Horace Melvin Preble

30 June 1857–21 March 1890 (Age 32)
West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

The Life of Horace Melvin

Horace Melvin Preble was born on 30 June 1857 as the son of Prebble and Eliza Ann Preble. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Eliza M Perry. He lived in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1865. He died on 21 March 1890, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 32.

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Horace Melvin Preble
Eliza M Perry
John Hamilton Preble
Georgia Caroline Preble

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    Eliza Ann Preble




World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

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.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 10

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It may be a variant of a medieval name, Preville, a habitational name from a Norman place named with the elements pré ‘meadow’ + ville ‘settlement’. However, this theory is not supported by evidence of early forms.

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

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  • Horace M Preble in household of Benj H Battice, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Horace M Preble in household of Charles Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Horace Melvin Prebble, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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