John Foster

1850–
North Curry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Foster was born in 1850, in North Curry, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Foster, was 40 and his mother, Harriett Humphrey, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Henry Foster
1810–
Harriett Humphrey
1820–
John Foster
1850–
Jane Foster
1852–
Emma Foster
1854–
James Foster
1856–
Rosa Foster
1859–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 30

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (2)

  • John Foster in household of Henry Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Foster in household of Henry Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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