Edwin S. Preston

1844–1928 (Age 83)
Buckheart Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edwin S.

When Edwin S. Preston was born on 31 August 1844, in Buckheart Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Hiram Winslow Preston, was 27 and his mother, Tryphena Hathaway, was 26. He married Isabelle HUTTON on 20 December 1866, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. He lived in Liverpool, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 25 July 1928, in Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Edwin S. Preston
Isabelle HUTTON
Marriage: 20 December 1866

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20 December 1866
Fulton, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 4

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.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Charles Preston in household of Hiram Preston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edwin Preston in household of Hiram Preston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edwin Preston, "United States Census, 1880"

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