Edward Foster

2 October 1884–27 July 1953 (Age 68)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Edward

When Edward Foster was born on 2 October 1884, in Ontario, Canada, his father, John Wesley Foster, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Moira Albertina Rupnow, was 30. He married Mary Pricilla Chidley on 28 September 1910, in Hastings, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Hastings, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 27 July 1953, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Edward Foster
Mary Pricilla Chidley
Marriage: 28 September 1910
John Wesley Foster
Rodney James Foster

Spouse and Children


    Mary Pricilla Chidley


28 September 1910
Hastings, Ontario, Canada


    John Wesley Foster


    Rodney James Foster


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Foster


    Hannah Moira Albertina Rupnow




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World Events (4)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 2

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 22

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 50

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

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)

  • Edward Foster in household of Albertina Foster, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Edward Foster in entry for John Wesley Foster, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Edward Foster in entry for Rodney James Foster, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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