William John Foster (1866 - 1918)

William John Foster
1866 - 1918
updated July 24, 2019
William John Foster was born c. 1866. He died on September 1, 1918 at 52 years of age.
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William John Foster
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William
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John
Middle name
Foster
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Nunhead (all Saints) Cemetery Screen Wall. 149. 12263., in United Kingdom
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Service number: 26892
Rank: Private
Regiment: Duke Of Wellington's (west Riding Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.

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William John Foster died on September 1, 1918 at 52 years old. He was buried in Nunhead (all Saints) Cemetery Screen Wall. 149. 12263., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1866. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.
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1866 - 1918 World Events

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In 1866, in the year that William John Foster was born, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1874, when he was only 8 years old, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1884, William was 18 years old when 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 1904, by the time he was 38 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1918, in the year of William John 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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Other William Fosters

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1866 - Aug 8, 1946
Unknown - Unknown
Jan 14, 1861 - Unknown
1832 - 1888
Unknown - Unknown
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

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

Other Bios

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