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PVT George E. Foster
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1839
New York, USA
Death: May 27, 1907
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

~ George E. Foster married Sarah Frances Skinner, daughter of Austin Skinner and Isabelle Wood, about 1866. They were the parents of a son Charles, born about 1868. George was a Civil War Veteran, Co. K 89th Illinois Infantry Regiment, known as the Railroad Regiment. George was a retired locomotive engineer at the time of his death. He worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad Company. George retired in August of 1904, after a span of 42 years, 1859 to 1904, with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. he had been a fireman, locomotive engineer and at time of retirement, he was a night watchman ~

1880: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
RR Engineer
George Foster Head 41 NY/Eng/Eng
Francis [Sarah] Foster Wife 44 NY/NY/NY
Elizabeth Jax Servant 19 WI
John Cowper Machinist 26 NY
Henry Cowper 21 b NY

1900: Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
344 North Ayers Avenue - Owns
Married '30' years
Children: 1 child, 1 child living
RR Engineer
Geo E. Foster 59 Aug 1841 NY/NY/NY
Frances Foster 63 Jul 1836 NY/CT/NY

Illinois State Archives
Illinois Civil War Detail Report
Name
FOSTER, GEORGE
Rank PVT
Company K
Unit 89 ILL US INF
Personal Characteristics
Residence Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Age 22
Height 5' 9
Hair Sandy
Eyes Blue
Complexion Fair
Marital Status Single
Occupation Fireman
Nativity New York
Service Record
Joined When Aug 7, 1862
Joined Where Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Joined By Whom Himself
Period 3 Years
Muster In Aug 25, 1862
Muster In Where Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
Muster In By Whom
Muster Out
Muster Out Where
Muster Out By Whom
Remarks Trans To VRC Jan 24, 1864

Note: bio info added by Sandie 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Foster (1808 - 1898)
  Ann Wiley Foster (1817 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Frances Skinner Foster (1835 - 1916)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Richard Foster (1836 - 1882)*
  Charles William Foster (1838 - 1864)*
  George E. Foster (1839 - 1907)
  Margaret E. Foster Moon (1841 - 1890)*
  Fred H. Foster (1845 - 1933)*
  James Albert Foster (1850 - 1942)*
  Matilda Ann Foster Rehorst (1852 - 1938)*
  Nellie May Foster Crane (1855 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Co. K. 89 ILL. INF.
 
Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 1
 
Maintained by: Sandie
Originally Created by: Dave H
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88468087
PVT George E. Foster
Added by: Terenda Curtis Wyant
 
PVT George E. Foster
Added by: Dave H
 
PVT George E. Foster
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Added by: Ace
 
 
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~ In Memory of George Foster Co K 89th Regiment Illinois Infantry "The Railroad Regiment" ~
- Sandie
 Added: Mar. 25, 2017
~ In Memory of George Foster ~ ~ Co K 89th Regiment Illinois Infantry "The Railroad Regiment" ~
- Sandie
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014
 
 
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