appears in the 1901 census living at 25 Eddlewood Rows, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, with hs wife and family.

He m. Agnes Pugh Paterson in 1898, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, and d. 1901,Hamilton, Lanarkshire, at the young age of only 24 years.. He was then a coalminer. She was b. c. 1877 Overton, Lanarkshire. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . Children:

  1. Living son Prentice
  2. Living son Prentice
  3. Living son Prentice
  4. Living dau. Prentice
  5. Euphemia H. Prentice, b. c. 1897, Ashgill, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901.
  6. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1900, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. At home in 1901.
  7. Christina Jarvie Paterson Prentice , b. 25 Dec 1901, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, and d. 14 Jun 1984, Hamilton. She m. Victor Ernest Munns on 4 Jun 1930, Hamilton, Lanarkshire. They had a daughter:
    1. (dau.) Munns, b. after 1930. She m. Thomas Law Graham on 11 Oct 1961, Old Parish Church, Hamilton. He was b. 6 Jul 1937, Bothwellhaugh , Lanarkshire, and d Jul 2006, Hamilton. Children, b. after 1961:
      1. (son) Graham.
      2. (son) Graham. He m. Miss Rankin and h ad a son.
      3. (son) Graham.

4. James Johnston Prentice was b. Mar 1872 in Woodside, Lanarkshire, Scotland, which apparently is that community that lies about 25 km SE of Glasgow and perhaps 1 km south of Crossford. James d. 25 Mar 1935 in Amigo, Raleigh Co., WV. Place of Burial was Bishop, WV. His place of residence at that time was Bishop Tazewell Co., WV. He was a Miner. The "Informant" on James's Death Certificate was William Prentice, probably a brother or son.

James does not in the 1881 or 1891 Scotland census, but does appear in the 1901 Scotland census in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, as a Coal Miner living at 121 Eddlewood Rows with his wife and family. James and his wife and family emigrated to the U.S. in 1904 according to the 1930 census when he would have been about 32 years of age.

He is likely the James Prentice who appears in the 1910 census on Sewell Mtn., Fayette Co., WV and almost certainly the James Prentice who appears in the 1920 census in Clear Fork, Raleigh Co., WV where is birth date is given as c. 1873. Still later, they appear in the 1930 census in Big Creek, McDowell Co., WV.

He m. Charlotte Weis(?). She is probably the Charlotte who appears in the 1910 census on Sewell Mtn., Fayette Co., WV with her husband, James, although his birth date is given there as c. 1850. She was living at the time of James' death in 1935. Children per 1910 census:

  1. William Prentice, b. 24 Apr 1898, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]

  2. Emily Prentice, b. c. 1902, Scotland. Not home in 1920 or 1930.
  3. James Prentice, b. c. 1907, WV. At home in 1920. He appears, unmarried, in the 1930 census in Weston, Lerwis Co., WV. Unclear whether in SSDI. He may be the James Prentice shown in WV Prentice Deaths as b. c. 1908 and d. 21 Jan 1934 in Lewis Co., WV.
  4. Frederick "Freddie" Prentice, b. c. 1912, WV. At home in 1920 and 1930. Unclear whether in SSDI.
  5. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1919, WV. At home in 1920 and 1930..

5. Thomas Prentice was b. c. 1881-2 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland (or Dalserf per 1891 census). Thomas emigrated on 15 Apr 1907 aboard the "Caledonia" from Glasgow (per Ellis Island records). He was a miner from Netherburn, Lanarkshire, going to the home of his brother,William who was then living in Glendale, Lawton Co., WV. Thomas was descried as having over 50 Pounds cash, 5’7", fresh complexion, black hair, blue eyes, born Dalry, Scotland.

He m. Margaret who was b. c. 1883 in Scotland.

