Elizabeth Ann PARR 
- Born: 2 Mar 1853, Moama NSW
- Marriage (1): William PRESTON  on 14 Nov 1869 in Moama NSW - At The Residence Of The Brides's Father.
- Died: 26 Feb 1927, Pucawan NSW aged 73
- Buried: Temora Cemetery
The Temora Independent. 29thJune 1927 page2. MRS ELIZABETH ANN PRESTON.
On Sunday night at a quarter past eight, at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs W. C. Preston of Quandary,there passed away still another of the pioneer settlers of this district in the person of Mrs Elizabeth Ann Preston at the advanced aged of 74 years. Since the demise of her husband in July last year,the aged lady had been in failing health. Coming to Temora in October last she took up residence with different members of herfamily,by whom she has been carefully nursed, until her soul took its departure on Sunday night,as stated. On Monday the mortal remains of this grand old lady were placed at rest beside those of her late husband in the Church of England portion of the Temora cemetery. Thus within the year,the grave has closed over the bodies of two who, during their lives, have done so much towards opening up this district, and who have handed down to posterity a land of plenty,where railroads and other means of locomotion, have made living in the wheat areas a paradise as compared with the discomforts of life in the bullock dray period.
The late Mrs Preston (neeParr)was born at Moama, where she lived until her marriage, and where her schooldays were spent.Mrs Rain (mother of Messrs Rain Bros.of Redmond St., Temora)was her schoolmate and life long friend. A five years residence in Melbourne and another three at Gippsland where her husband controlled the Vauxhall distillery in both centres, and then the family came to this district in 1891, so now it is 36 years since they settled at Quandary North, then a huge sheep run with Junee as the nearest railway station and it was at Quandary that the family was reared and educated.
The following are the surviving sons and daughters. Messrs William Carter and George Joseph Preston of Quandary,Mr. Arthur Henry Preston of Temora, Mrs Arthur Walker,Ariah Park,and Mrs John Harmon,Temora. A son Frederick William predeceased his parents.Two brothers and one sister who survive Mrs Preston are Mr. Thomas Parr of Hillston, Mr. Joseph Parr of Boree Creek and Mrs King of Melbourne. Grandchildren of deceased number 32, and great grandchildren six.
The home of Mr. George Preston is situated on that portion of the estate within a quarterof a mile of the old homestead, and its is a noteworthy fact that over 40 families now reside on the area and make comfortable incomes as wheat farmers from the land which was originally the sheep run of the pioneer settlers( Mr. and Mrs Preston).
The body was moved to St Paul's Church of England from whence the funeral of the deceased moved on Monday aftemoon,the Rev. N.W. Tivey performing the last sacred rites at the graveside,and Mrs Murphy directing the mortuary arrangements.
The "Independenf' joins in expressions of sympathy with all relatives in their bereavement.
(Elizabeth Ann Preston died 26-6-1927, aged 74yrs. Thanks is extended to A. S. J. Bradley, Publisher of The Temora Independent for permission t0 copy from the original entries for Temora Family History Grp Copied K.J.Mc. Obit PrestonEA.l)
Elizabeth was married at the age of 16. The last children were twins who died in infancy.
Elizabeth married William PRESTON  [MRIN: 10937], son of George PRESTON  and Hannah Rachel CARTER , on 14 Nov 1869 in Moama NSW - At The Residence Of The Brides's Father. (William PRESTON  was born on 12 Feb 1843 in Isle Of Dogs London, christened on 19 Mar 1843 in St Annes Limehouse Stepney, died on 23 Jul 1926 in Randwick and was buried in Temora Cemetery.)
Elizabeth was aged 17 at her marriage