Mary Adeline Prentice

29 November 1907–7 July 1981 (Age 73)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Adeline

When Mary Adeline Prentice was born on 29 November 1907, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Colonel 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. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1962. She died on 7 July 1981, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Davis Gilbert
1907–1992
Mary Adeline Prentice
1907–1981
Marriage: 16 October 1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 October 1937
Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    James J Duffy

    Male1896–Male

    Catherine C Duffy

    Female1897–Female

    Julia A Duffy

    Female1898–Female

    Elizabeth C Duffy

    Female1901–Female

    Male1902–1972Male

+2 More Children

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.
1927

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a reduced form of Middle English, Old French aprentis ‘apprentice’ (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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Madalan Gilbert in household of Benj D Gilbert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A Prentice in household of Parmelia C Prentice, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Madeline Prentice in household of Parmeley E Prentice, "United States Census, 1920"

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