William Henry Foster, Jr.

Male 1842 - 1887


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  • Name  William Henry Foster, Jr.  [1, 2
    Suffix  Jr. 
    Born  21 Sep 1842  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1850 - 1860  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    1860 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.15
    1860 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.15
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/22/1860; Page: 15; Line: 1-7
    1850 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.19
    1850 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.19
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; ED Date: 07/17/1850; Page: 19; Line: 9-17
    1993xxxx - Towt-Foster-Edminster House
    1993xxxx - Towt-Foster-Edminster House
    Cleveland Comprehensive Plan
    Appendix B, Photo
    Built by John Towt around 1825, William Foster purchased the home after John's death in 1847.
    Occupation  1860  Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bookkeeper 
    Occupation  1875  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation  1875  Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Proprietor 
    Occupation  1879  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cleveland Village President 
    Residence  1875 - 1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • According to the 1875 census, the Foster residence was valued at $2,500. [1]
    Occupation  1877 - 1882  Foster's Market, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Saloon Keeper / Grocer 
    • W.H. Foster is putting up an ice house back of his store. [8]
    18801002 - Ad, Wm Foster Jr
    18801002 - Ad, Wm Foster Jr
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    10/02/1880, Business Ad
    18810129 - Ad, Foster's Market
    18810129 - Ad, Foster's Market
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    01/29/1881, Business Ad
    18821209 - Ad - William Foster Jr Store
    18821209 - Ad - William Foster Jr Store
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    12/09/1882, Business Ad
    Died  29 Aug 1887  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Wm. Foster, Jr., has put up a very handsome and costly monument in the cemetery. On three sides of it - one on each side, the other being blank - are inscribed: Foster - Argersinger - Vietenheimer - together with the record of each death. It was made in Camden, and, it is said, cost $500. [10]
    20081015 - Headstone: Clara K. Foster
    20081015 - Headstone: Clara K. Foster
    Cleveland Village Cemetery
    Person ID  I46  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2017 

    Father  William H. Foster,   b. 27 Dec 1813, Royton Manor, Lenham, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1893, 106 Helen Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Mother  Mary Cramp,   b. 7 May 1812, Otford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1883, Camden, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Married  5 Jun 1837  Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Taken from the diary of Mary Cramp:
      "June 1837, Monday 5th. We were married by the Rev. Mr. McCarty at eight o'clock in the evening. Visitors present, Dr. and Mrs. Van Schaick, Mr. and Mrs. Isaacs, Miss Robertson, Miss Broadhead, Mrs. Andrew McCarty (Isaacs Isaacs groomsman) Mr. Casy, Mr. Perham, Mrs. Neil Major Cochran." [11]
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Clara K. Unknown,   b. Abt. 1840, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1877 
    Married  Y  [13
    • According to the 1880 census, William is widowed. [2]
    Children 
     1. William K. Foster,   b. Mar 1868, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1908, Helvetia, Pima, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Cramp Foster,   b. Abt. 1871, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944
     3. Bertram Grey Foster,   b. 2 Aug 1876, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1935
    Last Modified  16 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F130  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Sarah J. Tufts,   b. Jun 1855, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1926 
    Married  28 Oct 1882  Oriskany, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Wm. Foster, Jr., surprised his many friends by bringing home a wife this week. The is or was Mrs. Sarah J. Tufts, of St. Louis, Mo. The ceremony was performed on Sunday last, at Oriskany, N.Y., by Rev. J.W. Pettingill. [14]
    Last Modified  4 Nov 2017 
    Family ID  F685  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Sep 1842 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - 1860 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1860 - Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleveland Village President - 1875 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Proprietor - 1875 - Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleveland Village President - 1879 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - 1880 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Aug 1887 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1931xxxx - William H. Foster, Sr. and Jr., circa. 1844
    1931xxxx - William H. Foster, Sr. and Jr., circa. 1844
    Some Account of the Fosters of Kent and Sussex Counties, England and Oswego County, New York, Bertram Grey Foster, (Self Published), sec.2 p.39-40

    Histories
    18800117 - Cleveland's Ablaze!
    18800117 - Cleveland's Ablaze!
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    01/17/1880, p.2
    18830428 - Under the Hammer
    18830428 - Under the Hammer
    Cleveland Lakeside Press
    4/28/1884, Letter to the Editor

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 7 (Reliability: 2), 3 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/03/1875; Page: 7; Lines: 1

    2. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 33 (Reliability: 2), 18 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/18/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 33; Line No: 14-17

    3. [S38] Genealogical information regarding the Foster and Cramp families of New York, 1740s-1890s [Digital Version], Alice Rhoades, (Rice University, Houston, Texas), aa00356., 40 (Reliability: 2), 7 Jun 2010.

    4. [S41] 1850 United States Federal Census, 19 (Reliability: 2), 17 Jul 1850.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; ED Date: 07/17/1850; Page: 19; Line: 9-17

    5. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 15 (Reliability: 2), 22 Jun 1860.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/22/1860; Page: 15; Line: 1-7

    6. [S33] History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), 291 (Reliability: 2), 1877.
      Cleveland Village

    7. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 507 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    8. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 7 Feb 1880.

    9. [S33] History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), 291, 446 (Reliability: 2), 1877.
      Cleveland Village

    10. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 3 Nov 1877.

    11. [S38] Genealogical information regarding the Foster and Cramp families of New York, 1740s-1890s [Digital Version], Alice Rhoades, (Rice University, Houston, Texas), aa00356., 28 (Reliability: 2), 7 Jun 2010.

    12. [S36] Oswego Daily Times, 5 (Reliability: 2), 28 Jul 1893.
      Obituary: Hon. William Foster

    13. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 7 (Reliability: 2), 3 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/03/1875; Page: 7; Lines: 1-2

    14. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 4 Nov 1882.