Louisa F. Riffle

16 August 1861–27 November 1910 (Age 49)
Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Louisa F.

When Louisa F. Riffle was born on 16 August 1861, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jefferson Conrad Riffle, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Heater, was 38. She married John Stephen Foster on 1 August 1882, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Saltlick, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Salt Lick District, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 27 November 1910, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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John Stephen Foster
Louisa F. Riffle
Marriage: 1 August 1882
Nimrod J. Foster
Dottie Mae Foster
Icy Colista Foster
Cell Vaden Foster
Walter Cecil Foster
Clelley Foster
Floda V Foster
Jennie Ethel Foster

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1 August 1882
Lewis, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 2

"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."
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 14

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Riffel or of the Swiss German family names Rüfle, Ruefli, Rüfli, or Rüeffli, all from pet forms of Rudolf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lawisa Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louisa Riffle in household of Jefferson Riffle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa Riffle in household of Elisabeth Riffle, "United States Census, 1870"

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