Martha Marie Stiller

23 July 1878–9 December 1944 (Age 66)
Berlin, Klein Bennebek, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Martha Marie

Martha Marie Stiller was born on 23 July 1878, in Berlin, Klein Bennebek, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, Germany as the daughter of Stiller and Bernhardt. She married William Foster on 9 November 1898, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 9 December 1944, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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William Foster
Martha Marie Stiller
Marriage: 9 November 1898
John George Foster
Irving R. Foster

Spouse and Children

9 November 1898
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 12

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a calm individual, variant of Still 1.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fish trap in a river ( see Still 2).3 German: habitational name from Still in Alsace.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Foster in household of John Muller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Fouster in household of Will Fouster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Marie Foster, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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