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 1860, by the time he was just 6 years old, on December 20th, South Carolina seceded from the United States - the first state to do so. At the time, there were about 4 million people enslaved in the American South.

In 1895, James was 41 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1903, at the age of 49 years old, James was alive when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1914, in the year of James Whitmore Preston, Jr.'s passing, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

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1893 - Nov 22, 1916
around 1918 - Jan 25, 1946
around 1914 - Jan 4, 1944
around 1921 - Sep 11, 1944
around 1895 - Oct 7, 1917
Unknown - Aug 5, 1917
around 1922 - Jan 14, 1944
around 1868 - Dec 27, 1916
around 1890 - Oct 20, 1917
around 1878 - Jan 11, 1919
around 1897 - Nov 2, 1917
around 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
around 1883 - Oct 18, 1918
around 1894 - Apr 14, 1916
around 1868 - Sep 16, 1918
around 1896 - Nov 1, 1914
around 1907 - May 9, 1941
around 1902 - Nov 15, 1942

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1853 - Unknown
1891 - Unknown

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