William Albert Foster (1888 - 1917)

William Albert Foster
1888 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
William Albert Foster was born c. 1888. He died on October 9, 1917 at age 29.
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William Albert Foster
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Foster
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Dozinghem Military Cemetery Ix. J. 11., in Belgium
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Service number: 120
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Guards
Unit/ship/squadron: 3rd Coy.

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William Albert Foster passed away on October 9, 1917 at age 29. He was buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery Ix. J. 11., Belgium. He was born c. 1888. We have no information about William's immediate family.
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1888 - 1917 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that William Albert 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 1890, at the age of merely 2 years old, William was alive when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1894, he was only 6 years old when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1906, he was 18 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1917, in the year of William Albert Foster's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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1866 - Aug 8, 1946
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Jan 14, 1861 - Unknown
1832 - 1888
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c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921
Unknown - May 17, 1916
Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943
Unknown - Nov 1, 1918
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1944
Unknown - Sep 23, 1939
c. 1893 - Aug 14, 1915
c. 1919 - Dec 22, 1942
Unknown - Apr 9, 1917
c. 1895 - Sep 12, 1916
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942

Other Fosters

c. 1920 - Dec 5, 1941
c. 1924 - Sep 2, 1944
c. 1913 - Mar 9, 1942
c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
c. 1889 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1914 - Apr 7, 1945
c. 1914 - Apr 15, 1941
c. 1897 - Oct 9, 1917
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917
1895 - Apr 11, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 22, 1915
c. 1917 - Nov 19, 1941
c. 1897 - Jan 8, 1917
c. 1890 - Jul 7, 1916
c. 1891 - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1910 - Feb 24, 1947

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c. 1920 - Dec 5, 1941
c. 1924 - Sep 2, 1944
c. 1913 - Mar 9, 1942
c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
c. 1889 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1914 - Apr 7, 1945
c. 1914 - Apr 15, 1941
c. 1897 - Oct 9, 1917
Unknown - Nov 30, 1917
1895 - Apr 11, 1918
c. 1894 - Apr 22, 1915
c. 1917 - Nov 19, 1941
c. 1897 - Jan 8, 1917
c. 1890 - Jul 7, 1916
c. 1891 - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1910 - Feb 24, 1947
c. 1873 - Sep 16, 1918
c. 1898 - Oct 4, 1917
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