Christina Laurina Katherina (Zeigler) Foutz | 1885-1956
This blog series explores the lives of Foutz ancestors as revealed in their obituaries. Much of this information was gathered during a March 2011 research trip to Tuscarawas and Harrison counties in Ohio.
From the Times-Reporter (Dover/New Philadelphia), Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1956:
What else was going on in the world on Aug. 29, 1956? In the month previous, Ringling Bros. circus hosted its last tent show and Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin performed together for the last time, following a 10-year run. That summer, President Dwight Eisenhower authorized the federal highway system and made “In God We Trust” the country’s official slogan. Burning up the musical charts of late summer 1956 was the single “My Prayer,” by The Platters, as well as a young entertainer named Elvis Presley, whose hits “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” would eventually hit the top (he would perform on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time in the week after Laura’s death).