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Daniel Prentice of Scotland and New Brunswick, Canada

Daniel Prentice of Scotland and New Brunswick, Canada
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Summer 2000 and Revised: 22 Mar 2006

Update of 9 Apr 2000: By email of 8 Apr 2000, Audrey Prentice has identified Daniel's parents as Hugh Prentice of Nova Scotia, discussed in our Summer 2000 article which has not been uploaded for reasons set out in our email to Audrey Roy of 5 Jun 2008.

We are helping Audrey Prentice Roy in tracing the ancestry of Daniel Prentice of Scotland, Seattle and New Brunswick.

By email of 9 Nov 1999, 18 Mar 2000, 9 Apr 2000 and 14 Apr 2001 she has provided us with the following information.

Daniel "David" Irvine Prentice, his parents, and his brothers and sisters have their ancestral roots in Scotland. They kept going west and crossed to Seattle, Washington where the family settled. Daniel later moved north to Canada in 1867. He did not like living in Seattle (perhaps too much rain?) and moved back eat to Campbellton, New Brunwsick, Canada, where he worked building railroad tracks for the railroad.

Daniel Prentice was born 17 or 19 Jun 1859 in Champion Siding, Quebec, which would be Matapedia Valley, Quebec, next to Restigouche, Campbellton County. and and d. 27 Dec 1928 at Jardine Brook, in Victoria Co., New Brunswick.

He married Margaret MacDavid in 1896 in Restigouche Co., New Brunswick. She was born 1875in Matapedia Valley, Quebec and passed away in 1952 in Bath, New Brunswick. Daniel's children, all born in the Metapedia Valley, were:

  1. Sadie Prentice, b. after 1896, who m. Mr. Lovely
  2. George Maxwell Prentice, b. 1897 and d. 1953. He m. Etta McNaughton c. 1915-16. She was b. 1897 and d. 1961. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Donald Prentice, b. Apr 26, 1917 and d. 9 Apr 1986. He m. Lorette Long. An Ancestor Chart for her can be found at Ancestry.com . They had 3 or more children:
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Bechard and had 2 children.
      2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Roy and had 1 child.
      3. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Raymond and had a dau. and 2 sons.
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. Nov 16, 1918 and d. 9 Jun 1984. She m. Eldridge Brown on 24 Mar 1940. Children:
      1. Beverly Brown (male), b. 29 Dec 1942 and d. 2 Jul 1978. He m. Miss Sunnie and had a son and 3 daughters.
    3. Robert "Bob" Frederick Prentice, b. Jan 1, 1920 in Jardine Brook, NB. Deceased by 2003. He m. Miss Buttle and had:
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Gallon and had 4 children.
      2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Chatterton and had 5 sons.
      3. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Walker and had 2 children.
      4. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Bebee and had 2 children.
    4. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Bernatchez and had 7 children.
    5. (son) Prentice. He m. Sylvia Poirier and had:
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Arseneault and had 2 children.
      2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Moores and had 3 children.
      3. (son) Prentice.
      4. (son) Prentice.
      5. (3 adodpted children) Prentice.
    6. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Audet and had 6 children:
      1. (son) Prentice. He m. 1st Miss. Arsenault. He m. 2nd Miss McKenzie and had 2 daughters.
      2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Bujold and had 1 son.
      3. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Derrick "Drew" Smith. He was b. 9 Apr 1955 in Nwe Carlisle.
      4. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Immoff and had 3 daughters.
      5. (Dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Beebe and had 2 daughters.
      6. (Dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Boudreau and had 1 son and 1 daughter.
    7. George Prentice, b. Aug 31, 1926 and d. 26 Jul 1988 in New Carlisle. He m. Miss Gallant and had 1 daughter.
    8. Arnold Prentice, b. Sep 3, 1928 in Jardine Brook, NB and d. 14 Apr 1988 in Hampton, NB. Bur. in New Carlisle, NB. He was a heavy equipment operator. He m. Miss Lavasseur and had:
      1. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Burgess and had 3 children.
      2. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Campbell and had 1 son and 1 daughter.
      3. (son) Prentice. He m. 1st Miss Taylor. He m. 2nd Miss Hunter and had 1 dau. and 1 son.
      4. (dau.) Prentice. She m. and had 1 daughter.
    9. Wanda Prentice, b. Apr 26, 1930 in Jardine Brook, NB, and d. 1994 in the USA. She m. and had a child.
    10. (son) Prentice. He m. Miss Audet and had:
      1. (son) Prentice.
      2. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Cormier and had 2 children.
      3. (dau.) Prentice. She m. Mr. Nachshan and had 1 son.
    11. Harold Prentice, b. Apr 28, 1936 and d. 8 Sep 1936, age 4+ months.
  3. Blanche Prentice, b. after 1896, who m. Mr. Merryweather.
  4. Percy Howard Prentice, b. 13 Mar 1906 in Flatlands, Restigouche Co., New Brunswick, Canada

Daniel Prentice's brothers and sisters, probably b. 1835-60, are:

  • Jim Prentice.
  • Hugh Prentice.
  • Minnie Prentice.
  • Sandy Prentice.

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