Phyllis Christine Preston

Brief Life History of Phyllis Christine

When Phyllis Christine Preston was born on 7 September 1900, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, her father, Robert Nelson Preston, was 32 and her mother, Cora Mae Richards, was 27. She married Austin John Hancock on 28 June 1923, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Waupaca, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and West Bend, Washington, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. She died on 2 August 1950, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Austin John Hancock
Phyllis Christine Preston
Marriage: 28 June 1923
Austin John Hancock Jr

Sources (13)

  • Phyllis Preston in household of Herbert Preston, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Phillis Christina Preston, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Phyllis Preston, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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