Belinda Caroline <I>Barker</I> Foster

Belinda Caroline Barker Foster

Knox County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Aug 1904 (aged 93)
York, Clark County, Illinois, USA
Burial York, Clark County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 38047468 · View Source
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After a life that nearly reached the century mark, Mrs. Belinda C. Foster, nee Barker, passed away last Wednesday morning. She had been growing feebler as the days passed by and loved ones knew that by reason of her great age and its attendant infirmities she could not long survive.

Grandma Foster as she was affectionately called by her many friends, was born July 5, 1811 in Knox County, Indiana. When she was 10 years old, her parents moved to Lawrenceville, Ill., where she lived until she was married in 1828 to Benjamin C. Foster, at which time she went with her husband to Walnut Prairie. In this neighborhood she passed the remaining years of her life. She was the mother of 9 children of whom only four survive her. They are Mrs. R.B. Higgins, 75; Evermont, 62; Mrs. Caroline Crouch, 58 of Hutsonville; and Mrs. James Chiddix, 44, of York. She has been a widow for many years, her husband dying in 1875.

She had lived in York in the same house for nearly 70 years but for the last five years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Chiddix, nee Laura McPheters. At her death she was at the home of her daugher, Mrs. Caroline Crouch.

Twice in her life she has been a surviving one of five generations. Once when her mother, a daughter, a granddaughter, and a great granddaughter the group was photographed. Again in the last two weeks since the advent of a daughter in the home of her great granddaughter, Mrs. Maud Carson, of Jamison, Ia. This babe, a great, great, granddaughter, until Wednesday could trace her descent from Grandma Foster through three intermediate living lineal ancestors. This is a record of descent seldom equaled.

The funeral cortage left Hutsonville yesterday at one o'clock in the afternoon for the York cemetery, where the remains of the old mother were laid tenderly away from the sight of man forever. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Cecil Chiddix of West York at 3 p.m. Thursday at the M.P. Church of York. Three grandsons, one great-grandson, one grandson-in-law and one great step--son-in-law served as pall bearers.

She is not dead but liveth,
More truly than you or I;
For in her home eternal,
Where all is joy and peace,
She wears the crown immortal
and rests at Jesus' feet.

Clark County (IL) Herald, August 24, 1904

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