Dan Packard Foster

Male11 November 1815–16 August 1893

Brief Life History of Dan Packard

When Dan Packard Foster was born on 11 November 1815, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Job Foster, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Packard, was 26. He married Louisa Maria Doty on 10 May 1837, in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years and Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 August 1893, in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dan Packard Foster
1815–1893
Louisa Maria Doty
1819–1905
Marriage: 10 May 1837
Edwy Wells Foster
1838–1901
Louisa Sophronia Foster
1840–1906
Clarence Franklin Foster
1842–1921
Percy Ringgold Foster
1846–1893
Josephine Florence Foster
1850–1939
Wendall Fremont Foster
1854–1933
Louis Vivian Foster
1857–

Sources (42)

  • Dan P Foster, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Dan P Foster, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Dan Packard Foster, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1837Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

    Age 18

    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 21

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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