Sidney Austin Foster


Sidney Austin Foster

Friendship, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death 1 Feb 1936 (aged 86)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block: 10 Section: Lot: 00207
Memorial ID 57818663 View Source
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Sidney A. Foster Died at Hospital in Des Moines

Sidney A. Foster, 86 years old, a one-time Osage News editor died Saturday night at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Born on a farm near Friendship, N. Y, May 17, 1849, Mr. Foster came to Iowa in 1877. It was during his early life in the state that he published the Osage news. Later he served as a clerk in the Iowa Legislature.

In 1886 he founded the Royal Union Life Insurance Company and for many years served as secretary and manager. He retired from business in 1924. The company has since been purchased by the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.

Although not a college man, Mr. Foster was an honorary alumnus of the State University of Iowa.

Surviving Mr. Foster are two children, Mrs. J. Stuart Davis, of Des Moines, and Don H. Foster of Washington, D.C.

Mitchell County Press, Thursday, February 6, 1936

Name: Sidney A. Foster
Death Date: 4 Feb 1936
Page #: 176
Cemetery: Woodland
Town: Des Moines
Relative: 86
Level Info: Iowa Graves Registration Survey W P A Polk County Iowa

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