William Foster (1885 - 1917)

William Foster
1885 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
William Foster was born c. 1885. He died on June 16, 1917 at age 32.
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Foster
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Etaples Military Cemetery Xxii. K. 15a., in France
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Service number: 20/535
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 20th Bn.

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William Foster died on June 16, 1917 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery Xxii. K. 15a., France. He was born c. 1885. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.
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1885 - 1917 World Events

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In 1885, in the year that William Foster was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1893, when he was just 8 years old, 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 1898, William was merely 13 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1909, by the time he was 24 years old, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1917, in the year of William Foster's passing, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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