William Thomas Preston

27 March 1932–22 June 1990 (Age 58)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life 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
1932–1990
Bonnie Rae Williams
1931–1974
Marriage: 23 September 1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 September 1957
Bonneville, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

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

Age 3

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 16

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William T Preston in household of Thomas Preston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William T Preston, "Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867-2012"
  • William T Preston, "Idaho, Bonneville County Records, 1867-2012"

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