Margaret Ann Foster

23 January 1840–20 September 1883 (Age 43)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Ann

When Margaret Ann Foster was born on 23 January 1840, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, George Foster, was 29 and her mother, Jane McCullough, was 20. She married Harvey Harris Cluff on 24 January 1856, in Usa, Palau. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 20 September 1883, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Harris Cluff
Margaret Ann Foster
Marriage: 24 January 1856
Harvey H Cluff
Seth M Cluff
George H. Cluff
Margaret Ann Cluff

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  • Marriage
    24 January 1856Usa, Palau
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 16
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Mary Jane Cluff was born on 25 June 1855 in Provo, Utah, Utah Territory to Benjamin and Mary Ellen Foster Cluff. She was the oldest of seven children, three girls and four boys. Her mother, M …

    Sources (15)

    • 1840 U.S. Census, population schedule: Margaret Ann Foster
    • 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule: Margaret Ann Foster
    • Margaret Ann Foster, "Find A Grave Index"

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