Edward Herbert Foster

24 March 1907–17 March 1954 (Age 47)
Maine, United States

The Life of Edward Herbert

When Edward Herbert Foster was born on 24 March 1907, his father, Frank Shepherd Foster, was 30 and his mother, Cora B Small, was 35. He married Jestina Hodsdon on 12 December 1923, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1910 and Portland Ward 5, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1920. He died on 17 March 1954, in Maine, United States, at the age of 46.

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Edward Herbert Foster
Jestina Hodsdon
Marriage: 12 December 1923
Agnes M Foster

Spouse and Children

12 December 1923
Maine, United States


    Agnes M Foster


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Shepherd Foster


    Cora B Small




    Frederick Foster


    Alonzo Shepard Foster


    Alice M Foster



    Esther L Foster


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 10

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.

Age 13

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Edward Foster in household of Frank S Foster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edward Foster in household of Frank S Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Headstone Application

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