George Ward Foster

13 March 1876–13 November 1933 (Age 57)
Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of George Ward

George Ward Foster was born on 13 March 1876, in Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada as the son of William Foster and Mary Owens. He married Eva Jane Soper on 24 June 1903, in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada. He died on 13 November 1933, in Whitby, Durham, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 57.

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George Ward Foster
Eva Jane Soper
Marriage: 24 June 1903

Spouse and Children

24 June 1903
Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    William Foster


    Mary Owens




World Events (3)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 10

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 30

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • George Ward Foster, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • George Ward Foster, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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