Biography of Frederick O. Foster
North Central Ohio Biographies

Frederick O. Foster, well known as the able postmaster of Seville, was born on a farm near this city, Aug. 16, 1872, the son of Wilber and Sydna (Ault) Foster.

Wilber Foster was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1837, the son of Orrin Foster, who was born in Vermont, June 27, 1806. The latter was the father of four children, all of whom are deceased except Buell Goodsell Foster, who is now 99 years of age. He lives with his son, Alva S. Foster, at Seville. Wilber Foster, father of the subject of this sketch, was married on Nov. 20, 1862, to Miss Sydna Ault, the daughter of Frederick Ault, a prosperous farmer of Wayne County, Ohio. To them were born the following children: Allan Francis, born Sept. 2, 1865, lives at Geneva, Ohio; Jessie Helen, married Calvin C. Kindig, farmer, lives near Seville; Fred O. the subject of this sketch.

The boyhood of Frederick O. Foster was spent at Seville and he was graduated from high school in 1890. He then taught school for one term, after which he became a rural mail carrier out of Seville. He served in that capacity for a period of 19 years and in 1923 received the appointment from President Calvin Coolidge as postmaster of Seville.

On Dec. 18, 1898, Mr. Foster was united in marriage with Miss Nina Dorland, the daughter of Mrs. Anna Dorland, of Burbank, Ohio. They have two children: Clair Dorland, born Sept. 25, 1899, lives at Rittman, Ohio; and Vivian Lucille, married Mahion Webster, who is identified with the Atlantic Refining Company, of Rochester, N. Y.

Mr. Foster is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has no club or lodge affiliations.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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