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John Foster
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1826
Death: Sep. 25, 1903

FOSTER, John,
Boyle's Alabama Regt.,
b. 3/22/1826
d. 9/25/1903



CAPT. JOHN FOSTER
Died at His Home in Scranton Yesterday
Capt. John Foster, aged 76 years, a highly respected citizen and resident of this place, died today after a long illness, at his residence on the Pascagoula river.

His wife, Mrs. Olivia Foster, and twelve children survive him. The latter are: Mrs. J.I. Ford, of this city; Mrs. E.L. Silva, of New Orleans; Mrs. E.C. Joullian, of Biloxi, Miss.; Mrs. W.D. Hughes, of this city; Mrs. Dr. William Hosey, of Wiggins, Miss.; Capt. John Foster of Mobile, Ala.; Frank E. Foster, of this city; Charles, Henry, and Alfred Foster, of Biloxi, Miss.; and Misses Eva and Belle Foster, of this city.

Captain Foster was twice married, his first wife being the daughter of the well-known John Grant, who dredged the pass leading to Mobile Bay, which today is known as Grant's Pass. Three children of the union are living. He afterward married Miss Olivia Delmas, a pioneer resident of this section. His wife and nine children by the union survive him.

Captain Foster was a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars. He served in the army during the Mexican War and in both the Confederate Navy and Army during the Civil War.

Published in the Daily Herald (Biloxi) Sept. 26, 1903 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Susan Francis Grant Foster (1826 - 1866)*
  Olivia E Delmas Foster (1842 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  John Grant Foster (1858 - 1947)*
  Ellen Elizabeth Foster Silva (1861 - 1939)*
  Lillie Ophelia Foster Joullian (1865 - 1924)*
  Mary E Foster Ford (1870 - 1936)*
  Susie Foster Hughes (1872 - 1919)*
  Francis E Foster (1874 - 1918)*
  William Henry Foster (1875 - 1955)*
  Charles B. Foster (1877 - 1931)*
  Alfred E Foster (1879 - 1927)*
  Josephine Foster Rourke (1880 - 1950)*
  Josephine Foster Rourke (1880 - 1950)*
  Eva Foster Ford (1884 - 1959)*
  Belle Foster Hurst (1887 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Pascagoula
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Jones
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10152994
John Foster
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Apr. 16, 2015
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- Jones
 Added: May. 16, 2012

- LJH
 Added: Dec. 24, 2010
 
 
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