Bessie (Jeffrey) Preston

Elizabeth McLeod (Jeffrey) Preston (1859 - abt. 1941)

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Elizabeth McLeod (Bessie) Preston formerly Jeffrey
Born in Cobourg, Ontario, Canadamap
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Wife of — married in Stratford, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 10 Apr 2014
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  • "Ancestor Chart" prepared by Lyda Jeffrey.

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Memories: 4

On 21 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

Passenger List on the boat Ropeller Almo Munro

On August 16,1876 6) Bessie Jeffrey 7)William Jeffrey Jr.

Handwritten in the diary of William Jeffrey Sr.

On 17 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

Newspaper Obit of Mother of Bessie Jeffrey Preston .. 1905 in Stratford Beacon Hearld .

....the bearers were 4 sons William Jr, AndrewJ, Herbert and Donald, a son-in-law Wm Preston of this city....

On 13 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

Jane Jeffrey Grey wrote of Bert and Clara

Coming to dinner on May 14, 1952

On 5 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

Esteemed Resident Is Eighty Years Old Today .

Stratford Newspaper .. 1939 "One of Stratford's much loved citizens , Mrs.William Preston is to-day marking her eightieth birthday at her home, 48 Shrewsbury Street. With her for the occasion are her sons and daughters... Mrs. Preston is a gracious link with earlier days in Stratford for she came here in 1872 from Cobourg with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. William Jeffrey. Her Father was owner of a hardware store on Ontario Street. ..In the Family home at 30 Shrewsbury Street, Miss Elizabeth McLeod Jeffrey was married in 1885 to William Preston. ..They moved to Boissevain Montitoba returning to Stratford about 44 years ago when Mr. Preston founded Stratford Mill Building Company, later known as the Canadian Allis-Chalmers. ....Mrs. Preston holds an honorary membership in the Stratford Country Club ,of which her husband was one of the original shareholders.

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Images: 4
Bessie (Jeffrey) Preston
Bessie (Jeffrey) Preston

Bessie Preston wtih her son Jim
Bessie Preston wtih her son Jim

William Jeffrey Sr. and family
William Jeffrey Sr. and family

William Jeffrey at his home
William Jeffrey at his home


Bessie is 21 degrees from Claude Monet, 20 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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