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Lelia Irene Carl Foster
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1904
Scotia
Humboldt County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1972
Modesto
Stanislaus County
California, USA

Lelia was the 9th child born to her parents James and Susanna Carl. By the time she was born 4 of her brothers had aready passed on. At the age of 8 she was struck with polio and spent about a year in bed. When her mother suffered a stroke and was bedridden it fell on Lelia to care for the family. Her mother died when she was just 14.

Lelia married Luke Foster in about 1924 and divorced him in about 1931 after he had abandoned her while she was expecting their 5th child. Lelia raised her 5 children on her own and then went on to raise grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

In order to support her family she worked in the Oyster Factory in Eureka and later became a nurse aide working in both Eureka and San Rafael, California. She gave up working to care for the 5 children of her youngest daughter around 1962. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Carl (1856 - 1940)
  Susanna Leslie Carl (1864 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilbur L Foster (1899 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Lelia Jean Foster Tracy (1925 - 1995)*
  Wilbur L Foster (1926 - 1973)*
  Pearl Odetta Foster Hoaglin (1927 - 2000)*
  Mable Lora Foster Lay (1929 - 2007)*
  Elmer "Lee" Foster (1931 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Son Carl (____ - 1890)*
  Rae Belle Carl Thurber (1880 - 1958)*
  Silas O. Carl (1883 - 1890)*
  R. T. Carl (1888 - 1889)*
  Infant Boy Carl (1890 - 1890)*
  Susannah Annie Carl Amen (1891 - 1970)*
  George William Carl (1893 - 1921)*
  Laura Carl Bloyd (1898 - 1975)*
  Lelia Irene Carl Foster (1904 - 1972)
  Pearl Carl Showers (1906 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
Specifically: Stanford University
 
Created by: Larry & Susan M.
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82829580
Lelia Irene <i>Carl</i> Foster
Added by: Larry & Susan M.
 
Lelia Irene <i>Carl</i> Foster
Added by: Larry & Susan M.
 
Lelia Irene <i>Carl</i> Foster
Added by: Larry & Susan M.
 
 
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i pray for you
- just me
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012

- Larry & Susan M.
 Added: May. 7, 2012
Grandma
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 Added: Jan. 10, 2012
 
 
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