Laura F. Preston

1861–11 May 1942 (Age 81)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Laura F.

When Laura F. Preston was born in 1861, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen Smith Preston, was 34 and her mother, Anastasia Mary Keyes, was 26. She married WILLIAM T. WATSON on 20 January 1886. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Civil District 20, Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 11 May 1942, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

WILLIAM T. WATSON
1850–1920
Laura F. Preston
1861–1942
Marriage: 20 January 1886
Willette Watson
1877–
Willette Watson
1887–1972
Grace Eliza Watson
1889–1930
Grace Watson
1890–1918
William Taylor Watson
1892–1969
Anastasia Watson
1894–1986
Herbert Wyatt Preston Watson
1896–1962

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1886
WILSON, TENNESSEE
children

(7)

    Willette Watson

    Female1877–Female

    Female1887–1972Female

    Grace Eliza Watson

    Female1889–1930Female

    Grace Watson

    Female1890–1918Female

    Male1892–1969Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Smith Preston

    Male1827–1900Male

    Anastasia Mary Keyes

    Female1835–1917Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Lousa Preston in household of Stephen Preston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura Watson in household of William Watson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Watson in household of William T Watson, "United States Census, 1920"

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