John Preston (1882 - 1916)

John Preston
1882 - 1916
updated February 06, 2019
John Preston was born c. 1882. He died on May 5, 1916 at 34 years old.
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Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Vi. F. 32., in Belgium
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Service number: 18383
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 4th Bn.

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John Preston died on May 5, 1916 at 34 years old. He was buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Vi. F. 32., Belgium. He was born c. 1882. We have no information about John's immediate family.
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1882 - 1916 World Events

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In 1882, in the year that John Preston was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1896, John was just 14 years old when on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1900, when he was 18 years old, 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 1907, he was 25 years old when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1916, in the year of John Preston's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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Other John Prestons

1888 - 1954
c. 1890 - Mar 2, 1916
c. 1884 - Dec 17, 1917
c. 1910 - May 28, 1940
c. 1918 - Oct 27, 1943
c. 1922 - Apr 18, 1945
c. 1887 - Oct 22, 1915
c. 1919 - Jul 16, 1944
c. 1913 - Aug 4, 1943
Unknown - Sep 26, 1917
c. 1889 - Jun 16, 1915
c. 1893 - Apr 13, 1918
c. 1879 - Apr 19, 1917
Unknown - Apr 13, 1918
c. 1884 - Jul 30, 1915
c. 1894 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1900 - Feb 19, 1921
c. 1897 - Apr 3, 1918
c. 1915 - Feb 15, 1944
c. 1896 - May 1, 1918

Other Prestons

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
c. 1919 - May 10, 1940
c. 1914 - Dec 7, 1942
c. 1907 - Aug 12, 1943
Unknown - Aug 12, 1919
c. 1879 - Jun 30, 1916
Unknown - Jun 23, 1916

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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
c. 1919 - May 10, 1940
c. 1914 - Dec 7, 1942
c. 1907 - Aug 12, 1943
Unknown - Aug 12, 1919
c. 1879 - Jun 30, 1916
Unknown - Jun 23, 1916
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