William Henry Foster

about 1846–before 1890 (Age 44)
Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Foster was born about 1846, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, Eddley Foster, was 22 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Sprague, was 25. He married Margaret Addie Angel on 27 February 1872, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1890, at the age of 43.

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William Henry Foster
Margaret Addie Angel
Marriage: 27 February 1872
Tappen Earl Foster
Charles Foster
Glenn Angel Foster
Edna Pearl Foster
Roy Stevens Foster
Minnette E. Foster

Spouse and Children

27 February 1872
Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Tappen Earl Foster


    Charles Foster


    Glenn Angel Foster


    Edna Pearl Foster



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Rebecca Sprague




World Events (8)


Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Tracy in household of John Angell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Foster in household of Mary B Foster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Foster, "United States Census, 1880"

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