Mark Ely Foster

Male9 January 1875–7 December 1878

Brief Life History of Mark Ely

When Mark Ely Foster was born on 9 January 1875, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, his father, Mark Foster, was 24 and his mother, Emaline Massey, was 24. He died on 7 December 1878, in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 3.

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Mark Foster
Emaline Massey
John Foster
Boy Foster
Mark Ely Foster
Charles Elsworth Foster
Mary Foster
Emily Foster
Mark Foster
David F Foster
Thomas "Tom" Foster
Edward Glady Foster
William Ray Foster
Hellen Foster

Sources (5)

  • Mark Ely Foster, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Mark Foster, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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Siblings (13)

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World Events (2)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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