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Foster, Edwin A.

Age: 0, credited to Newfane, VT
Unit(s): Recruit
Service: RCRT, enl 8/9/62, disch New Haven CT

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Birth: 10/26/1842, Newfane, VT
Death: 07/09/1901

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Death of Edwin A. Foster

Vermont Phoenix, July 12, 1901

Edwin Allen Foster, 58, died Tuesday night at 10 o'clock at his home at 1 Organ street after a long period of failing health, although he had been confined to his bed but one week. Several months ago Mr. Foster had an attack which at the time was thought to be peritonitis. From that time his health failed, but his recovery was expected until a short time before his death. An examination showed that the cause of death was cancer of the colon.

The funeral will be held at the house at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. H. R. Miles of the Congregational church officiating. The burial will be in the family lot in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Mr. Foster was born in Newfane October 26, 1842, and was a son of William and Esther Foster. When he was 16 years old he came to Brattleboro and learned the carpenter's trade of his brother, William, who is now dead. Thirty-seven years ago he entered the employ of the Estey Organ company and had been in the employ of the company ever since. His business was largely designing and experimental work, and in this department his service was of much value to the company. However difficult was the problem before him he always worked it out to his own satisfaction. Mr. Foster married Jan. 1, 1867, Miss Lucia S. Fish of Putney, who survives with two daughters, Florence and Lucia Foster, who live at home. Mr. Foster also leaves one brother, Henry Foster of Athol. Mr. Foster was essentially a home body, and he took great delight in the company of the members of his household. He was very faithful in the performance of every duty and possessed qualifications which made him a good neighbor and respected citizen.

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan