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John and Charles Edgar Prentice of Scotland & IA

John and Charles Edgar Prentice of Scotland and Iowa
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 1999 and Revised 14 Feb 2016

The information in this article was generously provided by our various correspondents in their E-mails of 27 Sep 1999, 3 May 2000, 15 May 2000 and 11 & 13 Mar 2002, 2 Oct 2002, 5 Jun 2003, and 26 May 2004. An additional source was Edith Olmstead"s obituary posted 26 Jan 2005 on the Prentice-L and published in the Columbia Basin Herald,. Moses Lake, WA.

1. There were 2 brothers surnamed Prentice who were born in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland which lies about 10 miles SE of central Glasgow. The names of their parents are not yet known, and it is likely that there were also sisters whose names are not yet known. The brothers both emmigrated to America from Uddingston, Scotland about 1852 (Fn. 1), they were:

  1. John Prentice, b. c. 1822, Uddingston, Scotland. . . . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Charles Edward Prentice, b. c. 1822, Uddingston, Scotland . . . . . . [3]

Also immigrating at about that same time is Alexander Prentice of Airdrie, Scotland, which lies only about 6 miles NE of Uddingston. His kinship to John and Charles, if any, is not known.

2. John[2] Prentice, b. in 1822 in Uddingston, Scotland[1]. John immigrated to America about 1848 and died in 1870. We do not know his place of death, but it may have been Delaware Co., IA where his wife, Margaret, and some of his children are buried. John is buried in the Oak Hill Cem. near Colesburg.

He married, first, Margaret Rae, born, 1827. She died in 1860 and is buried in Oak Hill Cem., unk., Delaware, IA. Children:

  1. James C.[3] Prentice, born, May 1848, in Scotland. . . . . . . [4]
  2. Jannet Prentice. Born, 1853. Died, 1855 at the age of 2. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., unk., Delaware, IA.
  3. Jane Prentice. Born, 1856. Died, 1859 at the age of 3. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., unk., Delaware, IA.
  4. John C. Prentice, born, Dec 1857, in IA. . . . . . . [5]

He married, second, Elizabeth S. Meyers. Born, 27 Oct 1833. Died, 7 Feb 1906. The 1880 Delaware Co. IA census indicates she may have had a prior marriage to Mr. Webster and had a son by that prior marriage, Alexander P. Webster, b. c. 1860, IN. Children of John and Elizabeth:

  1. Mary Jane Prentice. Born, 9 Nov 1862, IA. . . . . . . . [6]

3. Charles Edward Prentice (Unknown, 1). Born, 1822, in Uddingston, Scotland (the 1850 census says b. NY) and d. 29 Sep 1903, Oshtemo, Kalamazoo Co., MI. The 1850 census indicates he was b. in NY, but that seems to be an error.

We don't know when he came to America, but it was likely in the period between 1848 and 1855. He may have settled in Delaware Co., IA where his brother, John (#2, above) lived.

He married Sarah Jane Uiderfield/Underfield, b. c. Feb 1830, NY, (per Michelle Setlik, email, 8 Oct 2011 and Ancestry.com Ancestry.com). She was b. c. 1830, NY, per the 1850 census in Collins, Erie Co., NY. Children:

  1. Lawton White Prentice, b. 30 Nov 1849 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7]
  2. Curtis Prentice, b. 1851, NY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.1]

4. James C.[3] Prentice (John, 2). Born, May 1848, in Scotland[3]. Died c. 9 Jul 1931, Colesburg. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., unk, Delaware, IA.

He appears in the 1880 census in Colesburg, Delaware Co., IA, as a single man, working in a Saw Mill. He is in the 1885 IA State Census with his wife as a Lumberman in Colony, Delaware Co., IA. 1900 census in Colony, Delaware Co., IA, as a "Law Miller". He appears as a retired farmer in the 1920 census in Colony, Delaware Co., IA, and 1930 census in Coffins Grove, Delaware Co., IA, with his wife and family.

He married Laura E. Hewitt. Born, Jun 1856, in IA. Died c. 2 Jul 1931, Colesburg. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., unk., Delaware, IA. She was the daughter of Jacob Hewitt and Eliza Wright. Census: 1900, in Colesburg, Delaware, IA. Census: 1920, in Colesburg, Delaware, IA. Children:

  1. John Leroy Prentice, born, 12 May 1890, in IA. . . . . . [8]
  2. Robert Webster[4] Prentice. Robert does not appear in the 1900 census with his brother, John, so he was either deceased by 1900, or was born after 1900.

5. John C.[3] Prentice (John, 2). Born, Dec 16 1857, in IA, perhaps in Delaware Co., IA where his brother, James (#4, above), is buried. Hohn d. 27 Nov 1903, Nakokis, Buena Vista Co., IA. John appears in the 1880 census for Delaware Co., IA (living at home, unmarried) and in the 1900 census for Alta, Buena Vista Co., IA.

He married Rhoda Patridge. Born, Jan 1857, in IA. Children:

  1. Flora[4] Prentice. Born, Oct 1886, in IA. 1900 at home.
  2. Ruth E. Prentice. Born, Sep 1887, in IA. 1900 at home. She married Delbert McKinney, b. c. 1888, IL. They appear, without children at the age of 42, in the 1930 Greenfield, Calhoun Co., IA census
  3. Nellie Prentice. Born, Apr 1896, in IA. Census: 1900 at home; 1920, in Sioux City, Woodbury, IA.

6. Mary Jane[3] Prentice (John, 2). Born, 9 Nov 1862, IA. Died, 2 Jul 1913.

She married William Thomas Wood. Born, 25 Oct 1851. Died, 31 Jan 1914. Children:

  1. John Robert[4] Wood. He married, first, Pauline Lanphere. He married, second, Eunice (Bergold) Hennesy.

7. Lawton White Prentice (Charles Edward, 3). He was b. 30 Nov 1849 in Dutchess Co., NY, d. 2 Jan 1944, Monroe Co., WI (but Lawton's marriage license to Margaret Rattle says he was b. in Erie Co., NY, and his obit. says he was b. 11 Nov 2849, NY, per Michelle Setlik, email, 8 Oct 2011).

Victor Prentice's of email, 5 Jun 2005) says that Lawton is bur. in Vineland Cemetery, Clarkson, WA. However, Carol Prentice's email of 21 Sep 2011 says that she went to the Vineland Cemetery, talked to officials there, and learned that there is noone by that name buried in that cemetery. Lawton's obit. says he is bur. in Greenfield Cem., Tunnel City, WI, (per Michelle Setlik, email, 8 Oct 2011).

By 1876 he was living in IA (perhaps Delaware Co., where his uncle John lived) where his son, Marion, was born. [5].

