Mary J. Preston

18 March 1857–
Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life of Mary J.

When Mary J. Preston was born on 18 March 1857, in Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Alonzo Chester Preston, was 23 and her mother, Amanda Abigail Newman, was 22. She lived in Wheatfield Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Chester Preston
1834–1921
Amanda Abigail Newman
1834–1899
Hannah Adelia Preston
1855–1935
Mary J. Preston
1857–
Ida Jane Preston
1858–1869
Mina P. Preston
1861–1926
Cora A. Preston
1864–1869
Sarah E Preston
1866–1946
Eliza M Preston
1868–1869
Herbert C Preston
1870–1870
Orson Benjamin Preston
1874–1941

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 22

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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 (2)

  • M Preston in household of A C Preston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Preston in household of Alonzo C Preston, "United States Census, 1870"

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