William John Foster

(1895 - 1916)

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William John Foster
1895 - 1916
Born
c. 1895
Death
November 18, 1916
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William John Foster was born c. 1895. He died on November 18, 1916 at age 21.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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William John Foster
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Munich Trench British Cemetery Beaumont-hamel in France
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Service number: 16363
Rank: Private
Regiment: Border Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.
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William John Foster died on November 18, 1916 at 21 years old. He was buried in Munich Trench British Cemetery Beaumont-hamel, France. He was born c. 1895. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1895, in the year that William John Foster was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1900, at the age of merely 5 years old, William was alive when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1904, William was merely 9 years old when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1916, in the year of William John Foster's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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