William Foster

(1866 - 1950)

A photo of William Foster
William Foster
1866 - 1950
Born
1866
Death
1950
Caston, Australia
Last Known Residence
Caston, Australia
Summary
William Foster was born in 1866. He was born to William Foster and Not Known Tuffnell Foster. He died in 1950 in Caston, Australia at 84 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell William's life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that William is always remembered.
Biography
William Foster
Most commonly known name
William Foster
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Caston, Australia
Last known residence
Male
Gender
William Foster was born in
Birth
William Foster died in in Caston, Australia
Death
William Foster was born in
William Foster died in in Caston, Australia
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different William Foster?
View other bios of people named William Foster

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about William.

Share William's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

William Foster passed away in 1950 in Caston, Australia at 84 years old. He was born in 1866. He was born to William Foster and Not Known Tuffnell Foster.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during William's lifetime.

In 1866, in the year that William Foster was born, on May 10th, the "banker's bank" - London bank Overend, Gurney and Company - collapsed, beginning the Panic of 1866. Unemployment went up to 8% and wages went down. Only about 16% of joint-stock companies - a company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders - weathered the Panic.

In 1877, when he was only 11 years old, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1902, William was 36 years old when the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1923, at the age of 57 years old, William was alive when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1950, in the year of William Foster's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

Other William Fosters

Bio
Mar 1, 1971 - Unknown 1971 - Unknown
Bio
1866 - Aug 8, 1946 1866 - 1946
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Jan 14, 1861 - Unknown 1861 - Unknown
Bio
1832 - 1888 1832 - 1888
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
c. 1895 - Apr 5, 1921 1895 - 1921
Bio
Unknown - May 17, 1916 Unknown - 1916
Bio
Dec 29, 1916 - Jul 9, 1943 1916 - 1943
Bio
Unknown - Nov 1, 1918 Unknown - 1918
Bio
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1944 1918 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Sep 23, 1939 Unknown - 1939
Bio
c. 1893 - Aug 14, 1915 1893 - 1915
Bio
c. 1919 - Dec 22, 1942 1919 - 1942
Bio
Unknown - Apr 9, 1917 Unknown - 1917
Bio
c. 1895 - Sep 12, 1916 1895 - 1916
Bio
c. 1919 - Nov 10, 1942 1919 - 1942
Bio
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944 1917 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944 Unknown - 1944
Bio
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942 1884 - 1942

Other Fosters

Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1879 - 1950 1879 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1875 - 1950 1875 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1869 - 1950 1869 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1911 - 1950 1911 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1865 - 1950 1865 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1880 - 1950 1880 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown

Other Bios

Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1871 - 1950 1871 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1865 - 1950 1865 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1870 - 1950 1870 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1930 - 1950 1930 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1873 - 1950 1873 - 1950
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
Unknown - Unknown Unknown - Unknown
Bio
1879 - 1950 1879 - 1950
Bio
1903 - 1950 1903 - 1950
Bio
1880 - 1950 1880 - 1950
Miners And Prospectors: Photos Of A Tough Life
Black lung, cave-ins, noxious gases, low wages, owing your soul to the company store . . . mining has always been a diffic...
Media Mogul William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst was born on April 29th 1863 in San Francisco California during the the middle of the Civil War. H...
The Greatest Show On Earth - The Circus
There are jeers (from people who object to the use of animals) and cheers (from people who remember the circuses of their ...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top