Mary Katherine Foust

Female5 September 1912–21 February 1999

Brief Life History of Mary Katherine

When Mary Katherine Foust was born on 5 September 1912, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Harry Edney Foust, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Della Smith, was 28. She married Paul H Shaffer on 9 July 1934, in Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Judicial Township 15, Kern, California, United States in 1940 and Boron, Kern, California, United States in 1950. She died on 21 February 1999, in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Lawrence Barrett Jones
Mary Katherine Foust
Marriage: 3 October 1965

Sources (6)

  • Mary K Shaffer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary K Foust, "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Kay Foust - Individual or family possessions: death: 21 February 1999; Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1965Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    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.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 22

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 23

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of Faust .

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

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