Herbert Preston

9 September 1869–18 February 1945 (Age 75)
Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Herbert

When Herbert Preston was born on 9 September 1869, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States, his father, Elmer Preston, was 22 and his mother, Anna Brown, was 21. He married Cora Anella Dormire on 20 September 1893, in Tyrone Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Assiniboia East, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1906 and Assiniboia, Lake of the Rivers No. 72, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911. He died on 18 February 1945, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Herbert Preston
Cora Anella Dormire
Marriage: 20 September 1893
Phillip Preston
Phyllis Christine Preston
Geraldine Alberta Preston
Glen Herbert Preston

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 1
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Age 3
The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit
Age 20
The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.

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 (20)

  • Herbert Preston in household of Glenn H Preston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Preston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herbert Preston in household of Elmer Preston, "United States Census, 1880"

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