Dora Ethel Foster

2 February 1893–12 April 1969 (Age 76)
Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma Territory, United States

The Life of Dora Ethel

When Dora Ethel Foster was born on 2 February 1893, in Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma Territory, United States, her father, John Thomas Foster, was 21 and her mother, Ida Bell Fillmore, was 17. She married Walter Clyde Phillips on 14 June 1910. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sweet, Gem, Idaho, United States in 1920 and North Emmett Election Precinct, Gem, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 1969, in Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Clyde Phillips
Dora Ethel Foster
Marriage: 14 June 1910
Thomas Hardy Phillips
Ida Elizabeth Phillips
Harry Raymond Phillips
Mae Marie Phillips

Spouse and Children

14 June 1910


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries - 1907: Ada, Idaho, United States
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Dora E Foster in household of John Foster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora E Foster in household of Thomas J Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora Phillips in household of Clyd Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"

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