Obituary of W. A. Preston
William Andrew Preston was born at Chillicothe Missouri, Aug 20-1849 and died May 28-1929 age 79 years 9 months and 19 days. He came to Red Oak Iowa in 1882 and on Sept. 19 1883 was united in marriage to Miss Annie Ashbery of Red Oak Iowa. To this union 7 children were born: Willis of Dickens Nebr., Mrs. Myrtle Baker of Farnam, Mrs. Bertha Adams of Dellvale Kansas, Frank of Farnam, and Leslie, Mary and Martha who died in infancy.
In the spring of 1899 he moved with his family to Farnam, where he lived until his death. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, four children and their families, and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, in the Baptist church. Rev. W. W. Crabtree, pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Farnam Cemetery.
The Farnam Echo 42(30):5 Thursday, May 30, 1929
Mr. Preston, one of Farnam’s pioneer residents, passed away early Tuesday morning. Mr. Preston had been in failing health for a number of years, and this spring since his return from Florida, where he spent the winter, has been unusually feeble. He was down town the latter part of the week, and his sudden death came as a shock to the community.
The Farnam Echo 42(30):1 Thursday, May 30, 1929
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