John Preece

22 April 1844–1 August 1915 (Age 71)
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Preece was born on 22 April 1844, in Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, William Preece, was 31 and his mother, Luvera Ellen Ensign, was 17. He married Florence Smith on 2 December 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 August 1915, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Preece
Florence Smith
Marriage: 2 December 1867
John William Preece Jr.
Scott Preece
Thomas Gorham Preece
Harriet Luvera Preece
Howard Preece
Clarence Preece
Florence Rosetta Preece
Perry Preece
Laura Ellen Nellie Preece
Gilbert Preece
Mary Alice Preece
Violet Preece

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 11
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.
    1864 · The first meetinghouse
    Age 20
    The first meetinghouse for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated in January.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Biographical sketch by Lucy Preece of John Preece

    John Preece My grandfather, John Preece, was the son of William and Luvera Ellen Ensign. He was born in Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, on 22nd of April 1844. His father, William Preece, accepted the gos …

    Sources (36)

    • John Preece, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Preece in entry for Florence Rosalita Preece Turner, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Preece, "United States Census, 1900"

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