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Beatrice Foster (Michelson)

Death: Died
Cause of death: Car accident
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington , Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Albert Abraham Michelson, Nobel Prize in Physics 1907 and Edna Michelson
Wife of Capt. Festus Finley Foster
Mother of <private> Foster and Jeremy Foster
Sister of Dorothy Michelson and Madeleine Michelson
Half sister of Albert Heminway Michelson; Truman Michelson and Elsa Michelson

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About Beatrice Foster

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Daughter of the first American to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences. Leading figure in the League of Women Voters of Loudoun County, Virginia. Widow of Festus F Foster, CAPT USN who died in France during WWII. Mother of daughter Barbara and son Jeremy. Killed in an automobile accident in winter of 1972-1973.

She enjoyed telling the story that during the voyages to and from her father's Nobel ceremony he allowed her to swing across the rail over the water, to her mother's horror.

Another story was that her husband would ring the doorbell with the Morse code for his initial upon returning home. This led to an embarrassing moment when the ship's communication officer came to call, who rang his hosts' doorbells in the Morse code for their initials, did so while She was in he shower, and she rushed to greet him.


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Beatrice Foster's Timeline

September 9, 1904
Age 32
December 28, 1972
Age 68
Age 67
Arlington, Arlington , Virginia, United States