James William Foster

18 December 1900–16 August 1936 (Age 35)
Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James William

When James William Foster was born on 18 December 1900, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John William Foster, was 24 and his mother, Maria Wilks Sharp, was 23. He married Lillian May Bushell on 22 July 1924, in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Sculcoates All Saints, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 16 August 1936, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Foster
Lillian May Bushell
Marriage: 22 July 1924
Ruth May Foster
Betty Rose Foster
Helen Maria Foster

Spouse and Children

22 July 1924
Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1909 · Pioneer Park Opens

Age 9

A monument honoring the Provo pioneers and Indian war veterans was dedicated on July 24, 1909, as Pioneer Park opened to the public.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 10

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 (3)

  • Foster Foster, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James William Foster, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • James Foster in entry for Ruth May Foster Rohbock, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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