William Foster (1885 - 1914)

William Foster
1885 - 1914
updated February 06, 2019
William Foster was born c. 1885. He died on September 18, 1914 at 29 years of age.
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William Foster
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Foster
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La Ferte-sous-jouarre Memorial, in France
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Service number: 9359
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

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William Foster died on September 18, 1914 at 29 years of age. He was buried in La Ferte-sous-jouarre Memorial, France. He was born c. 1885. We are unaware of information about William's family.
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1885 - 1914 World Events

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In 1885, in the year that William Foster was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1893, at the age of just 8 years old, William was alive when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1899, when he was merely 14 years old, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1901, William was 16 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1914, in the year of William 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. 1899 - Mar 31, 1918
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c. 1896 - Jul 1, 1917
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c. 1890 - Oct 23, 1918
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c. 1920 - May 15, 1941
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c. 1921 - Nov 15, 1942
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