Minnie Mae Foster

17 April 1909–19 July 1985 (Age 76)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Minnie Mae

Minnie Mae Foster was born on 17 April 1909, in North Carolina, United States as the daughter of Meek Foster and Martha Weaver. She had at least 2 sons with Laurance Dixon Styers. She lived in Township 4, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 19 July 1985, in Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kings Mountain, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Laurance Dixon Styers
Minnie Mae Foster
Jack M Styers
Dixon Leroy Styers Sr

Spouse and Children





    Jack M Styers


    Dixon Leroy Styers Sr


Parents and Siblings

    Meek Foster


    Martha Weaver




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 9

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Minnie Styres in household of Lawrence Styres, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minnie M Styers in household of Lawrence D Styers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Mae Foster in entry for Laurance Dixon Styers, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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