Ancestor Profiles

There is properly no history; only biography - Emerson
If we were in these people's shoes, how would we have gone on?

Based on historical records, some imagination is added to create this biography of a Preston cotton weaver and her family.

Hard-working, God-loving, Son of Temperance who went from poverty in Warrington to prosperity in Illinois.

Obituary of a comparatively well-to-do clerk to the Guardians in Liverpool.

Mostly from an exhibition in the Harris Museum, Preston entitled Rites of Passage – Christening, Wedding and Mourning Dress in the Victorian Era

Jane was a true heart of gold devoting her life to helping her family and the wounded in the war and then her own family and many others as a nurse and home help.

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