Fanny Fern Foster

FemaleJanuary 1880–

Brief Life History of Fanny Fern

When Fanny Fern Foster was born in January 1880, in Kansas, United States, her father, Goodell Foster, was 37 and her mother, Madelia "Maddee" Hamilton, was 33. She married William W Davis on 1 September 1904, in Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

William W Davis
1872–
Fanny Fern Foster
1880–
Marriage: 1 September 1904
Helen Davis
1906–1982

Sources (9)

  • Fannie Foster in household of Goodall Foster, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Fannie F Foster, "Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911"
  • Foster in entry for Helen Foster, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1904Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    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.

    1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

    Age 1

    Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 32

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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