Thomas Preston

16 January 1865–15 October 1946 (Age 81)
Norwood, Asphodel, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Preston was born on 16 January 1865, in Norwood, Asphodel, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, his father, Samuel Preston, was 39 and his mother, Louisa Coe, was 37. He married Emeline Clarke on 20 April 1888, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He lived in Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Weston Election Precinct, Franklin, Idaho, United States for about 5 years. He died on 15 October 1946, in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Preston
Evelyn Heaver Clarke
Marriage: 10 December 1890
May Evelyn Preston
Inez Louise Preston
Herbert Thomas Preston
Vera Emeline Preston
Hortense Emily Preston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1890Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    Age 4
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 31
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from one of the many places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.occasionally from Middle English prest + son ‘son of the priest’. Priests were forbidden marriage but many produced illegitimate offspring.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch of Thomas B. Preston

    In 1868, a family by the name of Preston traveled across the plains with the William S. Seeley Pioneer Company. The father, Samuel Preston (age 42) and his wife Louisa Coe Preston (age 41) had two lit …

    Sources (36)

    • Thomas Preston, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Thomas Preston, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Thomas Preston in entry for Herbert Thomas Preston, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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