|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1841|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1920|
City of Bloomington Mayor 1891,1892,1893 & 1896.
He lived in Vermont until the beginning of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the service July, 1863. He joined the Tenth Vermont Regiment, Company B, First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps. During the first year of the war he was doing guard duty from Manxey Junction to Haper's Ferry at the battle of Gettysburg. He went through the Wilderness campaign under General Grant and was there at the time of surrender of General Lee. He was under Sheridan through the Shenandoah Valley campaign. His last march was on the view of Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.
He enlisted as a private and received several promotions during the war in the same company. After serving as private he was promoted to sergeant, then first lieutenant, second lieutenant and captain.
Mr. Foster came to Bloomington after the war in 1868. He married Miss Lovila Walton of Waitsfield, Vermont in Bloomington, Illinois in 1869. She had come to Bloomington to reside a few years prior to their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Foster were the parents of one daughter Myra, who died when she was nine years old.
Mr. Foster for a number of years conducted a bus line in Bloomington.
Mr. Foster was known by his kindness, consideration and affection for children. He was strong in his opinion on all questions of the day, but not selfish. His life was one of service to his family, neighbors and friends and especially to those who needed help.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)
14 Oct 1920, Page 6
Lovila M. Walton Foster (1839 - 1926)*
Myra L. Foster (1871 - 1880)*
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Plot: Section: 9 Lot: 7
Created by: Tony Cannon
Record added: Sep 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59332143