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Prentiss family



In 1895 Lué Bradley and Dr. Henry Prentiss were married in Dobbs Ferry, New York, at "Palavista," the home of the Bradley family. Ten years later when Dr. Prentiss was appointed to establish the Department of Anatomy at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa), the Prentisses moved to Iowa City with their children, Cornelia, Lilian, Henry, Jr., and Lué. (Lué's twin brother, David, had died at age one.) Another son, Robert, was born in Iowa City. Lué Bradley Prentiss lived until 1922 when she died at age fifty-three of cancer. Dr. Prentiss taught at the University until his death in 1931. Each of the Prentiss children graduated from the State University of Iowa (University of Iowa).

Cornelia Prentiss (1896-1985) married Harold Shrauger of Atlantic, Iowa. Their three children were Harold Shrauger, Jr., (who married Frances Kephart), Cornelia (who married John Robert Day), and Virginia (who married and later divorced Joe Allen Jones). (See Shrauger Family Papers).

Lilian Prentiss (1897-1935) and Frank Schwarz, both artists, had two daughters, Cornelia and Henrietta. She and her husband lived in Scarsdale, New York, where she taught art in the public school system. She also taught art in Denton, Texas, and at Hunter College in New York City. Lilian died tragically in 1935 at the age of thirty-eight when she drowned attempting to rescue her nephew, Joseph Middlebrook, in a lake in upstate New York.

Henry Prentiss, Jr. (1898-1922) died from an accidental fall soon after he graduated from college. His wife was Marion Chase.

Lué Prentiss (1902-1968) married the noted author and critic, Marquis Childs. They resided in Washington, D. C. with their two children, Prentiss and Malissa. Malissa wrote three novels and a memoir of rural life in Vermont.

Robert Prentiss (1908-1972), a urologist who practiced in San Diego, was married to Alice Pogemiller. Their three daughters were Julia, Penelope, and Susan. Susan married Carl Martin, and the couple lived in South Carolina.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bradley Family papers

Identifier: IWA0061

Correspondence and other papers of this nineteenth-century family that resided in the Hudson River Valley of New York.

Dates: 1811-1992

Prentiss Family papers

Identifier: IWA0060

The family came to Iowa City in 1905 when Henry Prentiss established the Anatomy Department at the State University of Iowa.

Dates: 1891-1996

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