John Preston (1883 - 1916)

John Preston
1883 - 1916
updated February 06, 2019
John Preston was born c. 1883. He died on November 23, 1916 at 33 years old.
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 4 D And 5 B., in France
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Service number: 7084
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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John Preston passed away on November 23, 1916 at 33 years of age. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 4 D And 5 B., France. He was born c. 1883. There is no information about John's immediate family.
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1883 - 1916 World Events

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In 1883, in the year that John Preston was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1892, John was merely 9 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1893, he was just 10 years old when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1904, John was 21 years old when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1916, in the year of John Preston's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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c. 1884 - Dec 17, 1917
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c. 1910 - May 28, 1940
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c. 1918 - Oct 27, 1943
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c. 1922 - Apr 18, 1945
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c. 1894 - Jul 1, 1916
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c. 1900 - Feb 19, 1921
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c. 1897 - Apr 3, 1918
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c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
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Unknown - Sep 6, 1916
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Unknown - May 3, 1917
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c. 1898 - Apr 11, 1918
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Unknown - Aug 18, 1918
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Unknown - May 20, 1917
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c. 1881 - Jul 19, 1917
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Unknown - May 8, 1915
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c. 1895 - Apr 9, 1918
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c. 1891 - Jun 7, 1917
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c. 1919 - May 10, 1940
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c. 1914 - Dec 7, 1942
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c. 1907 - Aug 12, 1943
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c. 1879 - Jun 30, 1916
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Unknown - Jun 23, 1916
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c. 1878 - Oct 6, 1916
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c. 1922 - Jun 25, 1942
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c. 1916 - Jul 14, 1943

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c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
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Unknown - Sep 6, 1916
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Unknown - May 3, 1917
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c. 1898 - Apr 11, 1918
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Unknown - Aug 18, 1918
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Unknown - May 20, 1917
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Unknown - Jun 28, 1917
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c. 1881 - Jul 19, 1917
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Unknown - May 8, 1915
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c. 1895 - Apr 9, 1918
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c. 1891 - Jun 7, 1917
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c. 1919 - May 10, 1940
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c. 1914 - Dec 7, 1942
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c. 1907 - Aug 12, 1943
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Unknown - Aug 12, 1919
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c. 1879 - Jun 30, 1916
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Unknown - Jun 23, 1916
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c. 1878 - Oct 6, 1916
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c. 1922 - Jun 25, 1942
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c. 1916 - Jul 14, 1943
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