Alvina C Preston

1868–Female
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Alvina C

When Alvina C Preston was born in 1868, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Wilbert Wesley Preston, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Jane McJunkins, was 24. She lived in Clay, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Wilbert Wesley Preston
1843–
Nancy Jane McJunkins
1844–1895
John C Preston
1861–
Alvina C Preston
1868–
Stella B Preston
1869–
Willis Irvin Preston
1873–1951
Jessie May Preston
1875–1912

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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

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.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 16

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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  • Alvina C Preston in household of Wilbert W Preston, "United States Census, 1880"

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