Jane Foster

19 June 1820–25 May 1878 (Age 57)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Foster was born on 19 June 1820, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, George Foster, was 36 and her mother, Eleanor Parry, was 40. She married David Bowen on 20 April 1845, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 25 May 1878, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Bowen
Jane Foster
Marriage: 20 April 1845
William Parry Bowen
Eleanor Bowen
George Foster Bowen
Emily Bowen
Eleanor Jane Bowen
John Evans Bowen
Lucy Ann Bowen
Julia Susannah Bowen
David Chalender Bowen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1845Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 11
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 16
    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

    Hostory of David Bowen

    HISTORY OF DAVID BOWEN Author Unknown David Bowen, son of Jane Evans and William Bowen was born in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, August 11, 1823. He was one of 7 children, 3 girls and 4 …

    Sources (41)

    • Jane Foster, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
    • Hattie Ann Bowen in household of Harriett A Kosea Bowen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Eleanor J. Foster in entry for Eleanor Jane Thomas, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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