Ida Jane Preston

23 December 1858–22 January 1869 (Age 10)
Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary 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.

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

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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

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 (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"

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