Matilda Foster

Female4 September 1864–

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Foster was christened on 4 September 1864, in Suffolk County Bts, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Foster, was 37 and her mother, Matilda Jolly, was 34. She lived in Needham Market, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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Family Time Line

George Foster
1827–1900
Matilda Jolly
1830–1867
George William Foster
1859–1927
Ellen Foster
1861–
Matilda Foster
1864–

Sources (2)

  • Matilda Foster in household of George Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Matilda Foster, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

1884

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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