Walter Foote (1921 - 1987)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Walter Foote’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Walter so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Walter’s biography.

Walter Foote Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Walter Foote and his immediate Foote family. Add to Walter Foote's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Walter.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Walter Foote? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Greenbank, Island County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Walter finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Walter attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Walter did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Walter Foote is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Walter's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Walter's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Walter a religious man? Add Walter’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Walter during various points of his life.

Timeline

1921 - In the year that Walter Foote was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1959 - He was 38 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1970 - At the age of 49 years old, Walter was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1976 - By the time he was 55 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1987 - In the year of Walter Foote's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

Walter Foote Family Tree

Who was Walter’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Walter’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Walter's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Walter Foote
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Walter's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Walter Foote is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Walter Foote died in April 1987 at 65 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on August 21, 1921. We have no information about Walter's immediate family. We know that Walter Foote had been residing in Greenbank, Island County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Walter Foote? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Walter is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Walter Foote

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources