Benjamin Franklin Foster

11 March 1882–8 March 1964 (Age 81)
Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Foster was born on 11 March 1882, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, John Samuel Foster, was 25 and his mother, Laura A. Bain, was 21. He married Bertha Mae Smothers in 1920. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Browning Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 March 1964, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Foster
1882–1964
Bertha Mae Smothers
1892–1981
Marriage: 1920
Beatrice M Foster Thomas
1914–
Marie Foster
1915–1930
Ruth Nadine Foster
1927–
Derril Foster
1918–1984
Theda P Foster
1922–
Carl Raymond Foster
1924–1986
Betty Foster
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1920
children

(7)

    Beatrice M Foster Thomas

    Female1914–Female

    Marie Foster

    Female1915–1930Female

    Male1918–1984Male

    Theda P Foster

    Female1922–Female

    Male1924–1986Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Samuel Foster

    Male1856–1919Male

    Laura A. Bain

    Female1860–1934Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 3

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.
1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1904

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ben Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben F Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjamin Foster, "United States Census, 1940"

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