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Margaret Hale Foster
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Birth: Jan., 1891
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1962
Santa Rosa
Guadalupe County
New Mexico, USA

From the Taos News, April 5, 1962 (via


Margaret Hale Foster of Taos died Tuesday in Santa Rosa.

She was the wife of Joseph Foster, well known Taos writer.

Mrs. Foster became ill in Santa Rosa as she and her husband were on their to New Orleans for a vacation.

The Fosters had been residents of Taos for many years. Mrs. Foster had one daughter by a previous marriage.

Funeral services will be held sometime Saturday. For further details contact Hanlon's Funeral Home."

From the Taos News, April 12, 1962 (via


Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Hale Foster, who died April 3, were conducted by the Rev. Bernard L. Short in St. James Episcopal church, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers were: David Fresquez, Meliton Struck, Esquipula Sanchez, Tom Martinez, Judson Crews and Elisha Randall.

Burial was at the Sierra Vista Cemetery by the Hanlon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Foster lay in state at Hanlon Evergreen Chapel until time of services.

Margaret Hale Foster, was the daughter of Prof. William Gardner Hale, who with Prof. Rainey Harper, founded the University of Chicago.

Professor Hale designed and built the classic's building on the university campus. He was considered the greatest Latin scholar America has produced and ranked with Houseman of England. He was also head of the School of Rome for many years.

Margaret Hale was educated in Paris, Rome and London. She also attended Vassar and was a Phi Beta Kappa. Three of her direct ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence.

Her mother was Harriet Swinburne of Newport, R. I. A maternal uncle was William T. Swinburne, admiral of the Pacific Fleet. A cousin Luke MacNamee, was also admiral of the Pacific Fleet. He was the Naval representative at the World War I peace conference. Mrs. Foster's uncle, William C. Brownell, was senior editor at Scribner's Publishing House and was the first to publish Hemingway.

Mrs. Foster's brother was Swinburne Hale, who married Beatrice Forbes-Parkinson. He was an Army intelligence captain in World War I. Her brother, Gardner Hale, was a noted painter and revived the lost art of fresco in paintings in Florence, Italy and New York.

Mrs. Foster is survived by her sister, Virginia Hale of Carmel, Calif., by her daughter, Mrs. Creighton Scott of Vermont and five grandchildren. She is also survived by her husband, Joseph Foster of Ranchos where they had lived for the past 44 years."
Family links: 
  Joseph Foster (1898 - 1985)*
  Ralph Mosher Pearson (1883 - 1958)*
  Paula Hale Pearson Scott (1919 - 2007)*
  Marion Hale Pearson (1922 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Sierra Vista Cemetery
Taos County
New Mexico, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.41545, -105.5686
Created by: Kathleen Clemence
Record added: Sep 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96849066
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