In 1921, Ellis Island records show that Margaret was returning from a trip to Scotland with Annie Prentice, wife of David Prentice (see #4, below), accompanied by Margaret's mother, Mrs. Mary Miller, 6 Brown Street, Newmains. Margaret was +described as 5'3", sallow complexion, grey eyes, black haired. All were going to Newhall, W. VA where Thomas and Margaret were then living. Children of Thomas and Margaret (per 1910 census and 1921 immigration record):

  1. Annie Prentice, b. c. 1904, Ashgill, Scotland. (per 1907 emigration record and 1910 census)
  2. Euphemia Prentice, b. c. 1906-7, Overtown, Lanarkshire,Scotland. (per 1907 emigration record and 1910 census)
  3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1907-1910, WV. (per 1910 census)
  4. James Prentice, b. c. 1912. (per 1921 immigration record)
  5. Jean Prentice b. c. 1920. (per 1921 immigration record)

6. (perhaps) John Prentice, b. c. 1883 in Scotland. He appears in the 1910 Fayette Co., WV and 1920 Raleigh Co., WV census with his wife, Emily, b. c. 1886, Scotland, and children:

  1. Elizabeth J. Prentice, b. c. 1903, WV.
  2. Elizabeth Prentice, b. c. 1907, WV.
  3. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1911, WV.
  4. Jennie Prentice, b. c. 1914, WV.
  5. Helen Prentice, b. c. 1918, WV.

7. William Prentice, b. 13 Jan 1883, Red Row, Dalsert, Ashgill, Lanarkshire, Scotland (per 1891 census and d. 8 Jul 1957, Bluefield, WF, age 74 years.. 1930 in Big Cree, Mcdowell Co., WV. He emigrrated in 1906 and was a naturalized citizen. 1930 a Mine Inspector. 22 (c. 1905) at first marriage.

He married Allison Marie Rutherford on 8 Aug 1906, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 19 ( c. 1906) at first marriage. She was b. c. 1887, McQueen's Land, Overton, Scotland, Reg. No. J40820. She emigrated in 1907. She was the daughter of Alexander Rutherford and Joan Neilson. Alice also emigrated on 15 Apr 1907 aboard the "Caledonia" from Glasgow (per Ellis Island records). She is described as 5’0", pale complexion, black hair, dark blue eyes.

William appears in the 1910 census in Quinnimont, Fayette Co., WV, as a Coal Minerliving with the family of his brother, Thomas. William later appears in the 1920 McDowell County Co., WV census. McDowell County lies about 30 miles SW on Fayette County. There he is shown as b. c. 1884 in Scotland and emigrated to America in 1906, about the same year as Thomas, #2, above. The 1920 shows his wife as Alice, b. c. 1888, Scotland, and children:

  1. Joan Neilson Prentiss, b. c. 1906, Scotland. 1830 at home in Big Greek, Mcdowell Co., WV.
  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1908-9, WV. 1930 at home in Big Greek, Mcdowell Co., WV. He may, or may not, be the Thomas Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 21 Jun 1908, who received his SS# in WV, and who d. 15 Oct 1997 in Raleigh Co., WV.
  3. Helen Atkenson Rutherford Prentice
  4. Nellie Prentice, b. c. 1912, WV. 1830 at home in Big Greek, Mcdowell Co., WV.
  5. Allison Prentiss, b. c. 1914, WV. 1830 at home in Big Greek, Mcdowell Co., WV.
  6. Margaret Prentiss, b. c. 1916, WV. 1830 at home in Big Greek, Mcdowell Co., WV.
  7. Emily Prentiss, b. c. 1918, WV. 1830 at home in Big Creek, Mcdowell Co., WV.
  8. William Hamilton Prentice, b. 30 Dec 1920 in Newhall, WV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11]
  9. Edith Prentiss, b. c. 1923, WV 1830 at home in Big Greek, Mcdowell Co., WV.

8. Euphemia Prentice, b. c. 1891, Dalserf, Scotland (per 1891 census). She appears appears in the 1921 immigration record, mentioned above, where she is called Clementina's daughter.

