Melva Foster

20 July 1914–29 July 1998 (Age 84)
Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life of Melva

When Melva Foster was born on 20 July 1914, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, her father, George Edward Foster, was 40 and her mother, Edith Randall Richins, was 33. She married Dale Wilmer Richins on 11 June 1934, in Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 29 July 1998, in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Henefer, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dale Wilmer Richins
1912–2002
Melva Foster
1914–1998
Marriage: 11 June 1934
Meriam Richins
1935–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 June 1934
Summit, Utah, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Female1900–1904Female

    Female1904–1904Female

    Alice Foster

    Female1905–1984Female

    Male1907–1985Male

    Joseph William Foster

    Male1909–2002Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch

Age 2

The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Melva Foster in household of Edith R Richins Foster, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melva Foster Richins in household of Dale Wilmer Richins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melva Foster Richins in household of Dale Wilmer Richins, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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