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Dr James William Preston
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1826
Quebec, Canada
Death: unknown
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Death of Dr J W Preston.

It was a great shock to the people of this vicinity, when they read the short paragraph in the RECORD last week, announcing the death of Dr J W Preston, formerly of this village, which occurred at his home in Woburn, Massachusetts, Thursday of last week. His remains were brought here Saturday afternoon and were conveyed to the residence of Frank W Gilford, his brother-in-law, from which place the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Reverend J Bowler of Great Falls, officiating. His remains were placed in the receiving tomb at Trinity Cemetery, at which place he will be buried in the family lot.

Dr Preston was born in 1826, thus making him 67 years, five months and six days old. He came to Plymouth to live in November 1853, and commenced the practice of his profession. He was a graduate of the "old school" of physicians, and being well read and of good judgment, soon obtained a large practice. He followed his profession here for about fifteen years, in which capacity he was very successful. It is said he was one of the best posted physicians in this section. Genial and pleasant in conversation, kind and considerate in practice, he was a great favorite of all, wherever his profession called him. The Doctor was at one time proprietor of the Plymouth House, the brick building that stood where the Kidder building now stands. Hotel business not suiting his taste, he sold the property and went to Bristol and opened a drug store, which business he followed for a few years. This he afterwards disposed of and moved his family to Great Falls, now the city of Somersworth, and engaged in the same business, that of druggist. Here he lived for the past eight years, until last September when he sold out his business there and moved to Woburn, Massachusetts, at which place he died of paralysis, April 20th. Dr Preston was married four times. Two of his wives are buried in the family lot in Trinity Cemetery, and one in Andover. His last wife and his daughter, Josephine Winifred, a graduate of the State Normal School of 92 and a teacher in the training school in the Normal department, until called home by the sickness of her father, survives him.

Thus, one by one of the oldest landmarks of Plymouth are passing away, and but a few more years, all will be sleeping in the silent churchyard. >The Plymouth Record, April 29, 1893, v7, no19, p??.
Trinity Churchyard Cemetery
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Created by: BL Hughes
Record added: May 27, 2010
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Dr James William Preston
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