Euphemia m. James Sinclair who was living in Newhall, W. VA in 1921. Children of Euphemia and James shown in the 1921 immigration record are.

  1. Mary Sinclair, 10, b. c. 1911.
  2. James Sinclair, 8, b. c. 1913.
  3. Margaret Sinclair, b. c. 1916.
  4. Clementina Sinclair, b. c. 1920.

9. David Munro Hamilton Prentice, b. c. 1889, Ashgill, Lanark, Scotland (or Dalserf, Lanark, per 1891 census). He emigrated from Scotland aboard the "Caledonia," arriving in NY on 30 Jun 1911.

He m. Anne/Annie "Grannie" Paterson. She was b. 27 Oct 1890 in Ashgill, Larkhall Lankshire, Scotland (per Ancestry.com.

Ellis Island immigration records show that the arrival on 4 Jun 1921 of David's wife, Annie, . She was described as Annie was 4'11", fair with auburn hair and grey eyes. Accompanying Annie was her mother, Annie Paterson, of Meadowbank, Dalserf. They were heading to Newhall, WV where David was then living. Accompanying Annie were her children:

  1. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1911. She m. Mr. Hudson (per Ancestry.com, above).
  2. Clementina Prentice, b. c. 1919. She m. Mr. Hudson (per Ancestry.com, above).

David Prentice is probably the same person as the David Prentice shown in the SSDI as b. 28 Jun 1888, who received his SS# in WV, and who d. Aug 1969 in Keystone, McDowell Co., WV.

10. William W. Prentice was b. c. 1899 in Scotland, with both parents b. in Scotland. He emigrated to America in 1904 per the 1930 census. In 1935 he was living in Twin branch, McDowell Co., WV. In 1940 he was living with his family in Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., WV. Slab Fork is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, WV, with a population of 202. Slab Fork is located along a stream of the same name and West Virginia Route 54.[2] The ZIP code for Slab Fork is 25920. For a street view, see Wikipedia . He was a naturalized citizen, a coal loader in a coal mine with a 7th grade education.

He m. Anna H. c. 1922, McDowell, WV. She was b. c. 1904, Scotland. She was not a naturalized citizen in 1944, a housewife, with 2 years of High School. Children:

  1. James Johnson Prentice, b. 17 Oct 1923, Bailes Rd., Crab Orchard, WV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10.1]

  2. Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1925, WV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]

  3. Margaret M. Prentice, b. c. 1928, WV, and d. 5 Dec 2007. 1940 at home. She m. Robert Lee Evans (1920-2014 and had 2 sons and 1 daughter.
  4. Charolette Prentice, b. 1 Jun 1930 WV, and d. 8 Jun 2012 and bur. Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. 1940 at home. She m. Eric C. George in 1952 in Wyoming, WV, and had 3 sons.

10.1 James Johnson Prentice, b. 17 Oct 1923, Bailes Rd., Crab Orchard, WV, and d. 7 Jul 2012. 1940 at home. He was a SM2/c in the Navy in 1943. See his Navy photo at Ancestry.com . His obituary reads as follows:

    James Prentice: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Register-Herald, The (Beckley, WV) - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Deceased Name: James Prentice They keep marching on to heaven, those men and women of "The Greatest Generation." On Saturday, July 7th, 2012, our most cherished, James Prentice of the Riffe Addition, Crab Orchard, passed away at the Raleigh General Hospital. He was in his 88th year.

    Known affectionately as "Jim" all his life, James Johnson Prentice was the oldest of four children. Born on October 17, 1923, at Twin Branch, WV, he was the son of the late William Weir and Annie Miller Prentice who immigrated from Scotland. His brother, Thomas, and sisters, Margaret Prentice Evans and Charlotte Prentice George, have preceded him in death. Jim spent his childhood on the Winding Gulf, graduating from Stoco High School in 1942. With WWII raging, Jim joined the Navy. He was assigned to the USS Leon. A signalman 3rd class, he was in the invasion of Saipan, serving in the 81st Infantry. Jim was one 1,404 men who went ashore on the Angaur Island. The Leon would go on to invade the Philippines, arriving on D-Day.

