Charlotte Preston

18 June 1915–29 January 2012 (Age 96)
Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States

The Life of Charlotte

When Charlotte Preston was born on 18 June 1915, in Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States, her father, Marcellus Harris Preston, was 33 and her mother, Willena Edna Alexander, was 30. She had at least 1 daughter with Malcolm Truman Robinson. She lived in Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Hilt Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1940. She died on 29 January 2012, in Redding, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Montague, Siskiyou, California, United States.

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Malcolm Truman Robinson
Charlotte Preston
Gwendolyn Robinson

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    Gwendolyn Robinson


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    Robert M Preston




    Annie Preston


    Ruth Preston


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 2

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charlotte Preston in household of Willena Preston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charlotte Robinson in household of Malcolm Robinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlotte Preston in household of Marcellus H Preston, "United States Census, 1920"

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