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William Orville FOSTER

Male 1869 - 1935  (65 years)


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  • Name William Orville FOSTER 
    Born 20 Sep 1869  Rush County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jul 1935  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1935?Rochester News-Sentinel, Rochester, IN: 1995:

      Monday, July 29, 1935

      William FOSTER, aged 65, prominent Fulton county farmer and former trustee of Richland and Rochester townships died at 2:10 o?clock Monday morning at his farm home four miles west of Rochester on the Burton road. Death followed an illness of nine months due to heart trouble.

      The deceased was born in Rush County on September 20, 1870 and was the son of Charles and Sarah FOSTER. He came to Fulton county to reside fifty-three years ago. He was married to Margaret DUDGEON in a ceremony which was performed in this city on February 25, 1894.

      Mr. Foster had a wide acquaintanceship throughout Fulton and surrounding counties. He was prominent in political circles and was twice honored by the Democratic party by election to the office of trustee of both Richland and Rochester townships.

      Mr. Foster was one of the board of canvassers who was named by Judge George STEVENS in December 1934 to recount the votes which were cast in the last general election for the office of county clerk after Dr. Dow HAIMBAUGH had filed a petition in the circuit court contesting the election of his Republican opponent Kline REED.

      Mr. Foster for many years lived on a farm in Richland township. Later he moved to a farm in Rochester township to reside. Mr. Foster was well nown in educational circles. He was a school teacher in Fulton county for twenty-four years.

      Survivors are the widow, four sons Hubert [FOSTER, Mishawaka, George [FOSTER] and Louis [FOSTER], in Waukegan, Ill., and Ora [FOSTER] of this city, six daughters, Mrs. Ruth BRANSTRATOR, Waukegan, Mrs.Ethel KIRKPATRICK, Bremen, Mrs. Margaret KISTLER, Leiters Ford, Mrs. Mabel DREW, Aruba, Dutch West Indies, Mrs. Catherine MOORE and Miss Jean FOSTER, Rochester, two sisters, Mrs. Ollie BIDWELL and Mrs. Jacie BUSSERT, South Bend, and nine grandchildren. A son Charles [FOSTER] preceded his father in death. Mrs. Drew who has been at her father?s bedside for several months left yesterday on her return trip to Aruba.

      The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James LEMERT in charge. Burial will be made in the Reichter Cemetery.
    Person ID I13183  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 

    Family Margaret Emily DUDGEON,   b. 12 Nov 1875, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1945, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1894  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County, Indiana Marriages 1836-1983, A-K, Rochester, IN: 1992:

      Groom/Bride: Margaret E. Dudgeon
      Spouse: William Foster
      Marriage Date: Feb 25, 1894
      Book: F
      Page: 102
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 17:10:02 
    Family ID F5968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart