William Thomas Preston

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Preston was born on 27 March 1932, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Morris Preston, was 21 and his mother, Dorothy Marie Tubbs, was 20. He married Bonnie Rae Williams on 23 September 1957, in Bonneville, Idaho, United States. He died on 22 June 1990, in Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States, at the age of 58.

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William Thomas Preston
Bonnie Rae Williams
Marriage: 23 September 1957

Sources (11)

  • William T Preston in household of Thomas Preston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Thomas Preston, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • William T. Preston, "Idaho Marriage Index, 1947-1961"

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1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

1935 · The Social Security Act

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning


habitational name from one of the many places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

occasionally from Middle English prest + son ‘son of the priest’. Priests were forbidden marriage but many produced illegitimate offspring.

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

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