He married, first, Emma Jane Keller, b. 30 Mar 1850, PA (per 1880 Delaware Co., IA census which shows her with her son, Charles, but does not show her husband, Lawton) nor apparent son, Marion. Died 11 Feb 1920, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. See Ancestry.com for photo. Carol Prentice's email of 1 Nov 2013 says they divorced and she put their children up for adoption. Children of Lawton and Emma:

  1. Charles Edgar[4] Prentice, born, 2 Aug 1873, "Dakota." . . . . . . . [9]
  2. Marion Othello Prentice, born, 6 Nov 1876, IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10]

He m. 2nd Margaret/Maggie Rattle on 12 Feb 1902, Monroe Co., WI (per Michelle Setlik, email, 8 Oct 2011). She was born 1860 WI (per 1920 census for Monroe Co., WI which shows her birth place as WI). Children:

  1. David Prentice (adopted). Born, circa 1911, in WI. Census: 1920, in Unk., Monroe, WI. He may be a son of Margaret by a prior marriage.

Lawton m., 3rd, Lucy Ellen Lees (per US Marriage Index) 20 Nov 1880 in Delhi, Delaware Co., IA. Michelle Setlik has a copy of the Marriage Certific, but it was not signed and returned after the ceremony was completed. Lucy was b. 1862, IN, and was the dau. of Henry Lees and Catherine Purvis.Children (per Eugene Prentice, email, 13 Mar 2002 and 26 May 2004):

  1. Nellie Prentice, b. Jul 1881, Delaware Co., per 1900 census She may be the same person as Sarah Jane, above. She m. Allen S. Goodwin on 11 Nov 1903, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. See "Note" below.

      Note: Appearing to confirm the above children as those of Lawton and Lucy Allen Lees, Michelle Setlik's email of 2 Sep 2011 relates that she has a email from the granddaughter of Charles Prentice (born 1889 in Anita Iowa) about the Christian Children's Home stating that the Prentice children were there and surrendered by their mother Lucy Ellen Lees Prentice. Michell has also viewed the 1895 Iowa State Census showing that Fred, Nellie, Clara, and Joseph were wards of the Christian Children's Home in Council Bluffs, P:ottawattamie Co. IA. Carol Prentice's email of 1 Nov 2013 says that Charles either went to live with a neighbor or an unknown relative, and although Charles appears later in the 1900 census living with Lucy's brother Henry. Henry sent Charles to live with their sister Fannie Lees Brown in Washington State that same year.

      Carol Prentice's email of 14 Sep 2011 relates that she has, but has misplaced, a letter from the Council Bluffs Children’s Home said: in 1888 Lucy E. Lees brought in her four children Joseph, Nellie, Clara and Fred Henry saying that she could not afford to keep them. . .

      My husband’s grandfather Charles was born to Lawton and Lucy after she turned these children into the orphanage. He was later found to be living with his uncle Henry Lees (Lucy E. Lees brother) until he came west (Fish Trap, WA) to live with Lucy’s sister, Fanny, around 1900 or just after. I have never been able to find what happened to Lucy at that time, but Lawton went back to a former wife and adopted her son and died in Wisconsin in 1944. He is buried in Wisconsin (but see Victor Prentice's email of 5 Jun 2005 that says Lawton d. 3 Jan 1944, and is bur. in Vineland Cemetery Clarkson, WA.)

  2. Sarah Jane Prentice, aka Nellie, b. 16 Jul 1881,Ia, per Michelle Setlik, email, 1 Oct 2011. 1920 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. It might be that Sarah Jane is the same person as "Nellie Prentice," below.
  3. Clara Emiline Prentice, b. 20 Apr 1883 or 1884, IA. 1902 in Omaha, NE. May have d. young.

  4. Joseph Henry/Joseph Franklin Prentice, aka Joe, b. 23 July 1886, IA, and d. 20 Feb 1967, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA. 1900 census in CCH, Council Bluffs. See "Note" below. He is likely the Joseph F. Prentice, age 45, single, who appears as a in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 Council Bluffs census, first as a roomer in 1920 and in 1930 as a foster-son in the home of Henry and Margaret Mathews.

  5. Fred Henry Prentice,aka Henry Joseph Prentice, b. 13 Nov 1887, Des Moines, Boone Co., IA or 23 Mar 1888, IA, and d. 22 Nov 1969, Grand Island, Hall Co., NE. 1900 in CCH, Council Bluffs. See "Note" below by his great-granddaughter, Michelle Setlik. It is unclear whether he is the Fred H. Prentice who appears in the 1930 census in Elmwood, Cass Co., NE, as b. c. 1888m UA, with his wife and family. He m. Ella Mae Reeder, on 9 Apr 1913, Plattsmouth, NE. She was b. 2 Feb 1893, Poe Twp.,Ringgold Co., IA, and d. 10 Sep 1973, St. Paul, NE. She was the dau. of George Washington Reeder and Minnie Myrtle Hopkins. Children:
    1. Wilma Alberta Prentice, b. 30 May 1914 in Elmwood, Cass Co., NE. She died on 9 Sep 1999 in Central City, Merrick Co., NE. Bur. Wolbach, Greeley Co., NE. She m. Cyrus Marion Greek on 22 Feb 1933 in Fullerton, NE. He was b. 27 Apr 1909, Primrose, Boone Co., NE. 1940 in South Branch, Nance Co., NE. Daughter:
      1. Shirley Mae Greek, b. c. 1935, NE. 1940 at home.
    2. Margaret Mae Prentice, b. 8 Sep 1917 in Elmwood, Cass County, NE, and d. 3 Aug 1976, Schuyler, NE, or Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. She m. Harold Hureska on 21 Aug 1954 in Papillion, Sarpy Co., NE.
    3. Nellie Myrtle Prentice, b. 10 Oct 1922 in Elmwood, NE, and d. 14 or 16 Aug 1963, Bennett, CO. She m. Steve Stephenson in Mar 1941 in Fullerton, Nance County, NE.
    4. Opal Gertrude Prentice, b. 28 Sep 1925 in Elmwood, Cass Co., NE, and d. 3 Aug 1983, Grand Junction, CO. She m. Carl William Nielsen on 22 Oct 1946 in Smith Center, KS.
    5. Charles Leon Prentice, b. 24 Feb 1930 in Elmwood, Cass Co., NE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.2]
    6. Kenneth Dale Prentice, b. 9 Apr 1932 in Wolbach, Greeley Co., NE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [7.3]

    Also shown in the 1930 household is Doris Green, "Daughter,_ whose age is unclear.

  6. Charles C. Prentice, born 30 Nov 1889 at Anita, Cass Co., IA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[11]

7.1 Curtis Prentice, b. 1851, NY per Ancestry.com where his photo can be seen. 1871 in Monona Co. IA. 1900 in Miami Twp., Miami Co., KS. Died before 1920 where his wife, Rose, appears as a widow in Lincoln, Linn Co., KS, living with the family of her son, Paul.

