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Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 4:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Prescott
Hi: I am trying to obtain information on my Grandfather (whom I never got to meet). My mother's birth certificate indicates he was born in Albion, but a 2nd cousin of mine did extensive family research years ago and posted that my grandfather was born in Prescott City, MI. His name is Howard E. Prescott. He was born in 1902. He died in Lansing, MI in 1969. Does anyone know whether Prescott, MI was founded by my great Grandfather, Arthur H. Prescott? Also, does anyone know whether the Prescott's were Native Americans, and if they were what Tribe and band were they from? I can be contacted at debtay86@hotmail.com or at 517-543-4843.

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 1:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Oct 2012 1:43PM GMT
Surnames: Prescott
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


1900 - ALL FANILY MEMBERS ARE LISTED AS WHITE
Name: Arthur Prescott
[Arthur H Prescott]
Age: 31
Birth Date: Dec 1868
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1900: Mendon, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Jennie Prescott
Marriage Year: 1892
Years Married: 8
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Occupation:

Arthur Prescott 31, 12/68 MI - day labor
Jennie Prescott 33, 1/67 MI
Arthur J Prescott 6, 2/94 MI
Leeotis Prescott 3, 12/96 MI [Lee Otis]
Floyd Prescott 9m, 8/99 MI


1910 - ALL family members are listed as white
Name: Howard E Prescott
Age in 1910: 8
Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: Aurelius, Ingham, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Arthur H Prescott
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's name: Jennie Prescott
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan

Arthur H Prescott 42, MI - day laborer, father b. NY & mother b. MI
Jennie Prescott 43, MI - married 19 yrs, 6 children
Arthur I Prescott 16, MI
Lee O Prescott 14, MI
Floyd W Prescott 10, MI
Howard E Prescott 8, MI
Hattie S Prescott 6, MI
Grover S Prescott 4, MI



death record -
Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911
Name: Arther H Prescott
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Eaton, Michigan
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1868
Father's Name: Joseph Prescott
Mother's name: Harriet

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 3:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Prescott, Greenlee, Turner
Hi Thomas: Thanks for the quick response and the info. Are you associated with Prescott, MI, or just a history buff? I just started researching my family history a few weeks ago. I did notice that the Censuses listed the Prescott's as white. Do you know whether the censuses listed Native American or American Indian as a choice for race? Also, do you know whether Indians might not want to disclose their race for fear of discrimination or something else?

My 2nd cousin, whom I mentioned in my previous post said that his family knew that my grandfather was married twice and had 4 or 5 children by his first wife, but he was unable to find that information and his family didn't know what became of the first wife and children. Do you know how I would go about obtaining that information?

On another note, I am also trying to find out the date of my grandmother's death. Her name was Iva E. Greenlee, and she was born in 1912 in Cadillac, MI. She lived in Lansing, MI when my Mother, Lillian Prescott, was born in 1937. My grandparents divorced sometime before 1941, when Iva married Oba Turner. I searched under both of her last names on Ancestry.com (I had signed up for the 14-day free trial, but that has now expired), but was unable to find her date of death. I am also interested to find out where she lived when she died, and whether she died in a car accident around the year 1944, as my mother had told me. I think that her story may not be accurate.

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 4:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Oct 2012 1:55PM GMT
Surnames: Greenlee, Cliffe, Prescott, Montgomery, Bonnette, Smith, Turner
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

1910 -
Name: Elmer Greenlee
Age in 1910: 30
Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: Cadillac Ward 1, Wexford, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Ella Greenlee
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

Elmer Greenlee 30, MI
Ella Greenlee 18, MI - married 2 yr
Liliebell Greenlee 10m, MI



1920 -
Name: Iva Grenlee
[Iva Greenlee]
[Iva Granlee]
[Iva Trenter]
Age: 8
Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1920: Lansing Ward 3, Ingham, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Elmer Grenlee
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's name: Ella Grenlee
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Elmer Grenlee 40, MI - hammer man @ auto plant
Ella Grenlee 29, MI
Lillian Grenlee 10, MI
Iva Grenlee 8, MI
Cleo Grenlee 6, MI
Earl Greenlee 1, MI

1930 -
Name: Iva Greenlee
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Home in 1930: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law
Father's Birthplace: Michigan
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Occupation:

Floyd Cliffe 36, MI - Age at first marriage: 21
Parents' birthplace: MI/MI
Lilliebelle Cliffe 20, MI - Age at first marriage: 18
Parents' birthplace: MI/MI
Iva Greenlee 18, MI


1940 -
Name: Lillian M Prescott
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1938
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Stepdaughter
Home in 1940: Meridian, Ingham, Michigan
Sheet Number: 61A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 529

Ruth Montgomery 64, MI - widow
Thelma Flower 31, Canada - losted as lodger
Mary A Prescott 3, Mi - s/dau
Lillian M Prescott 2, MI - s/dau
Betty Turner 1, Mi - listed as dau??
Thomas Bonnette 10, MI
Shirely M Bonnette 4, MI
Maxin Smith 17, MI
Roberta Smith 12, MI

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
Name: Oba Turner
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1923
Street Address: 517 S Clemens av
Residence Place: Lansing, Michigan
Occupation: Wks
Spouse: Goldie Turner
Publication Title: Lansing, Michigan, City Directory, 1923


WHO did Lillian marry??
Need 1st & last name.
Do you have her death date???????

WHO are her parents??

NOTE = = = =
DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.

TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic
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http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/


Try Vital Records – Birth, Marriage, & Death, Social Security Info. – FREE ALL STATES
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Census records listed as INDIAN if they lived on a reservation or lived in a highly populated area of Indians.

Need 1st & last names for your g/parents + DOB's + birthplaces.

FREE online death records for Mich seem to stop at 1920.


Seems many many ppl are beginning to claim Indian heritage thru family stories. All are usually unfounded.

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Prescott
Sent an email about Prescott founder/ the Prescott family to your email.

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 20 Jul 2013 8:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2013 2:44PM GMT
I hope you are clicking on the member connect option that is also available for non members. It is very helpful. Also Findagrave.com has a lot of info.

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 20 Jul 2013 8:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Jul 2013 2:45PM GMT
Surnames: Prescott
Hi disbrowjaimel: Not sure which of my messages you are replying to. I was able to find some info. on the Prescott family, and did find out where Howard Prescott (my grandfather)was buried. I also found out that the Prescott's I am related to were not from Prescott, MI, and were not American Indian.

Re: Prescott Family members from Prescott, MI

Posted: 22 Jul 2013 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
oh ok. good luck in your continued search. I have found the member connect option of each profile very helpful :)
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