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Melvin Allan Foss
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1844
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1926
North Mankato
Nicollet County
Minnesota, USA

Melvin A. Foss was born in Vermont to Nathaniel (a pioneer settler of Faribault County Minnesota) and Fanny Foss. He married Sarah Ann Nelson on October 9, 1863 in Mankato Minnesota and on December 15, 1863 enlisted in the 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Co H, which included two of his brothers-in-law; Albert and Alexander Nelson. He served under Major Henry Rose fighting the Sioux Indians in the Dakota Territory.

During his life he was a farmer in Verona Township of Faribault County, hotel proprietor in Lake Crystal Minnesota, and a home painter in Mankato.

He was said to have been well loved by his friends and family. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frances Allen Foss (1801 - 1872)
  Nathaniel Foss (1802 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann Nelson Foss (1845 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Melvin Edward Foss (1864 - 1936)*
  Frank E Foss (1867 - 1940)*
  George E Foss (1870 - 1932)*
  Frederick Franklin Foss (1872 - 1967)*
  Elmer Jay Foss (1874 - 1945)*
  Emery Jed Foss (1874 - 1939)*
  Marie Jane Foss Lusk (1879 - 1944)*
  Fanny Foss (1882 - 1884)*
  Cora Belle Foss Kern (1885 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Mankato
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: C10, #21
 
Created by: Jill G.
Record added: Apr 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36373981
Melvin Allan Foss
Added by: Jill G.
 
Melvin Allan Foss
Added by: Jill G.
 
Melvin Allan Foss
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- John Glassford
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014
God bless you and thank you for your honorable, selfless service. This We'll Defend. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Aug. 28, 2014

- Shock
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
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