Anne Laura Preston

2 June 1867–20 September 1945 (Age 78)
Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne Laura

When Anne Laura Preston was born on 2 June 1867, in Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Preston, was 31 and her mother, Drusilla Speechley, was 24. She married Edward John Millinchip on 12 August 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 20 September 1945, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Edward John Millinchip
Anne Laura Preston
Marriage: 12 August 1916

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    Edward John Millinchip



12 August 1916
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1872 · Montgomery Ward Inc.

Age 5

Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward after he observed that rural customers often wanted goods from the city but couldn’t get them because of distance and cost. Ward believed that he could cut costs and make a wide variety of goods available to rural customers. Ward and two partners used $1,600 to issue the first catalog in August 1872 and with its publication, rural retailers considered Ward a threat and publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades and was almost as successful as Sears. In April 1944, U.S. Army troops seized the Chicago offices of Montgomery Ward & Company after President Roosevelt ordered it because of an unsettled strike request made by the workers. Eight months later, with Montgomery Ward continuing to refuse to recognize the unions, President Roosevelt issued an executive order seizing all of Montgomery Ward's property nationwide. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Laura Preston in household of William Preston, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Anne L Preston in household of William Preston, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Annie Laura Preston, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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