Dora Ethel Foster

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

The Life Summary of Dora Ethel

When Dora Ethel Foster was born on 2 February 1893, in Cushing, Payne, Oklahoma, 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, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. 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, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Emmett, Ada, 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

  • Marriage
    14 June 1910Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    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
    Oklahoma is the 46th state.
    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

    English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dora (Foster) Phillips

    My grandma Dora (Foster) Phillip was a special lady who arrived in the Treasure Valley in a covered wagon. She was a small lady, only 4ft 11in. She met my grandpa, Clyde Phillips at a July 4th celebr …

    Sources (20)

    • Dora E Foster in household of John Foster, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Dora Foster, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Dora E Foster in household of Thomas J Foster, "United States Census, 1910"

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