Harold I Foss

8 January 1895–1964 (Age 68)
Machias, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Harold I

When Harold I Foss was born on 8 January 1895, in Machias, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Irving W. Foss, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Smith, was 30. He married Annie Josephina Nilssen on 8 January 1913, in South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Roque Bluffs, Washington, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1964, in South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 69.

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Harold I Foss
Annie Josephina Nilssen
Marriage: 8 January 1913
Fern A Foss
Elwood S Foss
Albert A Foss
Edgar I Foss

Spouse and Children


    Annie Josephina Nilssen


8 January 1913
South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States


    Fern A Foss



    Albert A Foss


    Edgar I Foss


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 3

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Fosse .2 Danish: from fos, vos ‘fox’; a nickname for a sly or cunning person or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a fox.3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named from Old Norse fors ‘waterfall’, examples of which are found throughout Norway.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold I Foss in household of Irving W Foss, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harold I Foss, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold I Foss, "United States Census, 1930"

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