Cynthia Foster

17 June 1840–
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Cynthia

When Cynthia Foster was born on 17 June 1840, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Noah Foster, was 32 and her mother, Julia Ann Toney, was 22. She married James Harvey Mason on 26 December 1893, in Boone, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sherman District, Boone, West Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey Mason
1843–1905
Cynthia Foster
1840–
Marriage: 26 December 1893
Emily Mason
1871–
James Burton Mason
1874–1957
Matthias Mason
1878–1946
Margaret Mason
1883–
Noah Mason
1884–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1893
Boone, West Virginia, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 23

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Cyntha Mason in household of Harvey Mason, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Synthia Mason, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cinthio Foster in household of James M Foster, "United States Census, 1860"

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