Mary Ellen Preston

8 December 1928–14 March 2002 (Age 73)
Washington, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Preston was born on 8 December 1928, in Washington, United States, her father, Eugene Preston, was 38 and her mother, Josephine Nell Walker, was 33. She lived in Chelan, Washington, United States in 1930 and Wenatchee Election Precinct H, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 14 March 2002, in California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Preston
1890–1953
Josephine Nell Walker
1895–1994
Kathryn Elizabeth " Sissy" Preston
1912–1977
Donald Ray Preston
1926–1926
Robert Eugene Preston
1918–1918
Helen Jean Preston
1923–1982
Richard Preston
1926–1926
Mary Ellen Preston
1928–2002

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Female1912–1977Female

    Robert Eugene Preston

    Male1918–1918Male

    Helen Jean Preston

    Female1923–1982Female

    Donald Ray Preston

    Male1926–1926Male

    Richard Preston

    Male1926–1926Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Mary Ellen Preston in household of Eugene Preston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Preston in household of Eugene Preston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Ellen Preston, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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