Ella Myrtle Foster

August 1880–1971 (Age 90)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ella Myrtle

When Ella Myrtle Foster was born in August 1880, in Illinois, United States, her father, Richard Foster, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Ann Highfield, was 30. She married John Henry Line on 23 July 1902, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Spring Grove Township, Warren, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Suez Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1971, at the age of 91, and was buried in Mercer, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Line
Ella Myrtle Foster
Marriage: 23 July 1902
John Lawrence Line
Bertha Louise Line

Spouse and Children

23 July 1902
Warren, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Foster


    Nancy Ann Highfield




    Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Foster


    Rosie J Foster


    Fredie R Foster



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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Ella M Lines in household of John Lines, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella Myrtle Line in household of John H Line, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Line in household of John Line, "United States Census, 1920"

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