Ervin Melvin Foster

Male14 March 1907–9 April 1978

Brief Life History of Ervin Melvin

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.

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Ervin Melvin Foster
Lena O Neel
Marriage: 15 June 1929
Emma Ervin Foster

Sources (2)

  • Ervin Foster in household of Baxter Neall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ervin Melvin Foster -

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1929
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

    Age 15

    In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.


    Age 20

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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