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William McFadden Foster
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1815
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1874
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Survivor of the 1846-47 Donner Party.

Son of David and Rebecca, nee McFadden, Foster. William married Sarah Ann Charlotte Murphy on December 29, 1842 in Clark County, Missouri. Sarah Foster also survived the terrible winter, but their infant son, Jeremiah George Foster, perished in the tragedy at Donner Lake along with her mother and two brothers.

Sarah and William later had six more children: Alice E. Foster, Georgiana C. Foster, William Budd Foster, Minnesota "Minnie" Foster Markle, Harriet "Hattie" Foster and Frances S. Foster.

Two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law also survived: Meriam Marjory "Mary" Murphy, William Green Murphy, Simon Peter Murphy and Harriet Frances Murphy Pike Nye
Family links: 
  Rebecca McFadden Foster (____ - 1861)
  William Bird Foster (1852 - 1886)*
  Minnesota Foster Markle (1855 - 1937)*
  Harriet A Foster Whipple (1858 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Mission Dolores Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Created by: Nan
Record added: Dec 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12762739
William McFadden Foster
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 Added: Oct. 13, 2015
The burden of the thought of having accidentally killed your friend and brother-in-law, William Pike, must have weighed on your heart until your last day. May you rest in peace.
 Added: Nov. 23, 2014

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Apr. 5, 2013
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