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Daniel Preston

M, #464, b. 25 February 1892, d. December 1983
  • Birth*: Daniel Preston was born on 25 February 1892 at 9 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; image held; 1892 Preston, Daniel ref 282/02 0154; 1892 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee; #154; Daniel Preston; 1892 February twenty-fifth 4h 0m am 9 North Lindsay Street Dundee; m; James Preston powerloom tenter Agnes Preston ms Barr 1877 June 15th Dundee; James Preston father present [Jan 2008].
  • He was the son of James Preston and Agnes Barr.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Daniel Preston married Jessie Milne Miller, daughter of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway, on 3 June 1916 at 13 Inverary Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1916 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 169; 1916 on the third day of June at 13 Inverary Terrace Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church; signed Daniel Preston powerloom tenter bachelor, aged 25, residing 3 Watt Street Dundee, parents James Preston powerloom tenter and Agnes Preston ms Raw; signed Jessie M Whitton jute weaver widow, aged 29, residing 9 Forrest Park Road Dundee, parents William Miller jute factory overseer and Marion Miller ms Conway; signed Walter Richards baptist minister, Alexander Miller, Isabella Wilkie witnesses; registered 1916 June 5th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.1
  • Milit-Beg*: Daniel Preston began military service on 26 April 1942 at Old City Hall Bldg, Elizabeth N 1, Union, New Jersey, USA, ancestry.co.uk US World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942; name Daniel Preston, birth date 25 Feb 1892, residence Union, New Jersey, birth Dundee Scotland, race white, roll WWII_2274273; registration card (men born on or after April 28 1877 and on or before February 16 1897), serial number U1784, name Daniel Preston, place of residence 460 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, Union, NJ, mailing address same, telephone none, age in years 50, place of birth Dundee, date of birth Feb 25 1892, name and address of person who will always know your address Mrs Jessie Preston, 460 Monroe Ave, Elizabeth, NJ, employers name and address Brown-Wheelock, Harris, Stevens, inc. 14E 47th St NYC, place of employment or business 450 West End Ave, New York, NY, NY; I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true Daniel Preston; reverse - registrar's report, description of registrant - race white, height approx 5'7", weight approx 135, eyes blue, hair brown, complexion light; U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.
    About U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    The U.S. officially entered World War II on 8 December 1941 following an attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Just about a year before that, in October 1940, President Roosevelt had signed into law the first peacetime selective service draft U.S. history, due to rising world conflicts. After the U.S. entered WWII a new selective service act required that all me between ages 18 and 65 register for the draft. Between November 1940 and October 1946, over 10 million American men were registered.
    This database is an indexed collection of the draft cards from the Fourth Registration, the only registration currently available to the public (the other registrations are not available due to privacy laws). The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the "old man's registration", was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 - men who were between 45 and 64 years old - and who were not already in the military. [feb 2008]
  • Photograph*: Jessie Milne Miller and Daniel Preston are in this photograph taken say 1957.2
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died in December 1983 at Astoria, Queens, New Jersey, USA, at age 91 most likely record SSN 058-01-3287; IGI, Family Tree Legends, rootsweb [Jan 2008]; extracted record US SSDI; Preston, Daniel; SSn 058-01-3287 applied for in New York; dod Dec 1983; dob 25 1892; residence (2/88 and prior) New York; last residence 9zip) 11105 Long Island City, Queens, NY; Kindred Konnections at www.mytrees.com or kindredconnections.com [feb 2008].

Census Events

Principal2 April 1930Daniel Preston and Jessie Milne Miller appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at 242 North Avenue, Union, Union, New Jersey, USA, Preston, Daniel, head, rented property, rent $44, radio set = y, not living on a farm, white, 38, married, aged 19 when married, has not attended school or college since Sept 3rd 1929, able to read & write, born Scotland, parents born Scotland, English language spoken in the home before coming to the US, immigration to US in 1920, occupation ... at factory, class of worker = w, actually at work yesterday = yes, veteran of US military or naval forces = no; Preston, Jessie, wife - H, f, white, 41, mar, 22 at marriage, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, English, immigrated 1920, able to read & write, no occupation.3
Last Edited: 31 Jul 2018


Father*: James Preston b. c 1856
Mother*: Agnes Barr b. c 1856


  1. [S64] Interview with General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland). General Record Office of Scotland (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriage 1916 St Mary Dundee, ref 169, image held [Jul 2004].
  2. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  3. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Image held; department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930 Population Schedule; State New Jersey, County Union, township Union, enum distr 20/167, supervisors dist no 8, sheet no 1A, enumerated by me on April 2, 1920, Alice S Glendinning enumerator.