    But James Prentice would survive to live another day and come home to risk his life again as a roof bolter in the mines. Jim would work 33 years, retiring from Westmoreland Coal Company. He was a proud member of the UMWA. In his leisure time Jim loved to garden, growing the best tomatoes and the prettiest roses.

    It would be in Maben, Jim would meet a pretty Pierpoint girl, Ernestine Brooks. Jim and Ernie would marry on June 29th, 1957; they have recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. In the early years of their marriage they made their home in Mullens, having lived in the Riffe addition since the early 1960s. Jim and Ernie are members of the Sophia United Methodist Church.

    In addition to his beloved Ernestine, those left to cherish his memory are the Prentice niece and nephews, Patricia Lester and her husband, John, nephews, Bobby Evans and his wife, Shirley, and Jimmy Evans; great-nephew and niece, Christopher Lester and Elizabeth Lester. Jim was very fond of Ernie's family the Brooks, sisters-in-law Ruth Gregory and her husband, Charles, Peggy Parrish and her husband, David, and Joette Greene; nieces, Jennifer Beasley, Tiffany Bailey, Jeannie Gregory, Cynthia Gregory, Linda Craigo, Sherry Beasley and Cindy Sizemore; nephews, Gilbert Brooks Jr., Peter Brooks, James Greene, Michael Greene, Buddy Sizemore, Eric Sizemore, and Billy Bower. A large extended family survives as well as his church family, and his many neighbors in the Riffe Addition, among them his "little buddies," Jaimee and Madison McMillion.

    On Wednesday, July 11th, at 1 p.m. we will remember the life of this good man with "A Service of Remembrance" at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Ernie Jarrell will be officiating. Jim will then be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park. Military honors will be conducted by the Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour. Condolences may be sent to the family's guestbook at www.meltonmortuary.com. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley, WV.

He m. Ernestine Brooks on 29 Jun 1957. She was b. 18 Jan 1937 and d. 7 Jul 2016, Charleston, WV. Dau. of Charles and Annie Brooks of Pierpoint, WV. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Fayette Tribune (Oak Hill, WV) - Saturday, July 9, 2016: Ernestine Brooks Prentice

    Ernestine (Ernie) Brooks Prentice departed this earthly home on July 7th, 2016, at the Charleston Area Open Heart Recovery Unit in Charleston, West Virginia. Ernestine, born January 18, 1937, was the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Brooks of Pierpoint, West Virginia. She attended Mullens High School. Ernestine had five brothers and four sisters.

    On June 30, 1958, Ernestine married James J. Prentice.

    . She was a retired employee of Raleigh General Hospital where she worked as a ward clerk for 35 years. Ernie was a member of Sophia Methodist Church in Sophia, West Virginia.

    Ernie was a genuine person; her greatest pleasure was spending quality time with family and friends. She loved to tell jokes and make people laugh and greatly enjoyed the senior center. Among her favorite pastimes was helping people, giving gifts, and shopping. She loved thrift stores, sales and traveling, going to Kroger on Tuesday for the Senior Discount and especially loved wrapping children's Christmas gifts at the Greenbrier. She exhibited great energy for her age and shoveled the snow off her driveway every winter. Ernie love bus tours with her friends at the Senior Center.

    In addition to her parents, Ernie was preceded in death by her five brothers and one sister. She is survived by three sisters, Ruth Gregory of Marietta, GA, Joette Greene Rinehart of Roanoke, VA, and Peggy Parrish of Fredericksburg, VA. Ernie is survived by her nephews: Gilbert Brooks, Pete Brooks, Eric Sizemore, James Greene, Michael Greene and Billy Bower. She is also survived by nieces: Penny Brooks, Linda Brooks, Cynthia Gregory, Jeanie Gregory, Cindy Sizemore and Sherry Wingfield.

