James Whitmore Preston, Jr. (1854 - 1914)

James Whitmore Preston
1854 - 1914
updated February 06, 2019
James Whitmore Preston, Jr. was born on January 7, 1854. He died on October 18, 1914 at Alphine, Utah Co. Utah, American Fork, Utah at 60 years old.

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James Whitmore Preston, Jr. died on October 18, 1914 at Alphine, Utah Co. Utah, American Fork, Utah at 60 years old. He was born on January 7, 1854. There is no information about James's family.
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In 1854, in the year that James Whitmore Preston, Jr. was born, on February 28th, the GOP - the Republican Party - was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin by "modernizers", anti-slavery proponents, ex-Whigs, and ex-"Free-Soilers" - who opposed the expansion of slavery. The first Republican President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.

In 1864, James was just 10 years old when on October 5th, a cyclone killed 70,000 people in Calcutta, India. Calcutta is in a "very high damage risk" cyclone zone, although this was an especially powerful one.

In 1888, by the time he was 34 years old, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1909, by the time he was 55 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1914, in the year of James Whitmore Preston, Jr.'s passing, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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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
c. 1896 - Nov 1, 1914
c. 1907 - May 9, 1941
c. 1902 - Nov 15, 1942

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1853 - Unknown
1891 - Unknown

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