Sylva Louise Foster

28 October 1935–24 October 2011 (Age 76)
Bogota, Jasper, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sylva Louise

When Sylva Louise Foster was born on 28 October 1935, in Bogota, Jasper, Illinois, United States, her father, Perry Elza Foster, was 43 and her mother, Grace Verna Pierce, was 39. She married LeRoy Alfred Slane on 28 April 1953. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in South Muddy Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1983. She died on 24 October 2011, in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

LeRoy Alfred Slane
Sylva Louise Foster
Marriage: 28 April 1953
Ronald LeRoy Slane

Spouse and Children

28 April 1953


Parents and Siblings


    Grace Verna Pierce




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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Age 7

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

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)

  • Sylvia Foster in household of Perry Foster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sylva Louise Slane, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Sylvia Louise Slane, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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