William Hartar Foster

6 August 1839–10 October 1899 (Age 60)
Selby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Hartar

When William Hartar Foster was born on 6 August 1839, in Selby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Forster, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Frears, was 33. He married Mary Ann Atherton on 25 March 1860. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 October 1899, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William Hartar Foster
Mary Ann Atherton
Marriage: 25 March 1860
Frederick William Foster
Charles Herbert Foster
Alfred Foster
Harry Douglas Foster
John Foster
Daniel Marsden Foster
Eleanor Foster
Margaret Ann Foster
Mary Ann Foster

Spouse and Children

25 March 1860


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Forster


    Mary Ann Frears




World Events (6)

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 3

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Age 4

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 20

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

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)

  • William Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William H Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William H Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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