William Garland Foster (1879 - 1918)

William Garland Foster
1879 - 1918
updated February 06, 2019
William Garland Foster was born c. 1879. He died on October 14, 1918 at 39 years old.
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William Garland Foster
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William
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Garland
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Foster
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Bucquoy Road Cemetery Ficheux, in France
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Rank: Captain
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: Adjt. 54th Bn.
Honors/awards: M C

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William Garland Foster passed away on October 14, 1918 at age 39. He was buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery Ficheux, France. He was born c. 1879. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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1879 - 1918 World Events

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In 1879, in the year that William Garland Foster was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1884, when he was just 5 years old, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1893, William was merely 14 years old when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1904, William was 25 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1918, in the year of William Garland Foster's passing, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

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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. 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
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1916 - Feb 21, 1945
c. 1918 - Jun 7, 1944
Unknown - Apr 28, 1941
Unknown - Sep 18, 1918
Unknown - Aug 18, 1916

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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
c. 1890 - Sep 15, 1916
c. 1916 - Feb 21, 1945
c. 1918 - Jun 7, 1944
Unknown - Apr 28, 1941
Unknown - Sep 18, 1918
Unknown - Aug 18, 1916
c. 1899 - Jun 9, 1919
c. 1877 - Oct 7, 1940
Unknown - Mar 23, 1918
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