Charles Foster

25 April 1875–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Foster was born on 25 April 1875, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Edward Foster, was 34 and his mother, Jane Gasaway, was 33. He lived in Osage Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Foster
1841–1891
Jane Gasaway
1841–1928
Alice Foster
1862–1949
Lucy Alice Foster
1863–1926
Zoe Emma Foster
1863–1945
Emily Foster
1863–
Kezia Francis Foster
1866–
William Harrison Foster
1867–
Asa Gilbert Foster
1871–1958
Albert A. Foster
1873–
Charles Foster
1875–
Nelson Foster
1878–
Edgar Foster
1880–

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World Events (3)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 29

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 56

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

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 (1)

  • Charles Foster in household of John E Foster, "United States Census, 1880"

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