Nathaniel Preston Felt

2 June 1846–3 December 1855 (Age 9)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nathaniel Preston

When Nathaniel Preston Felt was born on 2 June 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Nathaniel Henry Felt, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Ann Preston, was 25. He died on 3 December 1855, at the age of 9, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Henry Felt
Eliza Ann Preston
Joseph Henry Felt
Nathaniel Preston Felt
Margaret Eliza Felt
John Gillingham Felt
Albert William Felt
George Francis Felt
Charles Brigham Felt
Adaline Agustus Felt
Mary Alice Felt
Anette Rebecca Felt

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World Events (3)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 2
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
Age 2
On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
Age 4
On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who made, worked with, sold, or perhaps wore felt, from Middle English felt ‘felt’. Compare Felter .German: rare variant of Feld ‘field, area of open country’, or an Americanized form of its cognate Velt.Swedish: rare variant of Feldt , a cognate of 2 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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Sources (9)

  • Nathaniel P Felt in household of Nathaniel H Felt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathaniel P Felt, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Nathaniel P Felt, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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