Mark Ely Foster

9 January 1875–7 December 1878 (Age 3)
Boone, West Virginia, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Mark Foster
1851–1939
Emaline Massey
1850–1888
John Foster
1874–1958
Boy Foster
1887–1887
Foster
1889–1889
Mark Ely Foster
1875–1878
Charles Elsworth Foster
1875–1947
Mary Foster
1876–
Emily Foster
1877–1877
Mark Foster
1878–
David F Foster
1878–1911
Thomas "Tom" Foster
1880–1961
Edward Glady Foster
1882–1964
William Ray Foster
1884–1966
Hellen Foster
1886–1887

Parents and Siblings

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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

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)

  • Mark Ely Foster, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Mark Eli Foster, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Mark Foster, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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