Mary Adeline Prentice

Female29 November 1907–7 July 1981

Brief Life History of Mary Adeline

When Mary Adeline Prentice was born on 29 November 1907, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, her father, Ezra Parmalee Prentice, was 44 and her mother, Alta Rockefeller, was 36. She married Benjamin Davis Gilbert on 16 October 1937, in Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1915 and New York, United States in 1935. She died on 7 July 1981, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Davis Gilbert
Mary Adeline Prentice
Marriage: 16 October 1937
John Humphrey Gilbert

Sources (13)

  • Madeline Gilbert, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary Adeline Prentice, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Mary Adeline Prentice, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1937Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

    Age 6

    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


    Age 20

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English (East Anglia): from Middle English prentis, prentiz, a shortened form of apprentis ‘apprentice’ (Anglo-Norman French apprenti(e)z, prentiz, prentice, from Old French aprendre ‘to learn, to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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