Wesley Ladd Foster (1862 - 1944)

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Wesley Ladd Foster
1862 - 1944
updated February 06, 2019
Wesley Ladd Foster, father to 1 child, was born on May 19, 1862 at Papeete, Tahiti. He was born to Samuel Stratton Foster and Jane Sophia Bambridge, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Wesley's partner was Faauliuli Mailo, and they gave birth to Ada Louisa Foster. He died on August 31, 1944 at Pago Pago, American Samoa at 82 years of age.


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Samuel Stratton Foster
May 27, 1818 - Jan 10, 1880
Jane Sophia Bambridge
Jun 13, 1841 - May 24, 1910

Wesley Ladd Foster & Faauliuli Mailo

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Ada Louisa Foster
Jun 10, 1892 - 1957


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Wesley Ladd Foster, father to 1 child, died on August 31, 1944 at Pago Pago, American Samoa at age 82. He was born on May 19, 1862 at Papeete, Tahiti. He was born to Samuel Stratton Foster and Jane Sophia Bambridge, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Wesley's partner was Faauliuli Mailo, and they gave birth to Ada Louisa Foster.
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1862 - 1944 World Events

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In 1862, in the year that Wesley Ladd Foster was born, on January 30th, the USS Monitor - an iron hulled steamship - was launched. It was the first of its kind in the United States and was built in response to the rumor that the Confederate states were building an ironclad ship - the CSS Virginia.

In 1875, at the age of just 13 years old, Wesley was alive when on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1916, at the age of 54 years old, Wesley was alive when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1930, he was 68 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1944, in the year of Wesley Ladd Foster's passing, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

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Other Wesley Fosters

Wesley Carl Foster
Mar 31, 1921 - Oct 11, 1981

Other Fosters

Samuel Stratton Foster
May 27, 1818 - Jan 10, 1880
Paul Leon Foster
Jan 19, 1916 - Oct 14, 1988
Broken Arrow, OK, United States
Bedford Leon Foster
Oct 28, 1877 - Sep 13, 1923
Muskogee, OK, United States
William T. Foster
1832 - 1888
Susan Lenora "Lee" Foster - Crenshaw
May 5, 1915 - Feb 27, 2004
Mary Katherine "Tude" Foster - Curtis
Jan 17, 1919 - Jan 12, 2002
Wesley Carl Foster
Mar 31, 1921 - Oct 11, 1981
Florence Edna Duvall Buchanan - Foster
Mar 3, 1922 - Aug 29, 2013
John W. Foster
Feb 2, 1808 - 1893
Sarah Jane Foster
Born: Feb 4, 1854
John Wesley Foster
Died: May 12, 1920
Mary Frances Foster
Jan 24, 1859 - Aug 9, 1939
William Franklin Foster
Born: Jan 14, 1861
Della Alice Foster
Feb 14, 1862 - 1870
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