He m. Rose Schwafinger in 1871 in Monona Co. IA. he was b. c. 1852 in Germany. 1920 in Lincoln, Linn Co., KS. Children per Ancestry.com :

  1. Zilda Prentice, b. c. 1874, IA, and d. 13 Jul 1940 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. She m. Harrison Douglas OHaro on 12 Aug 1892 in Magnolia, Harrison Co., IA. He was b. 30 Jan 1869, Monroe City, Morgan Co., IN. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. Clarence OHara 1895 – 1957
    2. Vernard OHara 1897 – 1970
    3. Bert OHaro 1898 – 1940
    4. Edna OHaro 1902 – 1905
  2. Hugh Prentice, b. 5 May 1877, perhaps Pottawattamie IA, where he appears at age 3 in the 1880 census, and d. 3 Feb 1953 in Contra Costa Co., CA. 1910 and 1940 in Paola, Miami Co., KS. 1930 in Chanute, Neosho Co., KS. He m. Olive A., b. c. 1881, KS. Children:
    1. Grace Prentice, b. c. 1905, KS. 1910 at home. Not home in 1920 and perhaps deceased.
    2. Margaret Prentice, b. c. 1912, KS. 1920 and 1930 at home. 1940 not home.
  3. Paul R. Prentice, b. 1881, IA. 1920 in Lincoln, Linn Co., KS. 1930 Manhatten, Riley Co., KS. He m. Minne Pauline Minton. She was b. c. 1883, KS. Minne's mother, Almeda Menton (b. c. 1850, MO) was living with Paul and his family in the 1920 census in Lincoln, Linn Co., KS. Children per Ancestry.com :
    1. (son) Prentice.
    2. Doris Prentice, b. c. 1906, KS. Not in 1940 census by that name.
    3. Glen Prentice, b. c. 1908, KS. 1930 in La Cygne, Linn Co., KS. 1940 in Manhattan, Riley Co. KS. He m. Ethel Carlson between 1930 and 1940. She was, b. c. 1913, KS. No children shown in 1940 census. 1940 census her brother, Lloyd Carlson, was living with them.
    4. Joseph C. Prentice, b. c. 1913, KS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[7.4]
    5. Dale Clark Prentice, b. 24 Jul 1917 and d. 1 Mar 1990, Jackson, OR. He m. Jayne Haycock. She was b. 21 Nov 1920, Lake Co., CA, and d. 1 Apr 2000, Medford, Jackson Co., OR. She was the dau. of George Melvin Haycock (1884-1958) and Silvia Blanche Bell Alley (1887-1985).
    6. Edward T. Prentice, b. 1926, KS. 1930 at home in Manhatten, Riley Co., KS. He may be the Ted Prentice living in 1998 in TX mentioned as a brother in the obituary of Joseph C. Prentice, above
  4. Charles E. Prentice 1891 – 1958

7.2 Charles Leon Prentice, b. 24 Feb 1930 in Elmwood, Cass Co., NE, and d. 24 Mar 2001 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. His obituary reads as follows:

    Grand Island Independent, The (NE) - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 : Charles Prentice

    LEXINGTON -- Charles L. Prentice, 71 of Lexington died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Omaha. Mr. Prentice was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Elmwood to Fred and Mae (Reeder) Prentice.

    In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S

    . Army and served in the Korean War until being discharged in 1953.

    On May 17, 1953, he married Darleen Mingus in Dannebrog.

    He worked in Wolbach for many years before moving to the Broken Bow area. He then moved to Lexington where he worked at Nebraska By-Products for many years.

    Survivors include three sons, William Prentice of Lexington, Bob Prentice of Oconto and Charles Prentice of Broken Bow; five daughters, Dorothy Carter of Overton, Esther (Mrs. Delmar Jr.) Applegarth of Broken Bow, Connie (Mrs. Clyde) Applegarth of Cozad, Charlotte Prentice of Dumas, Ark., and Nellie (Mrs. Gene) Furrow of Gothenburg; 29 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Darleen; four sisters, Margret Halouska, Nellie Stevens, Opal Neilson and Wilma Greek; one brother, Kenny Prentice; and one great-grandson.

    Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell with military honors. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home. A memorial has been established.

He m.Darleen Mingus (1935-1977) on 7 May 1953 in Dannebrog, Howard Co., NE.

  1. William Prentice . 2001 in Lexington, NE
  2. Bob Prentice. 2001 in Oconto, NE.
  3. Charles Prentice. 2001 in Broken Bow, NE.
  4. Dorothy Prentice. She m. Mr. Carter. 2001 in Overton, NE.
  5. Esther Prentice. She m. Delmar Applegarth Jr. 2001 in Broken Bow, NE.
  6. Connie Prentice. She m. Clyde Applegarth. 2001 in Cozad, NE.
  7. Charlotte Prentice. 2001 in Dumas, AR.
  8. Nellie Prentice. She m. Gene Furrow. 2001 in Gothenburg, NE.

7.3 Kenneth Dale Prentice, b. 9 Apr 1932 in Wolbach, Greeley Co., NE, and d. 4 Aug 1999, Wolbach, Greeley Co., NE. His obituary reads as follows:

    Grand Island Independent, The (NE) - Thursday, August 5, 1999: Kenneth Prentice

    WOLBACH -- Kenneth D. Prentice, 67, of Wolbach died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at his home. Mr. Prentice was born on April 9, 1932, in Nance County to Fred and Mae (Reeder) Prentice. He attended country school near Belgrade and Belgrade High School. After his education, he worked for his brothers-in-law, Cy and Harold Greek. He entered the U.S. Army in 1952 and served in Germany and France. He was discharged in 1954. He then worked in Omaha for a short period of time. He enjoyed working on his lawn and garden. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Saddle Club and American Legion, all of Wolbach. He served on the Wolbach school board for eight years and on the Wolbach Fire Department and the Farmers Union board.

    He married Marilyn Bandt on Aug. 10, 1957, in Wolbach. They first lived west of Wolbach, where he again worked for Cy and Harold Greek. In the fall of 1958, they moved to a farm south of Wolbach, where they farmed until 1985. The couple moved into Wolbach in 1986. For the past 12 years, he had worked for Dinsdale Brothers at Palmer.

    Survivors include his wife; one son, Kevin of Aurora; one daughter, Daletta (Mrs. Mike) Nordhues of Grand Island; seven grandchildren; one brother, Charles Prentice of Lexington; and one sister, Wilma Greek of Greeley.

    He was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Hruska, Opal Nielsen and Nellie Stephenson.

    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Wolbach. The Rev. Ken West will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery at Wolbach with military rites by Ray Mapes Post 236 of Wolbach. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or the Wolbach EMTs. McIntyre-Jacobsen Funeral Home of Wolbach is in charge of arrangements.

