Patience Foster

5 May 1815–17 January 1890 (Age 74)
Marcellus, Marcellus, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Patience

When Patience Foster was born on 5 May 1815, in Marcellus, Marcellus, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, William Foster, was 31 and her mother, Patience Earl, was 31. She married Eli Whipple on 7 January 1842, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 17 January 1890, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Whipple
Patience Foster
Marriage: 7 January 1842
Ann Whipple
Marian Whipple
Arthur Whipple
William Whipple
Patience Emma Whipple

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1842Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    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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    Story Highlight

    History of James Bennett BRACKEN Jr (1845-1918) and Marian WHIPPLE BRACKEN (1845-1901) Written by Maude May Bracken Corry (1878-1967) a Daughter

    My father, James Bennett BRACKEN Jr, was born in Hyland, Madison, Illinois on 4 September 1845. He was the oldest son and second child of James Bennett BRACKEN Sr and Sarah HEAD BRACKEN. His parents e …

    Sources (12)

    • Patce Whipple in household of Eli Whipple, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Patience Foster in entry for Ann Whipple Cluff, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Patience Whipple in household of Eli Whipple, "United States Census, 1850"

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