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Abraham “Abram” Foster

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Abraham “Abram” Foster

Birth
Death
28 Jun 1908 (aged 33)
Burial
Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada Add to Map
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Listed in Ligon's Portraiture of preachers.

Foster, A. One of the saddest events in the experience of the church of Christ at Calgary, Canada, took place on Monday, June 29, 1908, when the remains of our beloved brother, A. Foster, were laid to rest in the Union Cemetery. For some months our brother’s condition had been fluctuating, and a few days ago he exhibited signs of the approaching end. While it is hard to see loved ones thus taken away, yet we sorrow not as those whose hopes are buried in the dust. Our hopes are centered in him who by his own glorious triumph over death has given to the sons of men a pledge of that final victory when those that are in the grave shall hear the voice of the son of God and come forth. Our brother was but a young man, yet for over eleven years he had labored hard in the evangelistic field. Through many hardships and seasons in distress our brother remained loyal and faithful to the cause he had espoused; and it was when laboring under difficulties some two or three years ago that he strained his vocal membrane, losing the faculty of speech and resulting in tuberculosis, which, after a prolonged illness, was the cause of his death. Brother Foster was well known among many of the churches in the Southern States, and Brethren Lipscomb, Sommer, Harding, and many others will receive the news of his death with profound sorrow. The brethren in parts of Southern Manitoba have also in years gone by benefited much by his loyal and indefatigible work of faith and labor of love. The warrior is now at rest. He has laid down his armor by the bank of the river and has gone to receive that crown which shines transcendent with immortal glory. “They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” (Dan. 12:3.) Our brother’s labors have not been in vain; and while he has been removed from these scenes of sorrow and unrest, yet the result of his life’s work shall remain, a monument to the power and influence of the Name he loved so well. Our beloved brother breathed his last a few minutes after noon on Lord’s day, June 28. The light of a glorious hope illumined his face. He leaves behind a sorrowing wife and several small children. May He who in the days of his flesh healed the stricken-hearted and dried the mourner’s tears now freely dispense that consolation and hope to the hearts of his sorrowing children. Brethren, pray for them. A Weston., Bible Student. --- Gospel Advocate, November 26, 1908, page 766.
Listed in Ligon's Portraiture of preachers.

Foster, A. One of the saddest events in the experience of the church of Christ at Calgary, Canada, took place on Monday, June 29, 1908, when the remains of our beloved brother, A. Foster, were laid to rest in the Union Cemetery. For some months our brother’s condition had been fluctuating, and a few days ago he exhibited signs of the approaching end. While it is hard to see loved ones thus taken away, yet we sorrow not as those whose hopes are buried in the dust. Our hopes are centered in him who by his own glorious triumph over death has given to the sons of men a pledge of that final victory when those that are in the grave shall hear the voice of the son of God and come forth. Our brother was but a young man, yet for over eleven years he had labored hard in the evangelistic field. Through many hardships and seasons in distress our brother remained loyal and faithful to the cause he had espoused; and it was when laboring under difficulties some two or three years ago that he strained his vocal membrane, losing the faculty of speech and resulting in tuberculosis, which, after a prolonged illness, was the cause of his death. Brother Foster was well known among many of the churches in the Southern States, and Brethren Lipscomb, Sommer, Harding, and many others will receive the news of his death with profound sorrow. The brethren in parts of Southern Manitoba have also in years gone by benefited much by his loyal and indefatigible work of faith and labor of love. The warrior is now at rest. He has laid down his armor by the bank of the river and has gone to receive that crown which shines transcendent with immortal glory. “They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.” (Dan. 12:3.) Our brother’s labors have not been in vain; and while he has been removed from these scenes of sorrow and unrest, yet the result of his life’s work shall remain, a monument to the power and influence of the Name he loved so well. Our beloved brother breathed his last a few minutes after noon on Lord’s day, June 28. The light of a glorious hope illumined his face. He leaves behind a sorrowing wife and several small children. May He who in the days of his flesh healed the stricken-hearted and dried the mourner’s tears now freely dispense that consolation and hope to the hearts of his sorrowing children. Brethren, pray for them. A Weston., Bible Student. --- Gospel Advocate, November 26, 1908, page 766.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43706564/abraham-foster: accessed ), memorial page for Abraham “Abram” Foster (6 Dec 1874–28 Jun 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 43706564, citing Union Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204).