He m. Marilyn Bandt on 10 Aug 1957 in Wolbach, Greeley Co., NE. Daughter of Kenneth and Marilyn:

  1. Daletta Prentice. She m. Mike Nordhues and in 1999 lived in of Grand Island, NE.

7.4 Joseph C. Prentice, b. c. 1913, KS, and d. 4 Feb 1998, Aurora, Arapahoe Co., CO. His obituary reads as follows:

    Rocky Mountain News (CO) - Friday, February 13, 1998: JOSEPH C. PRENTICE

    JOSEPH C. PRENTICE, 84, of Aurora died Feb. 4 1998. Services were Feb. 9, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Prentice was born March 13, 1913, in LaCygne, Kan. He married Abbie Mae Houts, 1939. He retired from the Army as a colonel.

    Survivors include his wife; daughters Sandra Sue Hollis of Colorado Springs, Judith Ann Glasier of Texas; brother Ted of Texas; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He m.Abbie Mae Houts in 1937. She was b. 10 Mar 1914, Gridley, KS, and d. 26 Nov 2006.

    Denver Post, The (CO) - Friday, December 15, 2006

    Abbie Mae Prentice. Daughter of Emma and George Houts born March 10, 1914 in Gridley, KS. Passed away November 26, 2006.

    Her twin Lucy Goheen preceded her in death in 1982.

    She met Joseph C. Prentice and they were wed in 1937. Their marriage lasted 61 years until Joseph's passing in 1998. Abbie Mae is survived by two daughters, Sandy Hollis and Judi Glasier; three grandchildren, Curt, Kevin, and Mariko; 5 great grandchildren, Chase, Aiden, Jonah, Duncan, and Jade.

    Memorial Service, Wednesday December 27, 2006, 11:00am, Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave at Parker Rd.

Children of Joeph and Abbie:

  1. Sandra Sue Prentice. She m. Mr. Hollis and in 1998 lived in Colorado Sprints, CO.
  2. Judith Ann Prentice. She m. Mr. Glasier and in 1998 lived in TX.

8. John Leroy[4] Prentice (James C., 4). Born, 12 May 1890, in IA[6]. Died May 1944. Burial in Oak Hill Cem., unk, Delaware, IA. Census: 1900, in Colesburg, Delaware, IA. Census: 1920, in Colesburg, Delaware, IA.

He married 12 Dec 1912 Anna Dell Reigel. Born 11 Apr 1891 in IA and d. 7 Jul 1975. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. She was the daughter of John Reigel and Martha Long.Census: 1920, in Colesburg, Delaware, IA. Son:

  1. Neil James [5] Prentice. Born 16 Apr 1918. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [12]

9. Charles Edgar Prentice. Born, 2 Aug 1873, Fairview, Corson Co., SD ("Dakota" per 1880 census) and d. 8 Aug 1938, Hasstings, Adams Co., NE, or Columbus, NE. The 1880 census in Honey Creek, Delaware Co., IA, shows him as b. c. 1884, "Dakota" with his father b. in NY and mother in PA (the microfilm original shows his mother as b. in PA, but incorrectly reversed it in her son's census line immediately below. With that correction, his parents' birth places correspond to those shown in #7, above). Carol Prentices email of 1 Nov 2013 says that after his parents divorce, Charles went to live with a family and the story is that the master was mean and beat Charles Edgar much of time. Lawton managed to get Marion Othello until he went back to live with his mother. Emma and Marion moved near Lawton in the early 1900s when he was married to his third wife, Maggie (Margaret) Young. They all lived in Sparta, Minnesota and all are buried there. Emma was married two other three other times and died with the last name of Jones. Charles had not seen his brother in over 30 years when they were reunited in Sparta. Lawton lived until 1940 and is buried in Sparta.

He married Gertrude Edna Williams. She was b. 16 Nov 1876 in Charlotte, Clinton Co., IA. Died, 11 Jan 1970, Columbus, Platte Co., NE. Dau. of Stephen A. Williams (1836-1916) and Elizabeth Jane Case (1838-1892). Children:

  1. Harold Everett Prentice, b. 20 Jun 1897, IA. He is shown in the SSDI as b. 20 Jun 1897 who obtained his SS card in Colorado, and who d. 14 Jun 1976 in Freedom, Waldo, ME. Math teacher in Kansas for many years. In the summers he would ride his Indian motorcycle, with a side car, around primarily Colorado and Wyoming taking photos. He would usually come to see his mother, who lived with us, in Columbus, Nebraska, at the beginning and the end of the summer trips. In the early 1950’s he married Joyce Abbott whom he had met on a trip to Maine to see the Atlantic ocean (per Evelyn Prentice Sweetser, email 20 Mar 2004).
  2. Doland Edgar P4entice, b. 25 Jan 1900 and d.2 months later on 23 Mar 1900.
  3. Doris Gertrude Prentice, b. 19 Jul 1901, IA, and d. 27 Jan 1921, Sheldon, O'Brien Co., IA, age 19+. She m Jack McCurdy in 1920. Perhaps d. in childbirth.
  4. Charles Walter "Walter" Prentice, b. 15 Jul 1906 in Newell, Buena Vista Co., IA and d. 25 Nov 1985, Columbus, Platte Co., NE (per Evelyn Prentice Sweetser, email 20 Mar 2004). He graduated from high school in Sheldon, Iowa. Walter was the Assistant Treasurer of Consumers Public Power District in Nebraska for many years. He married Marian Reeder in June 1938 in Columbus, NE. She d. Jul 2009 in NE per Victor Prentice, email, 27 Apr 2010. They had five children (per Evelyn Prentice Sweetser, email 20 Mar 2004):
    1. Ann Prentice
    2. Evelyn Prentice. She m. Mr. Sweetser and have have Sweetserenity B&B in Randolph, Vermont. www.sweetserenitybb.com.
    3. Charles Walter Prentice Jr. Living in OH in 2010 per Victor Prentice, email, 28 Apr 2010.
    4. George Prentice.
    5. James "Jim" Prentice.

10. Marion Orthelo Prentice. Born, 6 Nov 1876, in Delaware, IA and d. 3 Oct 1951, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI. Buried at Mt. Hope, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI.

He does not appear in the 1880 or 1900 census. He appears in the 1910 census in Elvira, Buffalo Co., SD, and lists the birth places of his parents as "Unknown." 1920 census in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, and lists his father as b. in "United States" and mother as "Pennsylvania." 1930 census in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, and lists his father as b. in IA and mother in Pennsylvania.

