Butler Foster

10 May 1878–28 May 1964 (Age 86)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Butler

When Butler Foster was born on 10 May 1878, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Foster, was 41 and his mother, Martha Jane Dobbs, was 39. He married Elizabeth Fairchild on 24 May 1919, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Magisterial District 4, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 3, Wayne, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 28 May 1964, at the age of 86, and was buried in Parmleysville, Wayne, Kentucky, United States.

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Butler Foster
Elizabeth Fairchild
Marriage: 24 May 1919
Andy Foster

Spouse and Children

24 May 1919
Wayne, Kentucky, United States


    Andy Foster


Parents and Siblings



    Alvis Crittendon Foster


    Emerson Lafayette Foster





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 14

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Buttler Foster in household of Thomas Foster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Butler Foster in household of Thomas Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Butler Foster in household of Thomas Foster, "United States Census, 1910"

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