John Edward Preston

Male22 July 1889–11 August 1969

Brief Life History of John Edward

When John Edward Preston was born on 22 July 1889, in Falmouth, Stafford, Virginia, United States, his father, Edward "Ned" Preston, was 22 and his mother, Celia Barnett, was 19. He married Lillie White on 5 September 1915, in Stafford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Union, Union Township, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1950. He died on 11 August 1969, in Vauxhall, Union, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80.

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John Edward Preston
Lillie White
Marriage: 5 September 1915
Caroline E Preston
Gilbert Preston
John Edward Preston Jr
Lacy Leon Preston

Sources (17)

  • John Preston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Preston in entry for Lacy Leon Preston and Martha Washington Carter, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Jonnie E Preston, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1915Stafford, Virginia, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 5

    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 21

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from one of the many places (most notably one in Lancashire) so called from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

    occasionally from Middle English prest + son ‘son of the priest’. Priests were forbidden marriage but many produced illegitimate offspring.

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

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