Laura Ann Preece

31 December 1846–16 December 1904 (Age 57)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Ann

When Laura Ann Preece was born on 31 December 1846, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, William Preece, was 34 and her mother, Luvera Ellen Ensign, was 20. She married Hyrum Smith Barnard on 5 March 1868, in Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 16 December 1904, in Harper Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Harper Ward Cemetery, Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (11)

Do you know Laura Ann? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hyrum Smith Barnard
Laura Ann Preece
Marriage: 5 March 1868
Hyrum Edward Barnard
Laura Geneva Barnard
William P Barnard
Ira M Barnard
Luvera Ellen Barnard
Emily Josephine Barnard
Mary Louisa Barnard
Harriett Maria Barnard
Nellie Florence Barnard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1868Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 1
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 5
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (especially Herefordshire):Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Rhys, also spelled ap Res ‘son of Rhys’. Preece is interchangeable with Price , the more common pronunciation of the name.habitational name either from Prees in Shropshire or Preese in Lancashire. Both placenames derive from Proto-Welsh prês ‘brushwood, copse, grove’ (Welsh prys). Confusion between this name and 1 is likely.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (27)

    • Laura Ann Barnard, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Laura A Barnard in household of Hyrum Barnard, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Miss Laura A Preece, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.