William Richard Foster

23 April 1869–18 April 1938 (Age 68)
Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Richard

When William Richard Foster was born on 23 April 1869, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Richard Singleton Foster Jr., was 40 and his mother, Sarah Ann Fleming, was 37. He married Harriett Dora Dugger on 25 December 1893, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 6, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 5, Maury, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 April 1938, in Stiversville, Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stiversville, Maury, Tennessee, United States.

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William Richard Foster
Harriett Dora Dugger
Marriage: 25 December 1893
Helen Hunt Foster
Milton Hunt Foster
Mattie Lou Foster

Spouse and Children

25 December 1893
Maury, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Singleton Foster Jr.





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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • William B Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William R Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wm R Foster, "United States Census, 1900"

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