Adolph Fosness

10 August 1912–17 March 2003 (Age 90)
Cromwell, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of Adolph

When Adolph Fosness was born on 10 August 1912, in Cromwell, Pierce, Washington, United States, his father, Even Evensen Fosness, was 32 and his mother, Olive Petrine Kristensdatter Blomvik, was 35. He married Mildred Evelyn Cluck on 30 April 1940, in Kitsap, Washington, United States. He lived in Pierce, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 March 2003, in Kent, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, Washington, United States.

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Adolph Fosness
Mildred Evelyn Cluck
Marriage: 30 April 1940

Spouse and Children

30 April 1940
Kitsap, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 4

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads so named, from Old Norse Fornesjar ‘protruding mountain’ from for ‘front’, ‘foremost’ + nesjar, plural of nes ‘headland’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Adolph Fosness in household of Even Fosness, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adolph Fosness in household of Even E Fosness, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Adolph Fosness, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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