Clara Hagan Foster

25 October 1867–27 December 1958 (Age 91)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara Hagan

When Clara Hagan Foster was born on 25 October 1867, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Herman Hagen, was 33 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Swartz, was 19. She married Benjamin Arthur Foster on 21 May 1890. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Porter, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. She died on 27 December 1958, in Valparaiso, Center Township, Porter, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Porter, Westchester Township, Porter, Indiana, United States.

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Benjamin Arthur Foster
Clara Hagan Foster
Marriage: 21 May 1890
Grace A Foster
Lizzie Foster
Grace Foster
Roy E. Foster
Lizzie Foster
Roy Foster
Ada Marie Foster

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21 May 1890


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 1

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Clara Phillips in household of Alrah M Phillips, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clara Foster in household of Art Foster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clara W Hagen in household of Herman Hagen, "United States Census, 1870"

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