When Philena Foster was born on 22 October 1807, in Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Baker Foster, was 26 and her mother, Eleanor Ward, was 21. She married Warren Millard on 25 April 1826, in Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 2 November 1884, at the age of 77.
English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.
English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.
English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.