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Elizabeth Jane Nilsson Foster
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1899
Fremont
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1988
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

My mother.
Daughter of Elof Nilsson and Mary Jewett Harter.
Wife of William Mulkey Foster.
Mother of Elizabeth Jane Foster and William Mulkey Foster Jr.

Go your way to the land of the Ancestors,
where they wait for you with open arms, there on the edge between this world and the next.
See; there they stand.
Ancestral spirits, welcome this one
to the place where we all must go.
(Ceisiwr Serith)

Some notes of Elizabeth Jane Nilsson Foster written in 1976 at Santa Barbara, California:
I was born in Fremont, Nebraska, September 17, 1899. We moved to South Omaha when I was about three years old. In Fremont my Dad and my mother's sister's husband Uncle Frank Bullock had co-owned a furniture store which sold very fine furniture. When people couldn't afford it any more the store had to be closed.
We lived at 1304 South 28th Street, South Omaha. We rented a nice house with four bedrooms for about $18.00 per month, no inside toilet. It had a bathtub but no hot water. The tub was painted metal inside and out and the paint kept peeling off. We kept chambers inside for use at night. We had to heat water in a boiler on the range in the kitchen and carry by buckets to the bathroom. The house and all other houses in the neighborhood were torn down to put in an interstate highway.
When I was twenty two or twenty three years old we moved from South Omaha to 4232 Pacific Street in Omaha.

Cecilia Schlich Tregay wrote that "I just remember her as a little girl going to school and she let me play with her doll house she had. She must have been maybe twelve or thirteen years old. She seemed to wear a sailor dress and a great big ribbon in her hair." 
 
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 Parents:
  Elof Nilsson (1856 - 1928)
  Mary Jewett Harter Nilsson (1864 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  William Mulkey Foster (1886 - 1971)
 
 Children:
  William Mulkey Foster (1927 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elof Lair Nelson (1884 - 1976)*
  Sabin Harter Nilsson (1886 - 1943)*
  Mary Jewett Nilsson Conner (1888 - 1980)*
  Elizabeth Jane Nilsson Foster (1899 - 1988)
  Leslie William Nilsson (1903 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memory Gardens
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Tilton
Record added: Nov 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12275243
Elizabeth Jane <i>Nilsson</i> Foster
Added by: Elizabeth Tilton
 
Elizabeth Jane <i>Nilsson</i> Foster
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For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.1 Thessalonians 4:16
- Janice Dyer Doran
 Added: Mar. 5, 2011
As we were decorating our tree with the beautiful tulle angels you made for our family many years ago, I thank you again for them, for the clothes you sewed for the children when they were small, for my childhood Christmases with the dolls dressed in new ...(Read more)
- Sister
 Added: Dec. 16, 2005
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now I'm found,
was blind but now I see.
When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,
we've no less days to sing God's praise
than...(Read more)
- from your daughter Elizabeth
 Added: Nov. 21, 2005
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