Mary Jane Preston

Female18 March 1857–

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane 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 had at least 1 son with Alex Russell. She lived in Wheatfield Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Alex Russell
1826–1900
Mary Jane Preston
1857–
Archie M Russell
–1940

Sources (3)

  • M Preston in household of A C Preston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J. Preston in entry for Archie M. Russell, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Mary Preston in household of Alonzo C Preston, "United States Census, 1870"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (9)

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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

English:

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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