Cynthia Foster

2 October 1835–2 October 1894 (Age 59)
Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Cynthia

When Cynthia Foster was born on 2 October 1835, in Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Foster, was 50 and her mother, Lois Alderman, was 51. She died on 2 October 1894, at the age of 59.

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Joseph Foster
Lois Alderman
Lyman B. Foster
Melinda Foster
Abby Foster
Harleigh I. Foster
Joseph Spencer Foster
Harriet Foster
Nathan Foster
Rhoda L Foster
Cynthia Foster

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Cynthia Foster in household of Joseph Foster, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cyntha Foster in household of Joseph Foster, "New York State Census, 1855"

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