When Joseph Hyrum Foster was born on 12 September 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, George FOSTER, was 34 and his mother, Jane McCullough, was 25. He married Clarissa Emily Beirdneau on 4 October 1867, in Graham, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Smithville, Pima, Arizona, United States in 1880. He died on 10 March 1898, in Glenbar, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Pima Cemetery, Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States.
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.
Mary Jane Cluff was born on 25 June 1855 in Provo, Utah, Utah Territory to Benjamin and Mary Ellen Foster Cluff. She was the oldest of seven children, three girls and four boys. Her mother, M …