He m. Florence Estella Balch on 3 Feb 1902, Siblery, Osceola Co., IA. She was b. 9 Nov 1886 (per Nancy Ehler's email of 20 Oct 2001) or 9 Nov 1884, Oxford, Henry Co., IL per Ancestry.com . Bur. Webster, Burnett Co., WI. She m. Emil A. Westmore. He was b. 14 Jul 1900, St. Croix, WI, and d. 11 Feb 1963, Hennepin, MN.

Victor Prentice's email of 5 Jun 2003 says she was in upholstery in Sparta, and made a couple of violins, one of which in in Victor Prentice's possion; it is made of pine and signed and dated 1896. She was the dau. of Fayette/Lafayett Balch (1855-1892) and Florence E. Marlin or Flora Emma Martin (1864-1925). Children:

  1. Madeline/Madalina Mae Prentice, b. 1 Dec 1903, Sheldon, O'Brian Co., IA, and d. 19 Nov 1971, in Janesville, Rock Co., WI. (per Victor Prentice, email, 5 & 21 Jun 2003). Census: 1920, in Sparta, Monroe, Co., WI.
  2. Bertha Bernice Prentice, b. 4 Sep 1906, Gann Valley, Buffalo Co., SD and d. 18 Oct 1989 in Janesville, Rock Co., WI. She m. Cyrus Asa McCumber. He was b. 5 Jan 1894, Forestburg, Sanborn, SD, and d. 3 Jun 1978, Janesville, Rock Co., WI. Son of William Riley McCumber (1859-1928) and Martha Armina Hohn (1861-1917). Census: 1920 in Sparta, Monroe, WI (per Victor Prentice, above).
  3. Merold OBuffalo Co., scar Prentice, b. 1 Jan 1908, Gann Valley, SD and d. 24 May 1963 in Zion, Lake Co., IL. Census: 1920, in Sparta, Monroe, MI.
  4. Mildred Alena Prentice, b. 15 Apr 1910, Gann Valley, Buffalo Co., SD and d. 7 Feb 1996, Janesville,Rock Co., WI (per Victor Prentice, above). Census: 1920, in Sparta, Monroe, WI. She m. Ferd Powell and had a son (per Victor Prentice, email, 9 & 13 Jun 2003):
    1. Gerald Powell. He m. Vicki.
  5. Myron Leroy Prentice. Born 1 Jan or 20 Apr 1912, LaPorte, , Houston Co., MN and d. 21 Oct 1982 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Census: 1920, in Sparta, Monroe, WI (per Victor Prentice, above). He m. Nancy Elna Platt, b. 9 Jul 1920, KS, and d. Oct 1985, Omaha,Douglas Co., NE. Children (per Nancy Ehlers, 20 Oct 2001):
    1. Nancy Prentice, b. 10 Oct 1950. She m. Dan Ehlers.
    2. Curtis Roy Prentice, b. 15 Aug 1948. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [10.5]
    3. Elaine Elizabeth Prentice, b. 20 Jan 1956. She m. Dan Cubrich.
  6. Harvey Hanson Prentice, b. 16 Aug 1914, LaPorte, Hubbard Co., MN and d. 18 Nov 1978, in Janesville, Rock Co., WI. Census: 1920, in Sparta, Monroe, WI. He m. Doris Ellen, b. 2 Jul 1926, and d. 29 Jan 1997, Janesville, Rock Co., Wi. Children:
    1. Judy Prentice, b. 1 Aug 1947.
    2. James Alan Prentice, b. 27 Oct 1958.
    3. Robert William Prentice, b. 25 Jun 1965 (stillborn).
  7. Vernetta Lillian Prentice, aka "Tommy," b. 25 Mar 1917, Sparta or Farmers Valley, WI, and d. 13 May 2008, Kenosha, Kenosh Co., IW. Bur. in Antigo area next to her husband, Percy Wickersheim (per Victor Prentice, above and email, 1 Apr 2010). Census: 1920, in Sparta, Monroe, WI. She is the only child living in 2002. Vernette m. Percy Heller Wickersheim on 4 Sep 1937. He was b. 23 Apr 1913, Elton, Langlade, WI, and d. 15 Feb 1962, Waukegan, Lake Co., IL. He was the son of John G. Wickersheim (1872-1956) and Lillian "Mae" Johnson (1881-1954). Children (per Victor Prentice, email, 9 Jun 2003):
    1. Terry Wickersheim.
    2. William/Bill Wickersheim.
    3. Beverly Wickersheim.
  8. Lewis Ward Prentice, b. 18 May 1920, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI and d. 25 Dec 1997, at 22209 Woodlawn Ave., Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL 34601[8]. He served as a PFC in the US Army in WW II and is bur. at Sec. 14, Site 1814, Ft. Mitchell Natl. Cem., Ft. Mitchell, AL. His obituary reads as follows (note that it mentions a son, Dr. Larry O'Neal, and a daughter, Carolyn McCarley who may be step-children of his 1st or 2nd wife):

      St. Petersburg Times (FL) - Saturday, December 27, 1997: PRENTICE, LEWIS W.

      PRENTICE, LEWIS W., 77, of Brooksville, died Thursday (Dec. 25, 1997) at home. Born in Sparta, Wis., he came here 13 years ago from Zion, Ill. He was a retired salesman and a Protestant. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Maureen; two sons, Dr. Larry O'Neal, Kansas City, Kan., and Victor, Arkansas; a daughter, Carolyn McCarley, Mississippi; two sisters, Mildred Powell and Vernetta Wickershime; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

    He married, first, Marry Beard on 30 Jul 1945, Salisbury, Wiltshire. She was b. 10 Sep 1922 and d. and d. 14 May 2000. Son:

    1. Victor Prentice [6 & 9]. Resided, 1998, in HC 74 Bx 410-3, Mountain View, AR 72580. Victor Prentice informs us that he is the Metropolitan Archbishop [Primate (AKA Presiding Bishop)] of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church in North American, Inc. The link at Archbishop Victor Prentice shows additional information about him and his church.

    Lewis married, second, Maurine. Son of Marry or Maurine:

  9. Vern Allen Prentice, b. 20 May 1925, Sparta, Monroe Co., WI and d. 16 Apr 1990 Janesville, Rock Co., Wi (per Victor Prentice, above). He m. Beverly Koch. Children (per Victor Prentice, email, 9 Jun 2003):
    1. Delma Prentice. Deceased by 2003 and bur. in Arlington National Cemetery.
    2. Marvin Prentice.
    3. Robin Prentice. (female)
    4. Gerald Prentice.
    5. Bradley Prentice.

10.5 Curtis Roy Prentice, b. 18 Aug 1948 and d. 12 Mar 2013. H is obituary reads as follows:

    Curtis R. Prentice: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Omaha World-Herald (NE) - Friday, March 15, 2013.

    Curtis R. Prentice, Aug 18, 1948 - Mar 12, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Myron and Nancy "Elna" Prentice. Survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Dan Ehlers, Elaine and Dan Cubrich; nephew, Christopher Ehlers (Joanna); niece, Marnie Butler (Chad); 7 grandnieces and grandnephews.

