William Henry Foster (1898 - 1917)

William Henry Foster
1898 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
William Henry Foster was born c. 1898. He died on November 20, 1917 at 19 years old.
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William Henry Foster
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Henry
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Foster
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Hargicourt British Cemetery I. G. 10., in France
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Service number: 116354
Rank: Private
Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (infantry)
Unit/ship/squadron: 72nd Coy.

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William Henry Foster passed away on November 20, 1917 at age 19. He was buried in Hargicourt British Cemetery I. G. 10., France. He was born c. 1898. We are unaware of information about William's family.
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1898 - 1917 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that William Henry Foster was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1900, he was merely 2 years old when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1909, at the age of just 11 years old, William was alive when the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1917, in the year of William Henry Foster's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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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
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Unknown - May 28, 1915
c. 1895 - Nov 18, 1916
c. 1898 - May 9, 1917
c. 1866 - Sep 1, 1918
Unknown - Apr 28, 1945

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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
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
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