Horace Melvin Preble

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

The Life Summary of Horace Melvin

Horace Melvin Preble was born on 30 June 1857, in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States as the son of John and Eliza Ann Preble. He married Theresa M. Perry on 1 March 1882, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1865 and Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 21 March 1890, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 32.

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Horace Melvin Preble
Theresa M. Perry
Marriage: 1 March 1882
John Hamilton Preble
Georgia Caroline Preble
George Calvin Preble

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1882Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    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 The Amendment was later repealed.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 (Middlesex): topographic name from preble, prebill ‘gravel’, probably for someone who lived near or worked at a gravel pit. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Horace Melvin Prebble, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Horace Preble in household of Rebecca Easthall, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Horace M. Preble, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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