William A Foster

Male13 January 1862–11 December 1944

Brief Life History of William A

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.

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William A Foster
Catharine O Niel Coulter
Marriage: 29 April 1905

Sources (5)

  • William A Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William A Foster, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • William Foster in household of Andrew Foster, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1905
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 17

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.


    Age 24

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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