Preston, William Bowker, 1830-1908
- Existence: 1830 - 1908
Citation:SNAC, via WWW, August 11, 2020 (William Bowker Preston born November 24, 1830 in Virginia, died August 2, 1908. Fourth presiding bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, settled in California and introduced to the Church by the Thatcher family, who were neighbors. Married Harriet Thatcher on February 24, 1858, settled in Cache, became bishop of Logan. Served a mission to Great Britain in 1866, became a member of the territorial legislative assembly (1872-1882). Findagrave, via WWW, August 11, 2020 (He married Bertha Marie Anderson in 1871).
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten and signed letter dated 20 Nov. 1891 and addressed to William Preston. Martineau was Preston's son-in-law. Martineau discusses financial matters relating to the Central Milling Company.
Handwritten and bound diary covering a four month period of time, kept by Harriet Thatcher Preston. The item describes daily events from Harriet's life and gives an account of a train trip from Utah to the eastern United States that she took with her husband, William. Dated 1872 to 1873.
Handwritten and printed receipts. The items record the transactions and purchases made by Preston at the Bishop's General Storehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a letter to Preston that was written in Bedford, Wyoming. The item is unsigned, but its salutation was "Dear Uncle."
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated July 16, 1891, addressed to L. R. Martineau, and composed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Preston is concerned with a bull he lost and with a note siged by "Hendricks."
Handwritten and typewritten letter and receipts. Preston writes to John M. Cannon, administrator of the estate of A. H. Cannon. Preston states that the account of A. H. Cannon still owes $841.98 to the Bishops' General Storehouse.
Collection contains two photograph albums with a total of 618 mounted photographs dating from 1898 to 1925 of the Preston's family. Included are family portraits, houses and land in Cache Valley, Utah, and family trips to national parks and Europe. Also included is a biography of Preston written by Kenneth W. Godfrey.
Photocopy of a handwritten letter, dated August 2, 1893, and addressed to William B. Preston. Thatcher writes about deeds to lands in Mexico "Made by Johnson and Crosby." Thatcher questions if the Mexican Colonization and Agricultural Company can own land in Mexico as a foreign corporation.
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