Joseph Foggin

18 Feb 1888 - 7 Aug 1964

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18 Feb 1888 - 7 Aug 1964
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JOSEPH & FLORENCE FOGGIN Name:Joseph Foggin Born:18 Feb. 1888 Place:Acomb, Yorkshire, England Parents:Thomas Foggin Mary Powell Died:7 Aug. 1964 Married:1 June 1912 Place:Lethbridge, Alberta Spouse:Florence Binns Born:14 June 1888 Place:Stillingfleet, York, England Parents:Joseph Binns Zilla Watters
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Joseph Foggin


Archmount Cemetery

2682-2720 Westside Dr W
Lethbridge, Division No. 2, Alberta


September 13, 2013


September 12, 2013

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JOSEPH & FLORENCE FOGGIN Name:Joseph Foggin Born:18 Feb. 1888 Place:Acomb, Yorkshire, England Parents:Thomas Foggin Mary Powell Died:7 Aug. 1964 Married:1 June 1912 Place:Lethbridge, Alberta Spouse:Florence Binns Born:14 June 1888 Place:Stillingfleet, York, England Parents:Joseph Binns Zilla Watterson Died:31 Dec. 1971 Children:Joseph Powell Foggin b. 4 Nov. 1914 Aetna, Alberta d. 10 Jan. 1982 s. Dorinda June Swansen George Foggin b. 27 June 1919 Del Bonita, Alberta d. 9 May 2012 s. Beth W. Strate John Christopher William Foggin b. 25 Dec. 1928 Del Bonita, Alberta d. 26 June 1988 s. Muriel Grace Schlacter (div) s. Julene Marilyn Kroeker Joseph Foggin was born in Acomb, Yorkshire, England on February 18, 1888 to Thomas Foggin and Mary Powell. His father was a coachman. Joseph was the 8th of 11 children. He was educated in Acomb, England. When he was old enough, Joe went to work on a farm in Leeds, England. While he was on this farm he met and courted Florence Binns. Joseph made many friends, one was Ernest Dalton. Ernie came to Canada and when he went back to England, he told Grandpa that Canada was the place to be. Grandpa and Ernie came to Canada together in 1910. They worked their way across Canada on farms and or any job they could find that brought them out west. They arrived in Lethbridge in 1911, where they worked until the lease land was open for homesteads. Grandpa was 5 feet 7 inches tall, with dark brown hair and grey eyes. The year after Grandpa and Ernie arrived in Canada, Florence Binns and Ernie’s girlfriend came to Canada. Florence and Joseph were married in Lethbridge, Alberta on the 1st of June 1912, so was Ernie Dalton and his girlfriend. They moved to Del Bonita and homesteaded. On April 8, 1912 people started to line up at the Land Office in Lethbridge to get land in southern Alberta. The problem was that the land opportunity didn’t start until May 1st. The Mayor and town decided to give out numbers at a cost of one dollar, so that they could come back on the first of May and line up again in the same order. This turned out well with a peaceful land rush. In order to keep the land, they had to live on it for six months out of the year, and break 30 acres of ground in the first three years. Horses were needed most, and they pooled horses, because it took six to pull a breaking plow. Grandpa and Grandma both worked part time for ranchers, and Grandma worked as a nurse/midwife to make money to buy horses, cattle and other needs. Florence was a nurse and delivered many of the babies on the lease as it was referred to. She was a good nurse, but stern. She had a horse and a single buggy so she could get around to deliver babies, and to nurse the sick when necessary. Joseph’s cattle pasture was next to the border and he kept losing cattle. He went and accused the Indians that lived in Montana of stealing his cattle. They threatened to kill him and he had to fight them off with the singletree from his wagon. When he got home, he took all his cattle and sold them, and never had cattle again. Their first son Powell was born 4 November, 1914, second son George was born 27 June 1919, followed by third son John Christopher William on 25 December 1928. World War One came along and in 1916 Grandpa left his wife and his small son Powell and went off to war. His brother James joined him. Grandpa was in the Princess Patricia Light Infantry, and was gone for two years. He was in the cavalry and drove the leaders around. Grandpa said that the man in charge of the stables made the men clean out the stables with their hands, they were not allowed to use forks or shovels. Sound gross to me. In 1922 they built a new house and barn. At times Grandma would take in boarders, 3 school teachers and a United Church Minister. In 1931 the Old Timer’s Association was organized. Grandpa served as Vice President, and they both served on the school board at