Waldo Fletcher Prescott

Brief Life History of Waldo Fletcher

When Waldo Fletcher Prescott was born on 10 July 1877, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Noah Prescott, was 32 and his mother, Frances Antonette Tower, was 28. He married Grace Ellen Thompson on 5 March 1907, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 9 December 1935, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Waldo Fletcher Prescott
1877–1935
Gladys Viola Margaret Bowen
1896–1991
Marriage: 11 June 1919
George Fletcher Prescott
1921–2002
Harold Brooks Prescott
1927–2018

Sources (21)

  • Waldo F Prescott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Waldo Fletcher Prescott, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • Waldo F Prescott, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.

History: John Prescott of Standish, Lancaster, England, arrived in NewEngland in 1640 and in 1643 was one of the first settlers ofLancaster, MA. His descendants include several prominent Americans ofthe revolutionary war, including Samuel Prescott, born in Concord, MA,in 1751, whose fame lies in completing the midnight ride of warning in1775 after Paul Revere was captured.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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