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Charles B. Foster, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1877
Death: Jun. 27, 1931
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA

"Charles B. Foster Called by Death"
Many friends and relatives of this city were saddened last Saturday by the news of the death of Mr. Charles B. Foster of Biloxi, after a long illness. Mr. Foster was a native of Pascagoula, was 53 years of age, and had been a resident of Biloxi for the past 30 years, but during that time had interests in Pascagoula, being considered almost as much a citizen of this city as Biloxi.

Mr. Foster was one of the Mississippi coast's leading seafood packers, active in banking and business institutions, civic and fraternal organizations. He had been engaged in the packing industry since boyhood, his first connection being in Pascagoula with his father. He was later in the same business with his brother-in-law, the late E.C. Joullian, who preceded him in death several weeks ago. Mr. Foster operated the C.B. Foster Packing Company in Biloxi and in Louisiana and also connected at times with the Violet L. Packing Company, the Joullian Packing Company, at Lakeshore, Barataria Canning Company, New Orleans, and the Kennedy-Lopez Packing Company of Biloxi.

The Foster-Fountain Packing Company was established in Biloxi in 1914 with Martin Fountain, Jr., the late Gussie Fountain and Louis Crochesset. In 1916 he founded the C.B. Foster Packing Company, of which he was president, now operating plants at Biloxi and Foster's Canal and Empire, La. He was also a large stockholder and officer of the Pascagoula Packing Company of this city.

Surviving him are his wife, two sons, Charles B. Jr., and Henry Foster; a daughter, Mrs. J.P. McDermott, Mobile; two brothers, Henry Foster, Violet, La.; John Foster, New Orleans; four sisters, Mrs. J.I. Ford, Mrs. E.J. Ford, Mrs. Josie Hosey, Pascagoula, and Mrs. Bell Griffin, New Orleans, besides numerous other relatives.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and was said to be one of the largest funerals ever held in Biloxi, many people from Pascagoula and other coast cities attending. The service was conducted by Father Keenan, pastor of the Church of the Nativity at Biloxi, assisted by Rev. J.M. Walsh of Spring Hill, an old friend of the family.

The pall bearers were: E.C. Tonsmoire, O.G. Swetman, Chester Delacruz, Jos. Lawrence, Mayor Kennedy, and Chas. Rose.

The honorary pallbearers were: E.J. Ford, F.B. Castanera, Clem Wentzell, Geo. Tremmel, Al Bachm, Jno. A. Swanzy, M.L. Scriven, Fred Heryer, Jas. McPhillips, W.J. Grant, Ernest Desporte, Geo. Quint, James Ford, Chas. Greiner, Jno. Jasttremski, Jno Dymond, Jr., E.L. Dukate, Jas. V. Dunbar, Warren Lang, Robt. S. Leovy, John Joullian, James McConnel, E.C. Joullian, Amos Robinson, Philip Joullian, Judge W.A. White, J. Brooks Clark, Judge Russell, W.L. Nixon, Hy Latimer, W.L. Guice, Walter Latimer, J.W. Apperson, Jno. S. Hord, Dr. L. Babendreer, Hermes Gautier, Herman Colle, and Jake Velcich, of Pascagoula, and Al Welch.

Published in the Pascagoula Chronicle Star July 3, 1931

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Foster (1826 - 1903)
  Olivia E Delmas Foster (1842 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Caillavet Foster (1877 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Biloxi City Cemetery
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Jones
Originally Created by: Linda Rhoadarmer
Record added: Oct 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79359996
Charles B. Foster, Sr
Added by: Linda Rhoadarmer
 
 
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