David William Foster (1888 - 1917)

David William Foster
1888 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
David William Foster was born c. 1888. He died on December 22, 1917 at age 29.
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Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Viii. I. 136., in France
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Service number: 41718
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (liverpool Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 23rd Bn.

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David William Foster passed away on December 22, 1917 at 29 years old. He was buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Viii. I. 136., France. He was born c. 1888. We have no information about David's family.
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1888 - 1917 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that David William Foster was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1892, he was just 4 years old when on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1898, he was merely 10 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1903, David was just 15 years old when the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1917, in the year of David William Foster's passing, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

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Other Fosters

c. 1905 - Jun 7, 1945
c. 1886 - Aug 14, 1917
c. 1868 - Sep 7, 1940
Unknown - Dec 31, 1944
c. 1912 - Jan 22, 1941
c. 1938 - Aug 6, 1944
c. 1924 - Oct 29, 1944
c. 1919 - Jun 7, 1943
c. 1914 - Nov 27, 1943
c. 1915 - May 10, 1944
c. 1918 - Feb 26, 1942
c. 1911 - Oct 14, 1939
c. 1894 - Oct 11, 1917
c. 1923 - Dec 15, 1944
c. 1915 - Nov 3, 1944
c. 1910 - Oct 2, 1941
Unknown - Feb 3, 1942
Unknown - Sep 12, 1944
c. 1891 - Apr 14, 1917
Unknown - Dec 7, 1942

Other Bios

c. 1905 - Jun 7, 1945
c. 1886 - Aug 14, 1917
c. 1868 - Sep 7, 1940
Unknown - Dec 31, 1944
c. 1912 - Jan 22, 1941
c. 1938 - Aug 6, 1944
c. 1924 - Oct 29, 1944
c. 1919 - Jun 7, 1943
c. 1914 - Nov 27, 1943
c. 1915 - May 10, 1944
c. 1918 - Feb 26, 1942
c. 1911 - Oct 14, 1939
c. 1894 - Oct 11, 1917
c. 1923 - Dec 15, 1944
c. 1915 - Nov 3, 1944
c. 1910 - Oct 2, 1941
Unknown - Feb 3, 1942
Unknown - Sep 12, 1944
c. 1891 - Apr 14, 1917
Unknown - Dec 7, 1942
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