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Wesley Curtis Preston

Wesley Curtis Preston

Male 1877 - 1963  (86 years)

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  • Name Wesley Curtis Preston  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 19 Apr 1877  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Died Jul 1963  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Engledow Cem, Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3110  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 

    Father George G. Preston,   b. 31 Aug 1840, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1913, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Jennie L. Kaaran,   b. 21 Jul 1840,   d. 16 Aug 1901  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F1117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lena M. Walther,   b. Abt 1882, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1919  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 30 Jul 1903  Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Ralph Marven Preston,   b. 5 Mar 1904, Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1988  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Nina Marian Preston,   b. 5 Oct 1905, Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 2000, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Norma Preston,   b. Abt 1908, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Raymond Clarence Preston,   b. 30 Nov 1911, Cedar Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1988, Waterloo, Black Hawk Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Ruth Preston,   b. Abt 1914, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lawrence L. Preston,   b. 14 Oct 1918, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1951  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 
    Family ID F5533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On 28 Jul 1903, Wesley C. Preston, 25, a farmer living in Mt. Auburn, IA, and Lena Walther, 21, of Mt. Auburn, applied for a marriage certificate. They were married in Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA, on 30 Jul 1903. His parents were listed as "Geo. Preston" and "Jennie Sapler" [? -- most of the handwritten last name is either smudged or crossed-out]. Her parents were listed as Frederick Walther and Christine Kahler.
    • The 1910 census shows "Prestin, Wesley C," 32, a farmer, living with his wife of 6 years, "Lena" [?], 29, and 3 children: Ralph M, 6; "Mina," 4; and Norma, 2. All were born in Iowa. 1910 U.S. Census, Cedar Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 391, ED 6, stamped p. 82). [The census taker's handwriting is atrocious, so it's almost impossible to determine and index the names consistently. Ancestry.com's indexer has Welsey named as "Willey E. Preston"; Lena is listed as "Leona G;" and Norma is listed as "Morssa."]
    • The 1920 census records Wesley Preston, 42, a widower, living with 6 children: Ralph, 16; Nina, 14; Norma, 12; Raymond, 7; Ruth, 6; and Lawrence, 1. All were born in Iowa. Wesley was a farmer. 1920 U.S. Census, Cedar Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 477, ED 7, stamped p. 68).
    • His daughter Nina's marriage certificate to Ezra Westcott indicates that Wesley's full name was "Wesley Curtis Preston."
    • In the 1940 census, Wesley C. Preston, 62, a widower, is recorded as living with his sons Ralph M, 34; and Lawrence P, 21. All were born in Iowa. Wesley and Lawrence were employed as farmers. 1940 U.S. Census, Mt. Auburn, Benton Cnty, IA (T 627, Roll 1138, ED 6-8, stamped p. 75).
    • The delayed birth certificate for Wesley's son Raymond C. Preston (# 412856; filed 9 Feb 1942) records that his full name was Raymond Clarence Preston, born 30 Nov 1911 in Cedar Twsp, Benton Cnty, IA, that his father was Wesley C. Preston and his mother's maiden name was "Lena M. Walthers" [sic].
    • Death Notice, The Cedar Rapids [IA] Gazette, p. 3 (1 Aug 1963):
      "Iowa Deaths
      "Vinton -- Wesley C. Preston, 86. Services Saturday [3 Aug] at 1, Church of Christ, Mt. Auburn...."

      Card of Thanks, Waterloo [IA] Daily Courier, p. 16 (5 Aug 1963):
      "We Wish to Thank All Neighbors and friends for the many kindnesses, flowers, etc., given to us at the time of the death of our father and grandfather, Wesley C. Preston.
      "Raymond C. Preston Family."
    • The Social Security Death Index provides that Wesley Preston (SSN 478-18-8371; issued by Iowa) was born 19 Apr 1877 and died in July 1963.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Pheneger, Diane|, Diane & Don Pheneger, "John Snouffer [1779-1823] Family Group" (5 Mar 1979) & Family group and lineage charts : 1979 - 2004 , (431 W. College, Granville, OH 43023; Email: dondi@windstream.net).

    2. [S1016] IA Marriages, 1880-1940, Iowa, Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940, (Iowa Dep't of Public Health, Des Moines, IA; Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8823), (p. 6-79; image 82 of 379).

    3. [S1093] IA Census 1920, Benton|, Benton County, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 625, Roll 477, p. 68).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 114913040.

    5. [S1094] IA Census 1910, Benton|, Benton County, Iowa, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T624, Roll 391, p. 82).