different times. Grandpa decided the community needed a place for recreation, so he and his sons Powell, George, and Chris built a dance hall. In the spring of 1939 they purchased the land just east of the Fisher Store from Stanley Weiss. As soon as spring seeding was finished they started to build the hall. The community came out to help pour cement for the basement. They decided a Quonset type building would be best. The hall was 40 feet by 60 feet, and was built quickly with so many volunteers helping out. Dad (George) said the worst job was laying the hardwood floor. His knees were so sore he could hardly walk. The first dance was held in the open air on the sub floor in August 1939. Gas lamps were hung to light up the dance floor. The Anderson Sisters Orchestra provided the music for this first dance. After it was completed they got a power plant put under the front porch to provide light. Everyone brought their children to the dances. When the children got tired they were put to bed on quilts behind the piano or by the stove in the basement. They sold hot dogs, gum, candy, cigarettes, coffee, and pop. Music was usually provided by the locals. Dad and Mom’s (George & Beth) wedding dance was held there in October 1940. The New Years Eve Dance in 1946 was a long one. A blizzard came up and so the orchestra moved to the basement close to the furnace – piano and all – to play. They played till the early morning when the blizzard finally quit. Grandma and Grandpa Foggin went back to England for a visit in 1937. They sailed on the Queen Mary and arrived at Southampton England on December 20th. They came back on the Queen Mary arriving at the New York port on April 4th, 1938. They sold the farm in 1947, and moved to Lethbridge. When they moved to Lethbridge they bought a large house near the brewery and Grandma took in boarders. Grandma could bend over and touch her hands to the floor with no trouble. She would never bend her knees when getting things out of the bottom drawers and Grandpa always commented that she’s showing off her knickers again. Next they moved to 5 acres just on the outskirts of Lethbridge. Grandma had a large garden that was great. This is where I stayed while going to beauty school. I would make a breakfast sandwich for me and Grandpa in the morning. He really seemed to appreciate it, but Grandma didn’t like them. I know he loved me even though he never said it. I wish he had been more talkative and I could have found out more about his life. Grandpa was a gentle man who never had much to say. He always watched the evening news on their little black and white television, and usually ate supper there. Grandpa always like his meals on time, and he always had to have potatoes at least once a day. My Grandpa Joseph was the world’s worst driver. When we drove anywhere I spent a lot of time on the floor in the back, in fear. It didn’t matter if we were coming off a side street or on the main street, Grandpa always said he had the right of way, and he would just go through, with people honking at him. Grandma just sat placidly beside him and never said a word. I think God must have had a big sign over Grandpa’s car that said “LOOK OUT”, because he never had an accident. Joseph Foggin died on August 7th, 1964 at the age of 76. Florence (Binns) Foggin died on December 31, 1971 at the age of 83. They had fifteen grandchildren and twenty eight great-grandchildren. They are both buried in Lethbridge. By: His granddaughter Winona Foggin Thomas

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Joseph Foggin was born on 18 Feb 1888
Joseph Foggin was 11 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
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Joseph Foggin was 16 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
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Joseph Foggin was 24 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
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Joseph Foggin was 42 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
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Joseph Foggin was 43 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Joseph Foggin was 57 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
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Joseph Foggin was 65 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
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Joseph Foggin died on 7 Aug 1964 at the age of 76
Grave record for Joseph Foggin (18 Feb 1888 - 7 Aug 1964), BillionGraves Record 5106343 Lethbridge, Division No. 2, Alberta, Canada