William Foster (1897 - 1918)

William Foster
1897 - 1918
updated February 06, 2019
William Foster was born c. 1897. He died on April 11, 1918 at 21 years of age.
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Chocques Military Cemetery Vi. A. 32., in France
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Service number: 14281
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (liverpool Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 4th Bn.
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William Foster died on April 11, 1918 at 21 years old. He was buried in Chocques Military Cemetery Vi. A. 32., France. He was born c. 1897. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.
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1897 - 1918 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that William Foster was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1900, he was only 3 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1907, at the age of merely 10 years old, William was alive when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1918, in the year of William Foster's passing, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

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

Other Fosters

c. 1920 - Nov 24, 1942
Unknown - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1920 - Jun 8, 1941
c. 1915 - Feb 14, 1945
c. 1888 - Oct 9, 1917
c. 1920 - Dec 5, 1941
c. 1924 - Sep 2, 1944
c. 1913 - Mar 9, 1942
c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
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

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c. 1920 - Nov 24, 1942
Unknown - Mar 24, 1918
c. 1920 - Jun 8, 1941
c. 1915 - Feb 14, 1945
c. 1888 - Oct 9, 1917
c. 1920 - Dec 5, 1941
c. 1924 - Sep 2, 1944
c. 1913 - Mar 9, 1942
c. 1874 - Apr 10, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 6, 1941
c. 1887 - Nov 11, 1914
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
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