Obit: Prentice, Andrew W. (1839 - 1917)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 05/31/1917

Prentice, Andrew W. (27 MAY 1839 - 25 MAY 1917)

The body of Andrew W. Prentice, who died at the Veterans' Home near Waupaca last Friday, arrived here Sunday forenoon for burial. Bright's disease was the cause of his death.

Andrew Prentice was born in the state of New York May 27, 1839, therefore would have been 78 years of age on the day of his funeral. He came to Marathon Co., Wis. in 1875 and took up a 160-acre farm in the town of Frankfort. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ehle, who died in the spring of 1885. Three children were born to them, Charles, now living in the state of Washington; Robert of Milan, Wis.; and Kate (Mrs. James Chapman) deceased. Mr. Prentice, besides being one of the earliest pioneers who braved the wilderness and gave this section a start toward development, was a tried and true veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. H. 14th Wis. Vol. Inf. In Sept. 1861, and received an honorable discharge when his term expired in January 1865.

Mr. Prentice had been a resident of this vicinity from the time he first came here until he went to live at the Veteran's home on account of failing health about four years ago. He was well known here and not a few will regret to learn of the death of a good citizen and soldier, which he was.

The funeral was held Sunday from the M. E. Church in this city (Colby, Wis.), conducted by Rev. H. C. Hall, and was largely attended. Burial was made in the Colby Cemetery.

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