Olive Foster

31 July 1751–
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Olive

When Olive Foster was born on 31 July 1751, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, John Foster, was 23 and her mother, Rachel Reed, was 21. She married Andrew Comstock on 22 December 1772, in Providence, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Olive? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Andrew Comstock
Olive Foster
Marriage: 22 December 1772
Mary Comstock
William Comstock
Henrietta Comstock
John Comstock
Andrew Comstock
Olive Comstock

Spouse and Children



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America
Age 12
The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair
Age 21
On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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 (15)

  • Olive Foster, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Olive Foster, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Olive Foster, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.