Biography of William Foster
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Foster, William, father of Mary E., was born in Smithfield, R. I., in 1780. The family are of English descent. Mr. Foster came with his family to Elmira in 1841. He was by occupation a cotton manufacturer in Rhode Island. At his new home he purchased a farm just above the water works on West Water Street and engaged in farming. He died August 5, 1864, and his wife August 23, 1870. Mary E. resides on the homestead.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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