Foss, John M.,
Co. M., 11th Vt. Heavy Artillery.
Morrisville Messenger: April 16, 1910
DEATH OF JOHN M. FOSS
Last Thursday evening at about 9 0'clock occurred the death of John M. Foss, after an illness of about two weeks from organic disease of the heart contributing passive congestion of the liver, bronchial pneummonia developng within the last twenty four hours. Mr. Foss had been in poor health for many years, but had been better the past summer.
John Morrill Foss was born in Whitefield, N.H., Dec. 1, 1844, and son of William & Mary A. (Fellows) Foss.
On Nov. 25, 1866 he was united in marriage to Cordelia A. Foss, who died about a year and a half later. He married Harriet Louise Masure of Concord, N.H. on Dec.1, 1868, and to this union were born six children, three of whom died in early years, and Warren M. of Ringwood, Ill., Emery J. of Elmore, and Blanche Foss Morse of this place, who with his wife, one sister, Mrs. Judson Masure of North Hyde Park, and several grandchildren, survive him.
Mr. Foss served his country during the Civil War, being a member of Co. M., 11th Vt. Heavy Artillery.
He is very well known hereabouts, having been a resident of this town since 1894, coming from North Hyde Park, and having acted as traveling salesman and school teacher in different towns in the county.
He was a good citizen and an upright Christian man actively engaged in work connected with the First Congregational Church of this place, of which he was a regular attendant when his health permitted.
The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 3 0'clock, W. T. best of the Methodist Church officiating, the members of the J.M. Warner Post, G.A.R. attending in a body. The bearers were George A. Morse, Geo. W. Clark, H. Waite, and H.A. Slayton. The floral tributes were beautifu.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mrs. J.C. Masure, Joseph Foss, and Mr.&. Mrs.F.S. Hazard of North Hyde Park, Mr. & Mrs. Emery Foss of Elmore, and Warren M. Foss from Ringwood, Ill.
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