William Edward Foster (1910 - 1947)

William Edward Foster
1910 - 1947
updated February 06, 2019
William Edward Foster was born c. 1910. He died on February 24, 1947 at 37 years of age.
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William Edward Foster
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Edward
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Foster
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'1717416' Nottingham Northern Cemetery, in 119 H.a.a. Regt."
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Service number: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 377 Bty.

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William Edward Foster died on February 24, 1947 at 37 years old. He was buried in '1717416' Nottingham Northern Cemetery, 119 H.a.a. Regt.". He was born c. 1910. There is no information about William's immediate family.
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1910 - 1947 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that William Edward Foster was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1925, at the age of just 15 years old, William was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1926, when he was 16 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, he was 28 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1947, in the year of William Edward Foster's passing, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

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c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921
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Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943
Unknown - Nov 1, 1918
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1944
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c. 1893 - Aug 14, 1915
c. 1919 - Dec 22, 1942
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c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
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Other Fosters

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
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1879 - Oct 14, 1918
c. 1918 - Sep 10, 1943
c. 1891 - Apr 4, 1918
c. 1913 - Sep 3, 1945
1883 - Sep 11, 1940
c. 1908 - Jun 8, 1940
c. 1880 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Aug 17, 1915
c. 1876 - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1894 - May 27, 1918

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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
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1879 - Oct 14, 1918
c. 1918 - Sep 10, 1943
c. 1891 - Apr 4, 1918
c. 1913 - Sep 3, 1945
1883 - Sep 11, 1940
c. 1908 - Jun 8, 1940
c. 1880 - Nov 18, 1916
Unknown - Aug 17, 1915
c. 1876 - Oct 28, 1914
Unknown - May 3, 1917
c. 1894 - May 27, 1918
c. 1898 - Nov 20, 1917
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