Thomas William Prescott

5 March 1857–1914 (Age 56)
Plymouth St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas William

When Thomas William Prescott was born on 5 March 1857, in Plymouth St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Prescott, was 29 and his mother, Mary Gunn, was 27. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1868 and lived in Street, County Longford, Ireland in 1861 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 23, his occupation is listed as laborer in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died in 1914, in United States, at the age of 57.

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James Prescott
Mary Gunn
Thomas William Prescott
James Prescott
Mary Catherine Priscott
David Prescott
Elizabeth Priscott

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World Events (8)

Age 6
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 6
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 18
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places so called, in southwestern Lancashire (now Merseyside), Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, and Devon, all of which are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is most common in Lancashire, and so it seems likely that the first of these places is the most frequent source. It is also present in Ireland, being recorded there first in the 15th century.History: John Prescott of Standish, Lancaster, England, arrived in NewEngland in 1640 and in 1643 was one of the first settlers ofLancaster, MA. His descendants include several prominent Americans ofthe revolutionary war, including Samuel Prescott, born in Concord, MA,in 1751, whose fame lies in completing the midnight ride of warning in1775 after Paul Revere was captured.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Thomas Prescott in household of James Prescott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Prescott in household of Mary Prescott, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas William Prescott, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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