Hi Alyssa,The Preston Shute I have in my records, according to the 1930 US Census, Missouri, Greene Co., Springfield, is Preston Shute, age 24, laborer in a grocery store, born in MO, father in England, mother in Germany.Married to Nora (Lewis) Shute, age 20, son Preston H., age 2 8/12.Also on the same page, C.B. Lewis (Colbern), age 30, Marguerite (Shute) Lewis, age 19, same birth information as Preston, and Vivian L. Lewis, age 2 1/2.Also on the same page, James G. Shute, age 53, leatherworker at a Sadlery Co., born in England, Sophia Shute, age 49, born in Germany, Harold Shute, age 10.
Marquerite and Preston are brother and sister, married to Colbern and Nora who are also brother and sister.
California Death Index: Social Security #518037341, Shute, Preston J., Male, Birth date: 10 Feb 1906, Birthplace: Missouri, Death date: 14 Feb 1976, Death Place: Santa Clara.
I have not researched any further, since Preston is not in my direct line.It is his wife, Nora, that my grandmother is related to.Hopefully this will give you some clues to continue your research.