    The family will receive friends Thursday, 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Friday, 11am, West Center Chapel. PRIVATE INTERMENT, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN. DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL, 78th & West Center 402-391-3900

11. Charles C. Prentice, born 30 Nov 1889 at Anita, Cass Co., IA ( or Oneida, Delaware Co., IA) and d. 17/27 Mar 1974, Clarkson/Clarkston, Asotin Cio., WA. The 1900 Anita, Cass, IA census shows him living with his uncle, Henry Lee. Eugene Prentice's email of 26 May 2004 provides the following additional information about Charles:

    When Charles was about 12 Years old his mother Lucy took sick and he went to live with his uncle, Jim Lees In California. When he moved west he was one of the youngest of the children. He possibly had 3 or 4 siblings at that time. They may have been placed in an orphanage. Charles \ had no contact with his family after he went out west. Sometime after that he moved to Eastern WA., to live with his Aunt Fannie, (Lucy sister) and Uncle Charley Brown. When asked about his middle name, Charles said he knew it started with a "C" But did not know what it stood for.

    Charles was living in Fishtrap, WA at the age of 12 where he worked on a dairy farm in the Fishtrap area as a youth. In 1912 he married Maude Ham in Spokane, WA. In 1922 the family moved to Loon Lake, WA, where he worked in the woods as a logger. In 1924 the family moved to Worley, ID, where he farmed and worked in the grain mills in Worley, until his retirement in 1955. After his retirement they moved to Clarkston, WA, where their daughter, Zelna, was living. Their oldest son, Bernand, moved with them to Clarkston.

    Charles and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1962 at the Grange Hall in Tyler, WA.

Charles married Maude Ellen Ham on 15 May 1912 in Spokane WA, daughter of Fred Ham and Addie Ingerham. She was born 17 Mar 1894 in Walla Walla, WA, and died 12 Oct 1965 in Clarkson, WA. Their children are:

  1. Bernard Eugene Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1912 at Fishtrap, WA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [11.1]
  2. Charles Maynard "Maynard" Prentice, b. 20 Dec 1915 at Fishtrap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [14]
  3. Leonard Fredrick Prentice, b. 25 Jul 1917 at Fishtrap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [15]
  4. Zelna Prentice, b. 27 Jan 1920 at Fishtrap, Lincoln Co., WA, and d. 13 Sep 2009, Post Falls, Kootenai Co., ID. She m. Leo Charles Wilhelm on 8 Oct 1941, Post Fall, ID. Leo was b. 29 Oct 1915, Regent, ND and d. 10 Mar 1976, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA. Leo is bur. St. Joseph's Cemetery ,Trentwood, WA.
  5. Carol Prentice, b. 17 Dec. 1923 at Rosaha, Whitman, WA. Living in 2004. . . . . . [16]

11.1 Bernard Eugene Prentice, b. 24 Nov 1912 at Fishtrap, Lincoln, WA and d. 16 Oct 1979 in Clarkston, Asotin Co., WA. Bernard is bur. Vineland Cemetrey, Clarkson, WA.

He m. 1st Evnic Snelson on 25 Oct 1965, Cashmere, WA She was b. 24 Nov 1912, Mansville, WA and d. 29 Sep 2001, Coeur d'Alene ID.

Bernard m. 2nd, as her 2nd husband, Eunice Dunham in 1965 in CA. Apparently they had no children. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Idaho Spokesman-Review (Coeur d'Alene, ID) — Tuesday, October 2, 2001:

    Eunice Dunham Prentice was born in Mansfield, Wash., died Saturday.

    She grew up in rural Deer Park and in 1931 married Bert Dunham. They lived in Deer Park for many years before their marriage ended. She then moved to California in 1957. Mrs. Prentice enjoyed crocheting and had received five blue ribbons and one red ribbon for her afghan entries at the North Idaho Fair. She also sold many of her yarn creations.

    She m. Bernard Prentice in 1965 in California. The couple lived in Clarkston, Wash. He died in 1979, and she moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1981.

    Survivors include two daughters, Lois Huber of Coeur d'Alene and Faye Ward of Loon Lake, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Randy, Mike, Craig, Rick, Dan, Doug, Terry, Andy and Teresa; 34 great-grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

    Visitation for Eunice Dunham Prentice, 86, will be Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d'Alene. Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene.

12 Neil James Prentice, b. 16 Apr 1918, d. 15 Mar 2000 and bur. Oak Hill Cemetery , Colesburg, IA. In 1996 he lived in Colesburg, Delaware, IA. Census: 1920, in Colesburg, Delaware, IA. Neil James Prentice and his wife did not have any children (per Charlene Barnhart, email, 2 Oct 2002). Neil was an only child and did not have any siblings. (Steve and Linda Moritz,email, 5 Oct 2002) By email of 8 Feb 2003, Steve and Linda Moritz provided the following biographical sketch for Neil:

    Neil attended school in Colesburg and graduated from there in 1935. He joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and proudly served his country in WW II in the 73rd Ordinance Company. He was honorably discharged in Nov. 1945 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

    Following the was, Neil worked for the McDonald-Douglas Airplane Factory in Minneapolis, MN. In the early 1950's he returned home and purchased the Shell Station He was united in marriage in 1956 to Jean (Brown) Moritz of Colesburg. They were wed in Waterloo, Iowa. With this union Neil inherited three step-children, Neil, Steve and Linda Moritz. The new family led to a change in occupation for Neil. He left the station and purchased a local plumbing/heating and hardware business. Neil continued the plumbing/heating business until he retired in 1980.

    Neil was always active in his community, having been one of the oldest member of his church, one of the founders of the Lone Pine Golf and Country Club and the Golf View Apartments. He was an active member of the Colesburg Fire Department for many years and served on the City Council as well. Neil was also a long time member of the Colesburg Commercial Club. He belonged to the Masonic Order of Masons in Colesburg and an active member of the American Legion Post.

    He was instrumental in organizing the Bell Committee Project of the Zion, Immanuel and First United Methodist Church, and in the building of the Bell Tower located at the church in Colesburg. Neil and several other retirees founded the F-Troop. The F-Troop donated their time and talents for many different projects in the community (they helped clean up and beautify a couple of rural cemeteries, planted trees and shrubs on the road leading in to town, helped older people with household clean-up if they needed it, etc.)

    Neil and his family and friends enjoyed many wonderful times on the Mississippi River in Guttenberg. Neil actually built two residences on Able Island Guttenberg. The second cabin that he built was done at the age of 77. He also built a boat in the early 50's that he had to revamp after he married Jean to accommodate the growth of his family.

