Mary Elizabeth Preece

10 October 1854–10 October 1884 (Age 30)
Lee Township, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Preece was born on 10 October 1854, in Lee Township, Madison, Iowa, United States, her father, William Preece, was 42 and her mother, Luvera Ellen Ensign, was 28. She married Jeremiah Elias Weaver on 19 October 1870, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 10 October 1884, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Elias Weaver
Mary Elizabeth Preece
Marriage: 19 October 1870
Bertha Luvera Weaver
Ellsworth Jay Weaver
Joanna Minnie Weaver
Edward Hayes (infant) Weaver
Edna Ellen Weaver
Oscar Marcellas Weaver
William Walter Weaver

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1870Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 3
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 13
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    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 (18)

    • Preece in entry for Walter William Weaver, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Weeaver in household of Jerry Weeaver, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary E. Preece in entry for Edna Ellen Weaver Carlsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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