James Foster (1904 - 1981)

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James Foster
1904 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
James Foster was born on June 3, 1904. He died in May 1981 at 76 years old. We know that James Foster had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98125.


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James Foster died in May 1981 at 76 years of age. He was born on June 3, 1904. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family. We know that James Foster had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98125.
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In 1904, in the year that James Foster was born, 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 1910, at the age of merely 6 years old, James was alive when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1933, when he was 29 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1943, by the time he was 39 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1981, in the year of James Foster's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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James William Foster
around 1887 - Dec 29, 1940
James William Foster
around 1912 - Sep 13, 1942
James William Foster
around 1893 - Feb 12, 1916
James Wesley Foster
around 1898 - Aug 16, 1917
James Travis Foster
around 1883 - Aug 25, 1917
James Thomas Foster
around 1910 - Oct 11, 1942
James Thomas Foster
around 1878 - Oct 15, 1915
James Stanley Foster
around 1917 - Jan 31, 1946
James Sloman Foster
Died: Aug 13, 1915
James Ronald Foster
Died: Sep 9, 1945
James Oliver Foster
Died: Sep 25, 1916
James Millar Foster
around 1879 - Mar 1, 1917
James M. Foster
around 1917 - Oct 26, 1944
James Joseph William Foster
around 1923 - Aug 13, 1944
James John Foster
Died: Mar 18, 1915
James Hyatt Foster
around 1881 - May 4, 1917
James Hugh Foster
around 1897 - Sep 1, 1918
James Henry Foster
Died: May 14, 1915
James Henderson Foster
around 1905 - Jan 6, 1945
James Graham Foster
Died: Apr 9, 1918

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May 16, 1924 - November 1974
Laura M Foster
Oct 9, 1922 - Aug 5, 2004
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Dec 26, 1922 - Mar 14, 2000
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Robert H Foster
Dec 4, 1920 - Jul 25, 1989
Seattle, WA
Jack D Foster
Apr 23, 1922 - Mar 4, 2004
Medford, OR
Dorothy B Foster
May 15, 1921 - Jul 20, 1992
Edmonds, WA
Hildur Foster
Feb 24, 1901 - August 1974
Cathlamet, Washington
Chapin Foster
Apr 30, 1887 - March 1966
James Foster
Jun 7, 1905 - December 1983
Prairie Grove, Arkansas
Kenneth W Foster
Dec 29, 1924 - Apr 9, 1999
Clarkston, WA
Irene Foster
May 7, 1901 - August 1977
Spokane, Washington
Mary Foster
Sep 8, 1920 - December 1984
Mission Viejo, California
James Foster
Jun 7, 1892 - May 1970
Montesano, Washington
Carrie Foster
Feb 18, 1886 - August 1979
Spokane, Washington
Edith L Foster
Jan 31, 1926 - Sep 6, 2007
Toppenish, WA
Inez C Foster
May 7, 1911 - Feb 15, 2009
Springfield, VA
Frances E Foster
Nov 7, 1923 - May 26, 2006
Monterey Park, CA
Alice L Foster
Jul 6, 1925 - Jan 9, 2011
Tacoma, WA
Gerald Foster
Mar 26, 1922 - December 1984
Salem, Oregon
Marceline C Foster
Nov 22, 1924 - Oct 23, 1999
Pasco, WA

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