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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1328.AM:  Minnie (Sumner) Preston, 1853-1941



Paper:  1900

Thedford, Thomas County, Nebraska

Size:  One item



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born December 3, 1853 in Connecticut to Benjamin and Mary Sumner, Minnie Sumner taught school in Vernon, Connecticut in the late 1870s and early 1880s.  She married Rev. Charles Preston on November 24, 1890.   The Prestons lived in Thedford, Nebraska in 1900 and in 1910 had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.  By 1920 the Prestons had moved to California.  Minnie (Sumner) Preston died in Sonoma County, California on April 14, 1941.  She is buried next to her husband in Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sebastopol, California.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one item, a nineteen page paper (photocopy only) read by Minnie Preston at the state meeting of the Woman’s Home Missionary Union in October of 1900.  The paper describes the Missionary Union’s efforts to increase opportunities for religious services, especially in the Sandhills area of western Nebraska.  Included are descriptions of religious activities around Thomas County, Nebraska.



INVENTORY



Woman’s Home Missionary Union paper, Oct. 1900



 



Subject headings:



Blaine County, Nebraska

Congregational Church in Nebraska

Preston, Minnie (Sumner), 1853-1941

Religion

Thomas County, Nebraska

Woman’s Home Missionary Union



 



Revised TMM      04-04-2018