Basil Edward Foster

11 July 1919–8 July 1999 (Age 79)
Palatka, Clay, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Basil Edward

When Basil Edward Foster was born on 11 July 1919, in Palatka, Clay, Arkansas, United States, his father, Ruben Elmer Foster, was 33 and his mother, Edna Lula Edwards, was 23. He had at least 1 son with Rachel A March. He lived in Brown Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Kilgore Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 8 July 1999, in Randolph Township, Desha, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Black Cemetery, Success, Clay, Arkansas, United States.

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Basil Edward Foster
Rachel A March
Dwight Edward Foster

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 3

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Bassel Footer in household of R E Footer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Foster in household of Elmer Foster, "United States Census, 1920"

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