Foster Nunes

9 December 1890–21 November 1962 (Age 71)
Kings, California, United States

The Life Summary of Foster

When Foster Nunes was born on 9 December 1890, in Kings, California, United States, his father, Manual A Nunez, was 27 and his mother, Anna Nunez, was 25. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Edna Williams. He lived in San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1935 and Hanford Judicial Township, Kings, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1916. He died on 21 November 1962, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Armona, Kings, California, United States.

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Foster Nunes
Edna Williams
Violet Sue Nunes
Manuel Faustino Nunes

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
Age 1
Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 19
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Manuel, Jose, Carlos, Francisco, Luis, Mario, Alberto, Domingos, Ricardo, Americo, Ana, Armando. Portuguese Joao, Joaquim, Paulo, Guilherme, Aderito, Fernandes, Ilidio, Vasco, Zulmira.Portuguese and Galician: patronymic from the personal name Nuno .Jewish (Sephardic): Portuguese surname (see 1 above), adopted at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (19)

  • Foster Nunes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Foster Nunes, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Foster Nunez in household of Manual A Nunez, "United States Census, 1910"

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