William Henry Foster (1890 - 1916)

William Henry Foster
1890 - 1916
updated July 24, 2019
William Henry Foster was born c. 1890. He died on September 15, 1916 at 26 years old.
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William Henry Foster
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William
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Henry
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Foster
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 11 C And 12 A., in France
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Service number: 34549
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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William Henry Foster died on September 15, 1916 at 26 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 11 C And 12 A., France. He was born c. 1890. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family.
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1890 - 1916 World Events

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In 1890, in the year that William Henry Foster was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1900, by the time he was only 10 years old, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1905, William was merely 15 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1916, in the year of William Henry Foster's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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Unknown - Apr 28, 1941
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Unknown - Aug 18, 1916
c. 1899 - Jun 9, 1919
c. 1877 - Oct 7, 1940
Unknown - Mar 23, 1918
Unknown - May 28, 1915
c. 1895 - Nov 18, 1916
c. 1898 - May 9, 1917
c. 1866 - Sep 1, 1918
Unknown - Apr 28, 1945
c. 1885 - Dec 26, 1915
c. 1915 - Sep 30, 1943

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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
Unknown - May 28, 1915
c. 1895 - Nov 18, 1916
c. 1898 - May 9, 1917
c. 1866 - Sep 1, 1918
Unknown - Apr 28, 1945
c. 1885 - Dec 26, 1915
c. 1915 - Sep 30, 1943
c. 1919 - Apr 14, 1945
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1884 - Dec 7, 1942
Unknown - Oct 18, 1944
c. 1917 - Oct 4, 1944
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