Elliott James Foster

26 February 1850–5 August 1916 (Age 66)
Alexandria, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elliott James

When Elliott James Foster was born on 26 February 1850, in Alexandria, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Foster, was 45 and his mother, Catherine Courter, was 48. He married Sarah Gray on 2 June 1871, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Scott, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 5 August 1916, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elliott James Foster
1850–1916
Sarah Gray
1852–1918
Marriage: 2 June 1871
Clinton Elliot Foster
1878–1956
Viola May Foster
1880–1968
David C. Foster
1883–
Paul Wesley Foster
1885–1886
Harris Benton Foster
1889–1967
Charles James Foster
1896–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1871
Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Foster

    Male1805–1851Male

    Female1802–1875Female

siblings

(8)

    Mary J Foster

    Female1826–1912Female

    John Corter Foster

    Male1833–1872Male

    Harris L Foster

    Male1835–1915Male

    George W Foster

    Male1839–1882Male

    Thomas Benton Foster

    Male1844–1892Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 7

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 17

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 18

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elliott Y ?Aster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elliott J Foster, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Elliot J Foster, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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