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A Sedgwick Genealogy: Descendants of Deacon Benjamin Sedgwick
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list of eleven speakers, including Ex-President William H. Taft who were chosen for the same purpose. The American Government refused to let the commissions sail. In June, 1918, however, Mr. Prentice sailed for France to serve as chaplain of Base Hospital 101 at St. Lazaire and later at Evacuation Hospital 13 just behind the American lines in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in Commercy. He was invalided home in January, 1919 and never fully recovered from the effects of the war work, which he subsequently described in his book PADRE, published by E. P. Dutton & Company. His retirement as pastor at Nyack was because of ill health but he continued as public speaker on the so-called Nyack Plan, a community "Back to the Church" movement which was copied by hundreds of communities as far west as California. Always intensely interested in medieval history, Dr. Prentice became an outstanding authority on cathedral architecture as an expression and revelation of the times in which great churches were built. A fluent linguist, he acquired a first-hand knowledge of nearly every important church from Arabia to Scotland. He was continuously busy, beginning in 1926, in writing two books on cathedrals. The first, THE HERITAGE OF THE CATHEDRAL, was published in the United States in 1936 and in England in 1937. It was accepted on both sides of the Atlantic as well as the outstanding history and travel books of the year. He was finishing his second book, THE VOICE OF THE CATHEDRAL, when he died of a heart attack in his library in New York City October 27, 1937. Dr. and Mrs. Prentice celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1936. Mrs. Prentice resides at 17 East 11th Street, New York City. Children, both born at Newark, N.J.:

1. Pierrepont Isham, b. September 10, 1899. (B54,323,1)

2. Sartell, 3d, b. December 28, 1903. (B54,323,2)

Pierrepont Isham Prentice, 1st child of Sartell Prentice (B54,323) and Lydia Beekman (Vanderpoel) Prentice, was born September 10, 1899, at Newark, N.J. He graduated from the Taft School in 1915 and from Yale in 1920. He married September 30, 1922, at Brooklyn, N.Y., Miss Mildred Belcher, who was born May 20, 1899, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. William Nathan Belcher of Brooklyn. They were divorced in October 1944, and he married, 2d, November 1, 1944, at Warrenton,

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