James Preston (1896 - 1914)

James Preston
1896 - 1914
updated February 06, 2019
James Preston was born c. 1896. He died on November 1, 1914 at 18 years old.
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Preston
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Plymouth Naval Memorial 2., in United Kingdom
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Service number: j/19721
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. monmouth.

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James Preston died on November 1, 1914 at age 18. He was buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial 2., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1896. We have no information about James's immediate family.
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1896 - 1914 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that James Preston was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1900, at the age of merely 4 years old, James was alive when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1904, James was only 8 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1914, in the year of James Preston's passing, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

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Other James Prestons

Unknown - Unknown
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
c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917
c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919
c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917
c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916
c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918

Other Prestons

c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916
c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917
c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919
c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917
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

Other Bios

c. 1868 - Sep 16, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 14, 1916
c. 1883 - Oct 18, 1918
c. 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1897 - Nov 2, 1917
c. 1878 - Jan 11, 1919
c. 1890 - Oct 20, 1917
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
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