When Ervin Melvin Foster was born on 14 March 1907, in Culp, Baxter, Arkansas, United States, his father, Francis Marion Foster, was 50 and his mother, Nancy Julie Pruitt, was 41. He married Lena O Neel on 15 June 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 9 April 1978, at the age of 71.
English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.
English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.
English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.
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