Harriet Foster

19 January 1842–6 May 1897 (Age 55)
Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Foster was born on 19 January 1842, in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph George Foster, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Smith, was 29. She married William Grant on 25 December 1859, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 6 May 1897, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Grant
Harriet Foster
Marriage: 25 December 1859
Henrietta Grant
Louisa Grant
Lizzie B Grant
William Foster Grant
Sarah Foster Grant
Eliza Jane Grant
Priscilla Grant
Harriett Grant
Mary Ellen Grant
Esther Foster Grant
George Foster Grant
Joseph Foster Grant
Minnie Jemima Grant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1859Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 12
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Harriet Foster Grant 1842

    Harriett Foster Grant By her Daughter, Harriett Foster Grant Hendrickson Harriett Foster Grant was born 19 Jan 1842 in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England. She was the daughter of George and Sar …

    Sources (40)

    • Harriett Grant in household of William Grant, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriet Foster in entry for Eliza Jane Grant Jackson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Harriot Foster in household of George Foster, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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