    Services will be conducted Monday, July 11, 2016, at Melton Mortuary in Beckley. Visitation will be held from 12 Noon to 2 PM, with the service at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Pall Bearers will be Gilbert and Pete Brooks, James and Michael Greene, Billy Bower and Dave Merrill. Arrangements are by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley. Online condolences may be sent at www.meltonmortuary.com.

11 William Hamilton Prentice, b. 30 Dec 1920 in Newhall, WV and d. c. 5 May 2007. He is called William Hamilton Prentice in Ancestry.com .

His obituary of 17 May 2007 in the Journal & Topics Newspaper, Des Pllaines, IL, reads as follows:

    WILLIAM PRENTICE, JR. Of Des Plaines

    A funeral service and visitation for William Prentice, Jr. of Des Plaines, 86, took place Saturday, May 5 at G.L. Hills Funeral Home in Des Plaines. Interment private. Mr. Prentice was born Dec. 30, 1920 in Newhall, Wv.

    He worked as a research scientist at U.S.G. During his life, the World War II Army Veteran was a master mason and ceramic engineer. He was affiliated with Virginia Poly Tech and served on the Des Plaines Public Library board.

    He passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007. Mr. Prentice is preceded in death by his brother and six sisters. He is survived by his wife, Josephine nee Whitlock Prentice, five sons, William (Caren) Prentice III, John (Terri) Prentice, Alexander Prentice, Robert (Sue) Prentice, and David Prentice, two daughters, Joyce Howard and Paula (John) Steffan, 22 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

He m. Josephine Whitlock, living in 2007. Children per obituary:

  1. William Prentice III. He m. Caren.
  2. John Prentice. He m. Terri.
  3. Alexander Prentice.
  4. Robert Prentice. He m. Sue.
  5. David Prentice.
  6. Joyce Prentice. She m. Mr. Howard.
  7. Paula Prentice. She m. John Steffan.

In Ancestry.com is shown a dau. who m. Mr. Adams and had a daughter. It is unclear whether this is a 3rd daughter, or one of the two daughters who remarried.

12 Thomas Prentice, b. c. 1925, WV, and d. 11 Apr 2009. 1940 at home. At home in the 1930 census in Browns Creek, McDowell Co., WV.

He m. Mary N. Blaine on 27 May 1954, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. She was b. 11 Jun 1931. The Kansas City Star of 9 Oct 1992 has an obituary mentioning Thomas Prentice and his wife, Mary. Her obituary reads as follows:

    MARY NELL PRENTICE: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Sunday, May 5, 2013.

    MARY NELL PRENTICE 81, passed away May 1, 2013.

    Mary was born in June of 1931, in Neville, Miss. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thomas; and her daughter, Betty.

    Survivors include children and their spouses, Kathy and Steve Cowan; Barbara and David Kriegh; Blaine and Paula Prentice; brother and his wife, Jessie and Helen Blaine; grandchildren, Jeff, Matt, Mike, Christine, Jennifer and Sarah; great grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, Erin and Jude.

    Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Floral Hills. Interment will follow. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service. Memorial tributes may be directed to Wayside Waifs. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133 (816) 353-1218. D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-353-1218 www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com

Their children include:

  1. Betty S. Prentice, b. c. 1959. She d. in east Kansas City on 7 Oct 1992, at Independence Regional Health Center. Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. She attended the National Career Institute. She was a member of the Kansas City Baptist Temple. She m. Jeff C. Baldwin of Avondale in Clay County. She also had a son, perhaps as a single mother, named:

    1. Jeff Prentice.

  2. William Blaine Prentice, Kansas City.

  3. Paula Prentice.

  4. Kathy Prentice who m. Mr. Cowan, Kansas City.

  5. Barbara A. Prentice who m. Mr. Kriegh, Raytown.

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