Perry Leland Foster

31 January 1932–21 August 2009 (Age 77)
Furnas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Perry Leland

When Perry Leland Foster was born on 31 January 1932, in Furnas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Roy Perry Foster, was 28 and his mother, Dena Violet Foster, was 25. He married La Velle Scranton on 21 June 1950, in Polk, Oregon, United States. He lived in Independence, Polk, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 21 August 2009, in Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Perry Leland Foster
La Velle Scranton
Marriage: 21 June 1950

Spouse and Children

21 June 1950
Polk, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Dena Violet Foster




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 12

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Perry Foster in household of Ray P Foster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Perry Leland Foster, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"
  • Perry Leland Foster, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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