When William A Foster was born on 13 January 1862, in Michigan, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Foster, was 24 and his mother, Jane Bacon, was 21. He married Catharine O Niel Coulter on 29 April 1905. He lived in Harris Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 11 December 1944, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gardner Township, Johnson, Kansas, United States.
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.