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Della Jane (Smedley) Foster (1888 - 1984)

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Della Jane (Smedley) Foster
1888 - 1984
Born
March 25, 1888
Death
January 1984
Last Known Residence
Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky 40351
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Della Jane (Smedley) Foster was born on March 25, 1888. Her maiden name is Smedley and she married into the Foster family. She died in January 1984 at 95 years of age. We know that Della Jane (Smedley) Foster had been residing in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky 40351.
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Della Jane (Smedley) Foster passed away in January 1984 at 95 years of age. She was born on March 25, 1888. There is no information about Della's immediate family. We know that Della Jane (Smedley) Foster had been residing in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky 40351.
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In 1888, in the year that Della Jane (Smedley) Foster was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1904, Della was 16 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1937, at the age of 49 years old, Della was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1966, at the age of 78 years old, Della was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1984, in the year of Della Jane (Smedley) Foster's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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