William Preston Vance

4 January 1864–13 September 1954 (Age 90)
Audrain, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Preston

When William Preston Vance was born on 4 January 1864, in Audrain, Missouri, United States, his father, George W. Vance, was 32 and his mother, Orma Gentry, was 23. He married Mary Elizabeth Lacy on 4 March 1891, in Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States in 1920 and Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 13 September 1954, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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William Preston Vance
Mary Elizabeth Lacy
Marriage: 4 March 1891
George Lacy Vance
John Carter Vance
James Travis Vance
Robert Lee Vance
Nina Louise Vance
William Alton Vance
Mavis Vance

Spouse and Children

4 March 1891
Orange, California, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George W. Vance


    Orma Gentry




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 1

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

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

English and Irish: topographic name for someone who lived by a fen or marsh, Old English fenn. Compare Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William R Vance in household of Orsna Vance, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Vance in household of David W Vance, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William P Vance in household of William Chambers, "United States Census, 1940"

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