William Augustus Portman Foster (1887 - 1914)

William Augustus Portman Foster
1887 - 1914
updated February 06, 2019
William Augustus Portman Foster was born c. 1887. He died on November 11, 1914 at 27 years old.
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William Augustus Portman Foster
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William
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Augustus Portman
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Foster
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Niederzwehren Cemetery Iii. G. 7., in Germany
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Rank: Captain
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

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William Augustus Portman Foster passed away on November 11, 1914 at 27 years old. He was buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery Iii. G. 7., Germany. He was born c. 1887. There is no information about William's family.
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1887 - 1914 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that William Augustus Portman Foster was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1892, by the time he was merely 5 years old, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1894, at the age of just 7 years old, William was alive 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 1909, William was 22 years old when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1914, in the year of William Augustus Portman Foster's passing, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

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c. 1889 - Oct 13, 1915
c. 1914 - Apr 7, 1945
c. 1914 - Apr 15, 1941
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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. 1898 - Oct 4, 1917
c. 1917 - May 29, 1945
c. 1924 - Apr 23, 1944
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c. 1910 - Jul 4, 1945

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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
c. 1917 - May 29, 1945
c. 1924 - Apr 23, 1944
Unknown - Aug 21, 1941
c. 1910 - Jul 4, 1945
c. 1896 - Mar 20, 1941
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