    Neil always had time for anyone regardless of what he was doing for himself. One thing that stood out about him was that he always listened and then gave much thought to the matter before he would respond to a question or inquiry. He also would not give advice until unless asked for it and then it was done with much thought. He truly was a wonderful father-in-law, husband, father, grandfather, civic leader, etc and is terrible missed.

Neil married, as her 2nd husband, Jean BrownShe was b. c. 1924 and d. 27 Jan 2010, Edgewood Convalescent Home, Colesburg. She was the daughter of Earl Brown and Elsie Barton. Jean was previously m. to Alan William Moritz who was killed in a car accident. Jean had 3 children by her prior marriage: Neil Moritz, Steve Moritz and Linda Moritz. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Jean Sula Prentice: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
    Gazette, The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA) - January 28, 2010
    Deceased Name: Jean Sula Prentice

    Jean Sula Prentice, 86, of Colesburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Colesburg with Rev. Allen Craft officiating. Inurnment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg.

    Survivors include her children, Neil (Mary) Moritz of Humboldt, Steve (Linda) Moritz of Edgewood and Linda (Ted) Bush of Manchester; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Howard Rentschler of Edgewood and Malin Schultz of Monona.

    Jean was preceded in death by her husbands, Alan Moritz and Neil Prentice; her parents; one sister, Marie Rentschler; and one great-granddaughter, Lydia Rose Moritz.

    Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard- mullerfh.com. Memorial may be directed to Oak Hill Cemetery.

13. (omitted)

14. Charles Maynard "Maynard" Prentice, b. 20 Dec 1916 at Fishtrap, Lincoln, WA and d. 18 May 1972. Charles Maynard was a lumberjack and was a farmer most of his life. He liked horses and was a 4-H Leader for many years.. He is bur. Pioneer Memorial Gardens, Moses Lake, WA.

He married Edith Shirley Olmsted on 2 Sep 1939 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. She was the dau. of Clifford Olmested and Lois Fisher and was b. 11 Jun 1921 in Plummer, ID.

    Her obituary reads as follows: Edith S. Prentice Shelton. Posted: Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 - 04:02:50 pm PST Columbia Basin Herald. Moses Lake, Washington.

    Edith Shelton, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23. She was born June 11, 1921 in Plummer, Idaho, to Clifford and Lois Olmsted. The family moved to Worley, Idaho where Edith graduated from high school in 1939.

    Edith married C. Maynard Prentice on Sept. 2, 1939 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They lived in the Worley area until moving to Moses Lake in 1946. She worked in fresh pack potato sheds until 1966 when she began working at Basic American Foods until her retirement in 1981. Edith and her husband were 4-H leaders for 10 years and touched the lives of many young people. Edith was a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church and active in the local AARP. Maynard passed away in 1972.

    Edith married Darrell Shelton in 1975 [3 years after her first husband, Charles Maynard Prentice d. in 1972]. Darrell died in a car accident in 1980.

    Edith is survived by her sons, Eugene and Ray Prentice; her grandchildren, Sena Carlie, Kevin Prentice, Melissa Roeder, Mark Prentice, Shawn Prentice, Steve Prentice, Nathaniel Gregg and Miriam Gregg; eight great-grandchildren and numerous step-children, nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers and sisters, and granddaughter, Teresa Prentice.

    Her love and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 26, at Chapel of Memories with Pastor Deverett Butrick of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Moses Lake officiating. Interment will follow in Pioneer Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are in care of Kayser's Chapel and Crematory. There will be a public viewing at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children (per Eugene Prentice, email, 11 Mar 2002 and 26 May 2004):

  1. Maynard Eugene "Eugene" Prentice, b. 19 Sep 1943, Coeur d'Alene, ID. . . . . . . . . . . [17]
  2. Ray Wesley Prentice, b. 5 Sep 1945, St Maries, ID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [18]

15. Leonard Fredrick Prentice, b. 25 Jul 1918 at Fishtrap, WA and d. 24 Nov 1990, Cheney, WA.

Leonard m. Mildred JoAnn Tilla on 16 Sep 1939, perhaps in Worley, ID. She was the dau. of James Tilla and Lillan Lafleur and was b. 21 Oct 1922 in Ford, Idaho. Mildred d. 20 Aug 20, 1986 in Cheney, WA. Both are bur in Spokane Memorial Park, Spokane WA. She was a tribal judge on the reservation of the CDA Tribe of Indians in Idaho (per Alexandria Prentice, email, 22 Sep 2008). For a brief history of the Coeur d'Alene Indians, see Wikipedia: Coeur d'Alene Tribe .

Children of Leonard Prentice and Mildred Tilla are:

  1. Charles Fredrick Prentice, b. 1 Feb 1940, Coeur d'Alene ID. He married 1st. Bevery Clark who was b. 10 May 1943 and d. 31 Jun 1970 Cheney, WA. She is bur. Spokane Mem. Park, Spokane, WA. Daughter:
    1. Brenda Maude Prentice, b. 9 Jun 1962.
    Charles m. 2nd Carol Gaunt.
  2. Barbara JoAnn Prentice, b. 13 Feb 1942, Coeur d'Alene ID. She m. Richard Lynn Corwin on 22 Apr 1961 in Coeur d'Alene ID. He was born 23 Aug 1939 in Grand Island, NE. 2012 Grrand Island, NE. Children:
    1. Keith Daniel Corwin, b. 16 Feb 1962.
    2. Eric Alan Corwin, b. 18 Oct 1967.
  3. James Leonard Prentice, b. 24 Mar 1947. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [15.1]
  4. Mary Ellen Prentice, b. 19 Feb 1945, Coeur d'Alene ID and d. 28 Jul 2001, Sprague, WA. She m. Steven Ford. Died in a house fire. Daughter:
    1. Saundra JoAnn Ford, b. 23 Nov 1965.
  5. Rick Adwin Prentice, b. 17 Jan 1955, Spokane, WA. 2012 Spokane, WA. He has 1 or more children, including:
    1. Alexandria Prentice per her email of 22 Sep 2008.
  6. Diane Prentice. She m. Mr. Keogh.

15.1 James Leonard Prentice, b. 24 Mar 1947 in Seattle, WA, and d. 12 May 2012, Sprague, WA. His obituary reads as follows:

    PRENTICE,: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice, Spokesman-Review, The (Spokane, WA) - Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

    James Leonard Prentice: Jim was born March 24, 1947 and passed away May 12, 2012 from complications of diabetes. He was born in Seattle, WA to Leonard and Mildred Prentice.

    The family moved to Cheney when he was five where he spent his growing years, graduating from Cheney High School's Class of 1965.

    He married Ann (Coppay) Prentice on October 22, 1966.

