Bio: Preston, N. A. (1914)


Surnames: Preston, Buttsfield, Webb, Conwell


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 829-830


N. A. Preston, who for many years was one of the leading photographers of Eau Claire, was descended from an old and honored New England family and was born at Calais, Maine. He came to Eau Claire in 1868, and for thirty-six years occupied a prominent place in business and social circles. He was high minded and public spirited, and while not connected with any religious denomination he attended the Congregational church and contributed liberally to its support. He married Miss Addie Buttsfield, who was formerly from Rochester, N. Y., and they had two children Mary and Ida both of whom are deceased.


In the death of Mr. Preston, which occurred September 11, 1904, Eau Claire lost one of her most loyal citizens. The father of Mrs. Preston was Thatius Buttsfield, who for many years was a resident of Menomonie, Dunn county, this state. He married Rebecca Webb, of New York city, by whom he had ten children: Addie, Frances, Sherwood, George, William, Thatius, Jr., Justin, Marcus, Flora and Martha, six of whom are deceased. One sister, Mrs. William Conwell, of Washington township, and two brothers, Thatius and George survive. Mrs. Preston, before her marriage, followed the vocation of school teacher and for a number of years taught in the city of Eau Claire and also in Dunn county. She has made her home in Eau Claire for about fifty years.



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