James Edward Preston

(1883 - 1918)

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James Edward Preston
1883 - 1918
Born
c. 1883
Death
October 18, 1918
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James Edward Preston was born c. 1883. He died on October 18, 1918 at 35 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Edward Preston
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Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension Vi. B. 8. in France
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Service number: 201143
Rank: Private
Regiment: Tank Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.
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James Edward Preston died on October 18, 1918 at age 35. He was buried in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension Vi. B. 8., France. He was born c. 1883. We are unaware of information about James's family.

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In 1883, in the year that James Edward Preston was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1890, James was just 7 years old when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1898, James was merely 15 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1905, James was 22 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1918, in the year of James Edward Preston's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944 1922 - 1944
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c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944 1914 - 1944
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c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946 1918 - 1946
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