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William Foster
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1870
Simcoe County
Ontario, Canada
Death: Feb. 25, 1928
Timiskaming District
Ontario, Canada

William Foster, son of John Joseph Foster, and Eliza A Holmes. Born in Angus Ontario. After the early death of his father helped his mother to provide for his young female siblings. As a logger he moved to Michigan in the early 1900's where he met and married Rose Beebe. Married in 1901, Bay City Michigan. William and Rose had 5 sons, William Francis, John Henry, born in Michigan and later the family moved to St.Catharines Ontario Canada where sons George Wilford and Roy were born. Here William worked as an Engineer at a Paper plant. The lure of the mines had him and his family move to Timiskaming, Ontario where daughter Winnifred and Son Howard Raymond was born. William worked in the mines while his young family helped clear the land for their log home. The weather and conditions were harsh. William died of a lung condition from working in the Cobalt mines. He was buried in Silverland Cemetery. 
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  Eliza A Holmes Foster (1852 - 1935)
  Rose Marie Beebe Hawksley (1885 - 1980)
Silverland Cemetery
North Cobalt
Timiskaming District
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Patricia
Record added: May 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89895125
William Foster
Added by: Patricia
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Dear Great Grandfather I thank you for all that you endured to make a better life for your family.
- Patricia
 Added: May. 10, 2012

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