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Earl E. Prentice, Buffalo, NY

Earl E. Prentice of Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2000 and Revised: 5 May 2005

Update of 18 Mar 2003:   The Earl E. Prentice roots have been traced back to about 1500 in England.

Original Article:  The following persons have provided us with information about their Prentice line:

  • Jonathan Dryden, email, 23 Jun 2000.
  • Carolyn Joyce Arnold, email, 18 Mar 2003.
  • Gail (Arnold) Lang, email, 18 Mar 2003

1. Earl E. Prentice, was b. c. 1889 in the Adirondacks, Crogan, NY and d. 1959. He served as a hunting guide to tourists on the Black River. He was a devoted philatelist and a talented draftsman. Earl appears in the 1920 Buffalo, Erie Co., NY census with his wife, Ruth Viola Norton, b. 12 Feb 1896, NY. Children (per census and information from Jonathan Dryden):

  1. Norton Austin Prentice, b. 6 Mar 1915, Belmont, NY, and d. 25 Mar 2004, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York (per SSDI). He m. 28 Mar 1942, Velma Morse. He served throughout W.W.II in the Pacific area, seeing action with General MacArthur in New Guinea and the Philippines. He lived in Buffalo. Coporal--732nd Ordnance Co., and 32nd Infantry Division (quoting letter from R. V. Prentice, 12 May 1969).
  2. Eileen Prentice, b. 14 May 1921, Buffalo, NY. . . . . . . . [2]

2. Eileen Prentice, b. 14 May 1921, Buffalo, NY. She m. 3 Jun 1940, Charles David Arnold who was b. 13 Aug 1915. Both teach music at the State University at Fredonia, NY. He holds a doctorate degree. Children:

  1. Carolyn Joyce Arnold. b. 2 Dec 1946. She Larry H. Pearson on 29 Jun 1968 at Fredonia, NY. Later div., she m. Gregory Russell Keefe on 12 Jul 1975 in Oneida, NY. Son:
    1. Sean Drummond Pearson, b. 5 Aug 1970. He m. Valerie Martin on 21 Jul 2001.
  2. Gail Arnold, b. 14 Jun 1950. She m. Raymond Carl Lang Jr. on 7 Oct 1978. He was b. 17 Jul 1953
    1. Jonathan Maxwell Lang,b. 11 Apr 1981.
    2. Jessica Lang,b. 21 Oct 1983. She m. Alexander Grigorenko on 26 Oct 1981. He was b. c. 1974-5.
  3. Douglas Arnold, b. 29 Nov 1960. He m. Leah Orcutton 4 Jun 1994. She was b. 28 May 1969. Daughters:
    1. Rachel Arnold, b. 29Dec 1997.
    2. Elizabeth Arnold, b. 5 Jul 1999.

Who are Earl E. Prentice's Parents?

Gail (Arnold) Lang indicates that Earl's mother may have been Marietta Thiess, Thiesse, Theiss or Theisse. She also indicaes that Earl had an older brother and a younger sister.

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