Louisa Foster


Brief Life History of Louisa

Louisa Foster was born in 1847, in Indiana, United States as the daughter of Andrew J Foster. She married Thomas Jefferson Bristow on 25 December 1865, in Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Bristow
Louisa Foster
Marriage: 25 December 1865
Jennie Bristow
Sarah Brito
Thomas Bristow
Joseph Bristow
Louise Martha Bristow
John Bristow

Sources (6)

  • Eliza Brito in household of Thomas Brito, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza Foster in entry for Thomas J. Briston, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Eliza Bristow in household of T. J. Bristow, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1865Marion, Indiana, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 4

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


    Age 16

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

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 34

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.

    English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.

    English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

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

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