Rose E. Foster

Brief Life History of Rose E.

When Rose E. Foster was born on 13 October 1859, in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Benjamin S. Foster, was 29 and her mother, Susan E. Clark, was 19. She married Algernon H. Smith on 13 October 1885, in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and East Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1940. She died on 8 October 1940, in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Algernon H. Smith
Rose E. Foster
Marriage: 13 October 1885
Arthur Vincent Smith
Edith Marguerite Smith

Sources (19)

  • Ellen R Foster in household of Amos P Foster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rose E. Foster, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Rose E. Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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