Isaac Henry Prentice

Mason County Democrat, May 13, 1932

Isaac Henry Prentice, son of Berry and Margaret Prentice, was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, February 4, 1862 and passed away at his home near Snicarte, May 4, 1932 at the age of 70 years, 3 months.

At an early age he came to Snicarte where he spent the remainder of his life. On August 19, 1915, he was united in marriage to Rosa Wright and to this union seven children were born, two dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife and the following children, Emery, William, Junior, Linus, and Berry, all at home; two half-brothers Thos. Waddell of Beardstown and James Waddell of Carman, Illinois, and many other relatives and friends. His sister, Mrs. Ruth Lane preceded him in death. He was a kind and loving husband, father, brother and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at the Snicarte Baptist church Friday, May 6th, 1932 p.m. [sic] Rev. Wm Ray officiating, followed by interment in the Snicarte cemetery with the Lintner Funeral Service in charge. Special music was furnished by Arthur and Raymond Sariff, Mrs. Lowell Sarff and Mrs. Carpenter, with Orana Blessman at the piano.

Rosa May Wright Prentice

Mason County Democrat, Friday, June 9, 1933

Rosa May Prentice, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Wright was born in Snicarte on December 24, 1890 and passed away at Springfield, Illinois, June 3, 1933, at the age of 42 years, 3 months and 9 days. On August 19, 1915 she was united in marriage to Isaac Prentice, who passed away May 4, 1932. She was the mother of eight children, three dying in infancy.

Those left to mourn her passing are five sons, namely Emery, William, Junior, Linus and Barry, all of whom reside at home. She also leaves other relatives and friends.

During a meeting held by Brother Morrill in 1912 she was converted and united with the Hopwee [sic] Baptist church. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her children. "A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled."

Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Baptist church Monday, June 5, 1933, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. J. M. Branson officiating. Burial was made in the Snicarte cemetery with the Lintner funeral service in charge.