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Reuben Indian Prentiss, OK

Reuben Prentiss, OK
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2014 and Revised 1 Feb 2017

Update of 1 Feb 2017: This article has now been replaced byour Summer 2009 article entitled Burgess Lee Prentiss.

A Kiowa Indian Prentice Family

1. Stewart Prentiss, perhaps b. c. 1890-1900, perhaps OK.

He m. Inez Gouladdle. For some reason, the head of the household in the 1 Apr 1932 Indian Census appears to be Esther Guoladdle, b. c. 1899, perhaps a sister to Inez. Esther, and probably Stewart and Inez, are members of the Kiowa Tribe on the "Kiowa Com Ap & Ft. Sill Ap" Reservation.

Kiowa children in Esther's household, perhaps children of Stewart and Inez, per the above 1 Apr 1932 census:

  1. May Apekaum, Daughter, 1918, Fem., Kiowa, Kiowa Com Ap & Ft Sill Ap
  2. Evans Aunquce, Son, 1923, Male, Kiowa Kiowa Com Ap & Ft Sill Ap
  3. Frederick Prentiss, Son, 1925, Male, Kiowa Kiowa Com Ap & Ft Sill Ap
  4. Beatrice Prentiss Dau. 1927 Fem,. Kiowa Kiowa Com Ap & Ft Sill Ap
  5. Flora Minnie Prentiss Dau. 29 Mar 1929 Fem., Kiowa Kiowa Com Ap & Ft Sill Ap
  6. Reuben Prentiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

2. Reuben Prentiss was b. 1 Sep 1930, OK, and d. Oct 1989, Anadarko, Caddo Co., OK. He was a member of the Kiowa Tribe on the "Kiowa Com Ap & Ft. Sill Ap" Reservation.

He m. Valerie Pewenofkit. Children:

  1. Jean Prentiss
  2. Thomas Prentiss
  3. Richard Prentiss
  4. Reuben Prentiss Jr. He m. Bridgette.
  5. Mary Prentiss of Anadarko,
  6. Donna Prentiss of Anadarko,
  7. Laura Prentiss. She m. Glen Kocher of Anadarko,
  8. Karen Prentiss. She m. Lawan Cortez of Anadarko,
  9. Kym Prentiss. She m. Mr. Pendarvis of Anadarko
  10. Marinna Prentiss. She m. Queton Edwards of Lawton.
  11. Rosemary Prentiss. She m. Mr. Queton, of Lawton.
  12. Sandra Prentiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

3. Sandra Prentiss, b. 9 Mar 1957, and d. 24 Jan 2014. Her obituary, with photo at Obituaries, reads as follows:

    Sandra Prentiss: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Lawton Constitution, The (OK), Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    NADARKO - Funeral for Sandra Prentiss, 56, of Anadarko will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Christian Fellowship, Anadarko, with Minister Tim Nestell and Minister Ted Mercer officiating.

    Sandra was called home Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Burial will be in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, under direction of Russworm Funeral Watonga. She was born March 9, 1957, to Reuben and Valerie Pewenofkit Prentiss, in Lawton.

    She was raised in Anadarko, and attended Anadarko and Fort Sill Indian Schools. Tribal affiliation was with the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. She worked as a CNA and took special care of the family members who were terminally ill. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She accepted by faith Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord.

    She is survived by her two children: Valda Inez Prentiss and spouse Randy Jessepe, and Joey Michael Pewenofkit and spouse Ashton Winrow;
    - her brother, Reuben Jr. and spouse Bridgette Prentiss;
    - sisters: Mary Prentiss, Donna Prentiss, Laura and Glen Kocher, Karen and Lawan Cortez, and Kym Pendarvis, all of Anadarko; and Marinna Queton Edwards and Rosemary Queton, of Lawton;
    - seven grandchildren; Lisa, Amy and Davain Prentiss. Wesley and Kimora Jessepe, and Makeyla and Goyathlaw Peyenofkit;
    - four greatgrandchildren: Bryslyn, Braydyn, Brayslyn and Kymbri Prentiss;
    - two aunts: Beatrice Geimausaddle, of Mountain View; and Noreen (Queton) and James Morgan, of Oklahoma City and many cousins, relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents: Reuben and Valerie (Pewenofkit) Prentiss; siblings: Jean Prentiss, Thomas, and Richard Prentiss; three nieces: Monica (Monskin) Prentiss, Lisa Prentiss Rivera, and Amy Prentiss;
    - her maternal grandparents: Major and Mary (Kaudle Kaule) Pewenofkit;
    - and paternal grandparents: Stewart and Inez (Gouladdle) Prentiss. She will be missed by all.

    Pall Bearers: Thomas Yeahpau, Butch Yeahpau, Daniel Rivera, Sean Rivera, Brian Pahcoddy, J.R. Cortez, Reuben Cortez and Richard Standing. Honorary Pall Bearers: Stewart Prentiss, Reece Bedford, Randy Bennett, and Kevin Rivera

Children of Sandra Prentiss:

  1. Valda Inez Prentiss and spouse Randy Jessepe,
  2. Joey Michael Pewenofkit and spouse Ashton Winrow.

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