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Caroline Amelia Bolles Foster
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1830
Litchfield
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1902
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Mrs. Caroline B. Foster
Caroline Bolles was born in Litchfield, Conn., Dec. 14, 1831; married Rev. John O. Foster, now one of the best known and most kindly regarded veterans of Rock River Conference, Dec. 14, 1863, and died, after a brief and painful illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stephen J. Herben, in Roseville, Newark, N. J., Jan. 18, 1902. Both parents were members of Lyman Beecher's church and the mother, a woman of exceptional gifts and force of character, was one of Henry Ward Beecher's earliest instructors. At fifteen Caroline was converted in the Methodist Church at Litchfield, which had just instituted regular services. In 1849 the family moved to Delphi, Ind., where Caroline began a career as school teacher, which she prosecuted with eminent success in a variety of responsible positions. Her work in Delphi and Lafayette, in the northern Indiana College at Valparaiso and at Battle Ground Institute was highly esteemed, and in 1862 she was elected preceptress of a new seminary instituted at South Bend. At this time she became acquainted with Rev. John O. Foster, then a senior in Garrett Biblical Institute, whom the year following she married. From that time she devoted herself, with the utmost ardor and consecration to the infinitely delicate and difficult task of the itinerant pastor's wife… .
--Methodist Episcopal Church. Rock River Conference, annual minutes, 1902

Spouse: Rev. John O. Foster
Parents: George Bolles and Clarissa Kilbourn
Sisters: Julia, (Caroline), Martha, Emma, Susan
Grandparents: James Kilbourn, Diantha Smith 
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Debbie B
Record added: Aug 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75613812
Caroline Amelia <i>Bolles</i> Foster
Added by: Debbie B
 
 
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