Annabelle Foster

8 January 1923–11 April 1996 (Age 73)
Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of Annabelle

When Annabelle Foster was born on 8 January 1923, in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States, her father, John Verna Ester Foster, was 31 and her mother, Loretta Elizabeth Welch, was 25. She died on 11 April 1996, at the age of 73, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rodger William Thomas
1918–2012
Annabelle Foster
1923–1996

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Verna Ester Foster

    Male1891–1976Male

    Loretta Elizabeth Welch

    Female1897–1941Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Anna Belle Foster in household of Verne Foster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Annabelle L Foster in household of Verna E Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Annabelle Foster Thomas in entry for Rodger William Thomas, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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