Preston Wallace Dayton

16 January 1882–13 December 1947 (Age 65)
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life of Preston Wallace

When Preston Wallace Dayton was born on 16 January 1882, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, William Preston Dayton, was 22 and his mother, Josephine Phenriatte Dayton, was 20. He married Maude May Wright on 15 June 1903, in Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States. He lived in Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 13 December 1947, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Preston Wallace Dayton
Emilie Louise Staab
Marriage: 3 January 1910
Gladys Virginia Dayton
Leon Arnold Dayton
Juanita Barba Dayton
Wallace Charles Dayton

Spouse and Children

3 January 1910
Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 14

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Deighton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Preston Dayton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Preston W Dayton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Preston W Dayton, "United States Census, 1920"

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