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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Family Time Line

William Henry Foster
1846–1890
Margaret Addie Angel
1853–1920
Marriage: 27 February 1872
Tappen Earl Foster
1872–1937
Charles Foster
1873–
Glenn Angel Foster
1875–1942
Edna Pearl Foster
1878–1940
Roy Stevens Foster
1880–1943
Minnette E. Foster
1883–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 February 1872
Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

    Tappen Earl Foster

    Male1872–1937Male

    Charles Foster

    Male1873–Male

    Glenn Angel Foster

    Male1875–1942Male

    Edna Pearl Foster

    Female1878–1940Female

    Male1880–1943Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1824–1861Male

    Mary Rebecca Sprague

    Female1821–1883Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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