James William Preston (1918 - 1946)

James William Preston
1918 - 1946
updated February 06, 2019
James William Preston was born c. 1918. He died on January 25, 1946 at 28 years old.
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James William Preston
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Conisbrough (denaby Main) Cemetery Sec. G. Grave 146., in United Kingdom
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Service number: 926054
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 528 Coast Regt.

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James William Preston passed away on January 25, 1946 at 28 years old. He was buried in Conisbrough (denaby Main) Cemetery Sec. G. Grave 146., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1918. We have no information about James's family or relationships.
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In 1918, in the year that James William Preston was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1920, he was only 2 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1924, by the time he was only 6 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1935, when he was 17 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1946, in the year of James William Preston's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Other James Prestons

Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1893 - Nov 22, 1916

Other Prestons

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
Unknown - Aug 18, 1918
Unknown - May 20, 1917
Unknown - Jun 28, 1917
c. 1881 - Jul 19, 1917
Unknown - May 8, 1915
c. 1895 - Apr 9, 1918
c. 1891 - Jun 7, 1917

Other Bios

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
Unknown - Aug 18, 1918
Unknown - May 20, 1917
Unknown - Jun 28, 1917
c. 1881 - Jul 19, 1917
Unknown - May 8, 1915
c. 1895 - Apr 9, 1918
c. 1891 - Jun 7, 1917
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