Allen Preston Driskell

Brief Life History of Allen Preston

When Allen Preston Driskell was born on 29 October 1863, in Rose Hill, Covington, Alabama, United States, his father, Allen Jefferson Driskell, was 25 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Taylor, was 25. He married Nancy Ione Ward on 19 January 1888, in Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 3 Jackson, Clarke, Alabama, United States in 1900 and United States in 1920. He died on 20 January 1931, in Wilmer, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Palestine Church, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Allen Preston Driskell
Edna Earl Holder
Marriage: 23 May 1894
Ethel Maggie Driskell
Lena Edna Driskell
Clara Belle Driskell
Alla Driskell
Mary Beatrice "Mamie" Driskell
Wilda Driskell
Bessie Lee Driskell
Willis Holder Driskell
Alice Vivian Driskell

Sources (18)

  • Allen P Driskill in household of Allen J Driskill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • A. P. Driskell, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"
  • Allen P. Driskell, "Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974"

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Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"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."

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Driscoll .

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

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Allen Preston Driskell

I never know my grandfather.Just what my Mother told me.

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