    He is survived by his wife Ann at their home in Sprague; brother Charles (Carol) of Cheney; his sister Barbara (Rich) Corwin of Grand Island, NE; brother Rick Prentice of Spokane; aunt Carol Jean Bengston; cousins Vern, Jerry and Linda Bengston of Spokane; cousins Ray and Gene Prentice of Moses Lake; nieces Brenda, Shelley, Barbara, Alex; nephew Mathew. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; son B.J. and daughter Jami; sisters Mary Ford and Diane Keogh.

    He put a lot of living into his short time here. He was a good friend, good husband, good mechanic, loved the country life raising his own beef and hogs, making his own hams and bacon, enjoyed reminiscing about his years of stock car racing, his numerous lifelong friends and his many deer and elk hunting adventures. He was just "darned near" larger than life and will be sorely missed. Funeral Service 11AM Saturday May 19, 2012 at Heritage Chapel.

He m. Ann L Coppay on 22 Oct 1966. Living in 2012 in Sprague, WAChildren:

  1. Jami Lynn Prentice, b. 24 May 1967 and d. 8 Oct 1983, Sprague, WA.
  2. B J Prentice. Died before 2012.

16. Carol Jean Prentice, b. 17 Dec. 1923 at Rosaha, Whitman, WA, and d. 25 Jun 2013, Post Falls, age 89. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Carol Jean Bengtson (Prentice), 89: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Coeur d'Alene Press, The (ID) - Friday, July 5, 2013.

    Carol Jean Bengtson (Prentice) passed away June 25, 2013, at her home in Post Falls. She was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Rosalia, Wash., to Charles and Maude Prentice.

    She grew up on a farm in Worley, attended school in Worley and married Fred Bengtson in Coeur d'Alene on July 19, 1941. She and Fred farmed land in Worley and Plummer before moving to Post Falls in 1949. She attended Community Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and belonged to the women's association. She was a past member of TOPS Club in Post Falls.

    She leaves two sons, Vernon Bengtson and wife Judy of Post Falls, and Jerry Bengtson and wife Maureenia of Coeur d'Alene; daughter Linda Bengtson of Post Falls; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.

    Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Community Presbyterian Church in Post Falls, with Pastor Doug Waltar officiating. Reception will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church Building Fund. Please sign her online memorial at www.belltowerfuneralhome.com.

She m. Fred Vern Bengtson on 14 Jul 1941 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He was born 18 Apr 1912 in Sebeka, MN, and d. 9 Jun 1996 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He is bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Post Falls, ID. Children:

  1. Vern on LeRoy Bengtson, b. 9 Aug 1945, Coeur d'Alene, ID. He m.Judith Elaine Radke on 3 Feb 1968 in Post Fall ID. She was bb. 6 Nov 1945 in Joliet, OL. Children:
    1. Jeffery Allen Bengtson, b. 24 Kim 1970. He m. Carrie Michellie Wells on 25 Jul 1998 in Spokane, WA. She was b. 10 Nov 1971. Daughter:
      1. Geneva Jameson Bengtson, b. 21 May 2002, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
    2. Mark Benjamin Bengtson, b. 20 Jun 1972, Coeur d'Alene, ID. He m. Jennfer Ann Cowper on 24 Jul 1999 in Mission Viejo, CA. She was b. 9 Nov 1970. Son:
      1. Dyian Benjamin Bengtson, b. 7 Jul 2002.
  2. Linda Louise Bengtson, b. 6 Feb 1948, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
  3. Jerry Dennis Bengtson, b. 17 Nov 1949, Coeur d'Alene, ID. He m. Maureenia Lynn Stockon on 29 Dec 1969 in Coeur d'Alene ID. She was b. 17 Dec 1950 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Children:
    1. Aaron Dane Bengtson, b. 9 Jun 1974, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
    2. Haley Michellie Bengtson, b. 21 Dec 1985, Coeur d'Alene ID. She m. Christopher Fisher on 22 Apr 2003 in Greenacres, WA. Son:
      1. Tobiason James Fisher, b. 16 Apr 2002, Coeur d'Alene, ID.

17. Maynard Eugene "Eugene" Prentice, b. 19 Sep 1943, Coeur d'Alene, ID. He married Geraldine Wanita Oblisk on 5 Jul 1969 in Wi Ne Me Christian Church, Cloverdale, OR. She was the dau of Gerald Oblisk and Phoebe Lenhart and was b. 7 Aug 1946 in Oregon City, OR. Children:

  1. Mark Eugene Prentice, b. 30 Oct 1973, Moses Lake, WA. He m. Melody Cook on 11 May 2003, Ephrata, WA.
  2. Shawn Michael Prentice, b. 30 Oct 1976, Sunneyside, WA. He m. Kim Lenae Higgins on 21 May 2002, Las Vegas, NV. She was b. 9 Oct 1979, Baker City, OR. No longer married.
  3. Steven Charles Prentice, b. 22 Jun 1978, Moses Lake, WA. He m. Nicole Marie Dano on 12 Aug 2000 in Ephrata, WA. She was the dau. of Garth Dano and was b. 11 Jul 1979 in Spokane, WA. Children:
    1. Paxton Jarrod Prentice, b. 2 Apr 2002.
    2. Ella Marie Prentice, b. 3 Dec 2003, Moses Lake, WA.

18. Ray Wesley Prentice, b. 5 Sep 1945, St Maries, ID. He m. 1st Cheryl Fay Little c. 1965 and again on 21 Jun 1969 in Moses Lake, WA. She was the dau. of Evertt Little and Marry Massengale and was b. 4 Mar 1948 in Brusale, CO. Children of Ray Prentice and Cheryl Little are:

  1. Sena Ann Prentice, b. 19 Apr 1966. She m. Mr. Carlie.
  2. Teresa Fay Prentice, b. 3 Jun 1970, Moses Lake, WA and d. same day.
  3. Kevin Prentice, b. 10 Feb 1971. He m. Allison in Moses Lake, WA. Daughter:
    1. Emily Jane Prentice, b. 18 Feb 2002.
  4. Melissa Prentice, b. 12 Jul 1975. She m. Mr. Roeder.
Ray m, 2nd Allision Bergstrom. She was b. 20 Jan 1952.

  [1] Lewis Prentice, 5 Oct 1996.
  [2] Lewis Prentice, 24 Sep 1996.
  [3] See John Leroy Prentice reference.
  [4] Could be 1844-50.
  [5] Daughter, Marion, born 1876 in Iowa.
  [6] Rootsweb.com/, archives/ia/del.
  [7] Surname based on mother living with her in the 1920 census.
  [8] Rev. Victor Prentice, 21 Nov 1998.
  [9] Victor Prentice informs us that he is the Most Rev. Victor Prentice, 	
	Primate of Am. Orth. Ch.


    Fn. 1. A news item in the Manchester Press of 15 May 1930 said that his son, James, was celebrating his 82nd birthday and that he had lived in the country 78 years. That would make his immigration c. 1852.

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