Obit: Foster, Myra (1858 - 1932)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 3 Mar 1932

Foster, Myra (7 July 1858 - 29 Feb. 1932)

Mrs. Amos Foster, a resident of the town of Colby, Wisconsin for fifty years, passed on to the Great Beyond Monday morning at the age of seventy-three years, at the home of her son, Alvin, with whom she made her home, cancer being the cause of her death. Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. H. Lachnit officiating.

Mrs. Foster, nee Myra O’Neill, was born in Ohio, July 7, 1858, coming to Manitowoc county with her parents when a girl and to this community in 1881. She was married at Marshfield to Amos Foster on Nov. 18, 1882, and had always lived at the farm home up to the time of her death. Mr. Foster died six years ago.

Surviving children are three sons, Alvin of Colby, Walter of Milwaukee, Elmer of Merrill; four daughters, Mrs. Steven Price of Milan, and Mrs. Joseph Will of Colby, Mrs. Jack Hobelsberger of Marshfield, and Mrs. Pat Riley of Owen; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Runa of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Pat McNulty of Newton; two brothers, Frank and Patrick O’Neill, Manitowoc, and 26 grand children.

Mrs. Foster had always been a faithful Christian and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic church and of the Christian Mothers Society. Like all our early pioneers, she was a woman of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. But now she is gone and another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our old settlers.

----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/10/1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Amos Foster, whose death, after a two years’ illness from cancer, was chronicled in this paper last week, were held last Thursday morning at the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. H. Lachnit officiating, and internment was made in the Colby Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were Marcellus Foster, Woodrow Foster, Vernon Foster, Francis Wallace, Roger Riley and Jerome Will, six grand sons. The flower girls were Delores Will and Jenette Price, grand daughters.

The three sons and four daughters, with the exception of Walter, were at her bedside at the time of her death. Walter is confined in a hospital at Milwaukee and could not attend the funeral. The deceased is also survived by twenty-six grand children.

Those from out of town here for the funeral were Frank, Pat and Guy O’Neill, Timothy, Wisconsin; P. J. McNulty, Timothy; Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Riley and children, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Foster, Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hobelsberger, Marshfield; Mrs. Mary Engel, R.N., Marshfield; Mrs. Louis Quast and son, Frederick, Mrs. Martin Hauge, all of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O’Connor and Mrs. Louis Tauschek, all of Mosinee, Wis.

The deceased was a genial, home loving woman, enjoying her home and family with whom she was happy. She came to this locality with her husband - who preceded her in death in 1926 - about fifty-three years ago and purchased eighty acres of land from Frank O’Neill, only two acres of which were under plow, but, by hard and diligent work, the eighty acres were cleared and a fine farm was built. Later, about twenty years ago, another eighty was purchased from Tom Selves.



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