Anson Jay Foster

30 October 1865–11 January 1932 (Age 66)
Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States

The Life of Anson Jay

When Anson Jay Foster was born on 30 October 1865, in Havana, Mason, Illinois, United States, his father, Judson Rawson Foster, was 30 and his mother, Mellona E Rupert, was 20. He married Flora Minta Ball on 22 April 1908, in Denver, Colorado, United States. He lived in Plainville, Rooks, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 January 1932, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 66.

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Anson Jay Foster
Flora Minta Ball
Marriage: 22 April 1908

Spouse and Children

22 April 1908
Denver, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Judson Rawson Foster


    Mellona E Rupert




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 1

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 20

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.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Anson J Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anson J Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anson J Foster, "United States Census, 1930"

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