Mozelle Foster

14 June 1907–27 December 2002 (Age 95)
Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mozelle

When Mozelle Foster was born on 14 June 1907, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Cager Foster, was 42 and her mother, Lillie E. Woodruff, was 30. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Joseph Johnson Pettit. She lived in Miami, Dade, Florida, United States in 1935 and Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 27 December 2002, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Pauline, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Joseph Johnson Pettit
Mozelle Foster
Dorothy Petit
Joseph Petit
Harold Petit

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    Dorothy Petit


    Joseph Petit


    Harold Petit


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 7

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 25

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Mozell Pettit in household of Joe J Pettit, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • Mozelle Pettit in household of Jos G Pettit, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mozelle Petit in household of Joseph J Petit, "United States Census, 1940"

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