William Thomas Foster (1916 - 1943)

William Thomas Foster
1916 - 1943
updated September 09, 2019
William Thomas Foster was born on December 29, 1916. He died on July 9, 1943 at age 26.
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Rock Island National Cemetery Section E Site 322, Bldg 118 - Rock Island Arsenal, in Rock Island, Illinois 61299
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Service number: 4914091
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd (airborne) Bn.

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William Thomas Foster passed away on July 9, 1943 at age 26. He was buried in Rock Island National Cemetery Section E Site 322, Rock Island, Illinois. He was born on December 29, 1916. There is no information about William's family or relationships.
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In 1916, in the year that William Thomas Foster was born, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1921, William was just 5 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1926, William was just 10 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1936, by the time he was 20 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1943, in the year of William Thomas Foster's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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