William Preston Pension File Abstract

Abstract of the pension files for William C. Preston and Maranda Caroline Preston nee Horn. Maranda is the daughter of Dr. Samuel Horn. [Act of June 27, 1890.] Declaration for Invalid Pensions.

State of Missouri, County of Cedar

On this 28th Day of July 1894

William C. Preston aged 60 years and a resident of Cedar Co., Missouri declares he is the identical person who was enrolled on 01 June 1863 in Co. M, 5th Reg. Provisional Missouri Militia in the War of the Rebellion, served at least 90 days and was honorably discharged at Howards Mills Missouri 27 November 1863.
States he is unable to earn support by reason of Rheumatism, Piles and general disability. He was not in the military of naval service of the US subsequent to 27 November 1863.
Appoints Enoch M. Burns of El Dorado Springs, MO as his true and lawful attorney.
His post office address is Caplingers Mills, Cedar County, Missouri.
* Signed:
William C. Preston
U.S Pension Agency, Topeka Kanasas

30 March 1898

William C. Preston who was a pensioner on the rolls of this agency, under certificate 891 116 and who was last paid $12 to Aug 4, 1897 has been dropped because of his death on 10 October 1897
Act of April 19, 1908
Declaration for Widow's Pension
State of Missouri
County of Howell
On 5 May 1908 appeared Maranda C. Preston aged 66 a resident of Willow Springs, Howell Co., Missouri makes the following declaration to obtain pension.
She is the widow of William C. Preston who enrolled at Oseola Missouri as a Private in Co. M 5th Regiment Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia.
She was married under the name of Maranda C. Horn to said soldier at St. Clair County, Missouri on 22 February 1869 by Ashworth. She had not been previously married and soldier had not been previously married.
Soldier died 10 October 1897 at Cedar Co. Missouri
Her post office address is Willow Springs, Howell Co., Missouri
Maranda C. Preston

L.T. Preston
Lina Dawes
Pensioner Dropped

Department of the Interior
United States Pension Agency

7 April 1911

Certificate 660084
Class Widow
Pensioner Maranda C. Preston
Soldier William C.

Above named pensioner has been dropped because of ????? 9 Jan 1911 Willow Springs Missouri
Abstractors Note: The cause of Maranda being dropped is most likely death, however it is unreadable on the document. My research shows that she died 11 Jan 1911 which date was found in Cemetery Records For Cedar County Missouri Volume II.

Submitted by: LaMont Bankson Email: lbankson at cox.net

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