Winifred V. PRESTON

1867–1945 (Age 78)
Liverpool Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Winifred V.

When Winifred V. PRESTON was born on 28 September 1867, in Liverpool Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Edwin S. Preston, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Blanchard, was 19. She married John MELLERT on 27 October 1887, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Liverpool, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. She died on 10 November 1945, in Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Liverpool Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Winifred V. PRESTON
Marriage: 27 October 1887
Gladys Theresa Mellert
Ercell Gertrude Mellert
Beulah Wills Willa MELLERT
Mildred Mellert
Lois E Mellert

Spouse & Children

27 October 1887
Fulton, Illinois, United States


  • Gladys Theresa Mellert


  • Female1896–1987Female

  • Female1899–1986Female

  • Mildred Mellert


  • Lois E Mellert


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 4

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the meaning may have been either ‘village with a priest’ or ‘village held by the Church’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Presto(u)n, now Craigmillar, in Midlothian. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Winnie V Mellert in household of John Mellert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Winnie V Mellert in household of John Mellert, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Winnie V Preston in household of Edwin Preston, "United States Census, 1880"

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