Edward Marcellas Preece

3 March 1856–2 June 1924 (Age 68)
Sand Prairie, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Marcellas

When Edward Marcellas Preece was born on 3 March 1856, in Sand Prairie, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, William Preece, was 43 and his mother, Luvera Ellen Ensign, was 29. He married Alta Maria Mellinger on 27 April 1892, in Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Collinston, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1900 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 June 1924, in Tracy, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Marcellas Preece
Alta Maria Mellinger
Marriage: 27 April 1892
Edward Cornelius Preece
Jesse Erastus Preece
Esther Maria Preece
Nellie Alta Preece
Bertha Geneva Preece
Ellsworth William Preece
Frank Leroy Preece
Jane Beatrice Preece
Mary Alice Preece
Osro Dewey Preece
Laura Esther Preece

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1892Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 1
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    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

    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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    Sources (43)

    • Edward M Preece, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Edward M Preece, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Edward M Preece, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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