James R Preston (1916 - 1999)

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James R Preston
1916 - 1999
updated February 06, 2019
James R Preston was born on February 29, 1916. He died on May 5, 1999 at 83 years old. We know that James R Preston had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32209.

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James R Preston died on May 5, 1999 at age 83. He was born on February 29, 1916. We are unaware of information about James's surviving family. We know that James R Preston had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32209.
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In 1916, in the year that James R Preston was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1937, when he was 21 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1972, when he was 56 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1982, at the age of 66 years old, James was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1992, at the age of 76 years old, James was alive when on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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Apr 22, 1922 - May 18, 2008
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Feb 12, 1906 - March 1972
New York, New York
Paul Preston
Sep 29, 1904 - September 1981
North Miami Beach, Florida
Marjorie Preston
Mar 22, 1915 - Jan 21, 2003
Hobe Sound, FL
Leroy Preston
Apr 21, 1956 - Jan 14, 2008
Tampa, FL
Annie L Preston
Feb 15, 1922 - Nov 2, 1996
Jacksonville, FL
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Hialeah, FL
Thomas G Preston
Jan 26, 1921 - Jul 20, 2011
Belews Creek, NC
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Oct 8, 1928 - Nov 17, 1993
Homestead, FL
Leroy Preston
Feb 11, 1935 - Apr 26, 1970
Kathryn Preston
May 20, 1898 - November 1976
Orange City, Florida
Fern Preston
Jun 28, 1902 - May 1987
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