James Henry Preston (1890 - 1917)

James Henry Preston
1890 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
James Henry Preston was born c. 1890. He died on October 20, 1917 at age 27.
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Lowestoft (beccles Road) Cemetery 13. 394., in United Kingdom
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Service number: 415/sd
Rank: Deck Hand
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m. Trawler vitality.

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James Henry Preston died on October 20, 1917 at age 27. He was buried in Lowestoft (beccles Road) Cemetery 13. 394., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1890. There is no information about James's surviving family.
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1890 - 1917 World Events

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In 1890, in the year that James Henry Preston was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1900, James was merely 10 years old when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1909, by the time he was 19 years old, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1917, in the year of James Henry Preston's passing, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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Other James Prestons

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Unknown - Unknown
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
c. 1868 - Dec 27, 1916

Other Prestons

c. 1868 - Dec 27, 1916
c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1915 - Jun 9, 1940
Unknown - Apr 9, 1916
c. 1910 - Oct 29, 1940
Unknown - Mar 24, 1917
c. 1882 - May 5, 1916
c. 1897 - Jun 6, 1915
c. 1894 - Mar 30, 1918
c. 1883 - Nov 23, 1916
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
Unknown - Sep 6, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1898 - Apr 11, 1918

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c. 1868 - Dec 27, 1916
c. 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
c. 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
c. 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
c. 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
c. 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
1893 - Nov 22, 1916
c. 1915 - Jun 9, 1940
Unknown - Apr 9, 1916
c. 1910 - Oct 29, 1940
Unknown - Mar 24, 1917
c. 1882 - May 5, 1916
c. 1897 - Jun 6, 1915
c. 1894 - Mar 30, 1918
c. 1883 - Nov 23, 1916
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
Unknown - Sep 6, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1898 - Apr 11, 1918
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