Irene Margaret Foster

25 June 1922–2 May 1996 (Age 73)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Irene Margaret

When Irene Margaret Foster was born on 25 June 1922, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Walter Earl Foster, was 29 and her mother, Clara Myrl Copeland, was 25. She married Roland Walter Wiechelman on 11 September 1939. She lived in Cherry, Nebraska, United States in 1935 and Ainsworth, Brown, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 2 May 1996, in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

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Roland Walter Wiechelman
Irene Margaret Foster
Marriage: 11 September 1939

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11 September 1939

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Irene Foster in household of Walter E Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Wiechelman in household of Roland Wiechelman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Irene Foster in entry for Harley Edwin Hartford and Janice Irene Wiechelman Matthies, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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