When Wiley S Foster was born on 12 February 1832, in Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Hilery Foster, was 25 and his mother, Hariet Beviel, was 27. He married Mary Ann Bastain on 17 August 1848, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Coal Creek Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 10 November 1879, in New Richmond, Coal Creek Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 47.
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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