Dora Foust

1877–1950 (Age 72)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Dora

When Dora Foust was born on 17 August 1877, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, John Wesley Foust, was 26 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Wright, was 25. She married Eli Grotice Coward on 29 November 1893, in Milam, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 5 Green Hill, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Milam, Texas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 February 1950, in Cameron, Milam, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Marlow, Milam, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dora Foust
Eli Grotice Coward
Marriage: 29 November 1893
Clyde Wilkie Coward
Virgil Eli Coward
Jesse Ernest Coward
Lillian Elsie Coward
James Perry Coward
Monta Luther Coward
Hettie Ethel Coward
Anis Coward
Pearl Coward
William Morris Coward
Lula Isabell Coward

Spouse & Children

  • Female1877–1950Female

  • Eli Grotice Coward


29 November 1893
Milam, Texas, United States


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • William Wesley Foust


  • Female1877–1950Female

  • Female1888–1971Female

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 18

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Faust .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Dora Foust in household of John Foust, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dora Coward in household of Ely Coward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora Coward, "United States Census, 1930"

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