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.
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.