Ida Jane Preston

Female23 December 1858–22 January 1869

Brief Life History of Ida Jane

When Ida Jane Preston was born on 23 December 1858, in Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Alonzo Chester Preston, was 24 and her mother, Amanda Abigail Newman, was 24. She lived in Wheatfield Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 22 January 1869, in Hinton Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 10.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Ida Jane? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

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 (3)

  • I J Preston in household of A C Preston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ida Jane Preston, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Ida Jane Preston, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.