Cora A. Preston

Female3 February 1864–25 June 1869

Brief Life History of Cora A.

When Cora A. Preston was born on 3 February 1864, in Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Alonzo Chester Preston, was 29 and her mother, Amanda Abigail Newman, was 29. She died on 25 June 1869, in Hinton Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 5.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Chester Preston
Amanda Abigail Newman
Hannah Adelia Preston
Mary Jane Preston
Ida Jane Preston
Alina "Mina" P. Preston
Cora A. Preston
Sarah Everetta Preston
Eliza M Preston
Herbert C Preston
Orson Benjamin Preston

Sources (2)

  • Cora W. Preston, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Cora A. Preston, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (3)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1865 · The Thirteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Thirteenth Amendment was created to help abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. It was the first of three Amendments to Reconstruct the country following the Civil War.

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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