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JAMES FOSTER was born Jan. 16, 1844 in Chillicothe, Ohio and departed this life at his home north of Beecher City, Oct. 31, 1932 aged 88 years 9 mo. 17 days. He was the last of a family of fourteen children. We was first married to Miss Mary Ann Coakey. To this union four children were born, one dying in infancy. They are namely: Rosetta Black of Chaffee, Missouri, Geo. W. of Peoria, Cordia Oliver of Mattoon. This wife died Apr. 7 1892. He was then married to Annie Kinnaman on March 22, 1894. To this union five children were born: James of Elwood, Florence Smith, Kinmundy, Laura Grabb, Springfield, Minnie Royse, Decatur and Wm. At home. Mr. Foster enlisted in Co. H-111 of Illinois Aug. 12, 1862. He was honorably discharged in June 6, 1865. He was a member of G.A.R. of Decatur also Honorary member of Foreign Wars of U.S. He leaves his wife and 8 children and a host of relatives and friends. *Note: Mary Ann Coakey had 3 children not 4. There was a possible divorce or death prior to his next marriage to Hulda Wells in 1885 which Cordia May Foster was from this marriage. Hulda Wells died in 1892 not Mary Ann. *Note: I don’t think the first child of Mary Ann and James died in infancy. I believe that may be an error. The child on 1880 census was Charles Foster. Charles Foster may have been killed in Chicago in 1897. ...Submitted by Christoper

Hillsboro, Ind. (CNS)
JAMES MILTON FOSTER, 77, of Hillsboro Route 1, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 22, 1974) at his home. He had been ill for several months. Born Oct. 24, 1896, in Macon County,Ill., he was the son of James and Annie Kinnerman Foster. On Feb. 12, 1938, he married Martha Meaike Kilmast, who survives. Mr. Foster was a retired mechanic and veteran of World War I. Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Helen) Myers of Iowa, Mrs. Charles (Georgetta) Starnes of Yountsville, Mrs. Tom (Patricia) Crowder of Hillsboro, Mrs. Don (Judy) Leeke of Roachdale, Miss Susan Foster of Lafayette, Sally at home; three sons, James of Wingate, Roger of Wallace and Robert of Florida and 15 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman with the Rev. John Foxworthy officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery near Wallace. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Christopher

June 9, 1919 - MARTHA ELIZABETH FOSTER, 81, Crawfordsville, died Monday in St. Clare Medical Center. Mrs. Foster was a manger of Foster’s General Store from 1974-1988. Her memberships included New Hope Christian Church and Wallace Christian Church Ladies Aid. She graduated from Gray High School, Iowa. She was born June 9, 1919 at Colby County, Wisc., to Fred and Anna Denney Meaike. She married James Milton Foster on Sept. 27, 1937, at Topeka, Kan. He died May 1974. Survivors include two sons, Roger, Wallace, and James, Hillsboro; six daughters, Helen Grimes, West Lafayette, Georgetta Starnes and Judy Leeke both of Crawfordsville, Patty Crowder, Hillsboro, Susan Dalton, Rossville and Salli Keeler, Oak Hill, Fla; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. A son, Robert, died in June 1984. Three brothers and three sisters also are deceased. Funeral services are scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday in Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro Chapel, with Harold Holt officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. (She died:April 9, 2001)?/FONT>Submitted by: Christoper   

Effingham, Ill., Daily News—Saturday, Mar. 5, 1983, Beecher City
WILLIAM NOAH FOSTER, 74, of Beecher City died at 11:55 a.m. Friday, March 4, 1983, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lockart and Sons Funeral Home, Beecher City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Foster was born in Beecher City, the son of James and Martha Ann (Kinniman) Foster. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Submitted by: Christopher
 

Decatur Review P36 Feb. 22, 1968 Thursday- MRS. LAWRENCE GRABB DIES; RITES SATURDAY
MRS. LAURENCE (LAURA) GRABB, 68, of Mount Zion died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Woodland Nursing Center in Mount Zion. She was born Jan. 14, 1900 in Casner, a daughter of James and Anna Kinneman Foster. Mrs. Grabb moved to Mount Zion from Long Creek 13 years ago. She was a member of the Foursquare Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She was married to Lawrence Grabb in Casner on Dec. 20, 1917. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter; Mrs. Hollis (Catherine) Finley of Kirkwood, Mo.; sons, Virgil E. of Windsor and Donald W. of Route 6; brothers, George of Peoria, James of Hillsboro, and William of Beecher City: sisters, Mrs. Ezra (Cordia) Oliver of Mattoon, Mrs. Florence Smith of  Norris City and Mrs. Patsy Gallo of Fort Worth, Tex.; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home in Mount Zion, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek. Submitted by: Christopher 

Decatur Review Saturday Jan. 25, 1969 Page 9
LAWRENCE GRABB, 72, of Mount Zion died Friday, Veterans Hospital, Danville; born April 25, 1896, Centralia; retired machinist and welder; member of Foursquare church, American Legion; married Laura Foster Dec. 20, 1917, in Casner; leaves daughter Mrs. Hollis (Catherine) Finley, Kirkwood Mo.; sons Virgil E. Grabb, Windsor; Donald W. Grabb, Route 6; brothers Elmer Grabb, Lake City; Leroy Grabb, Arlington Heights; Sam Grabb, Williamsburg, Mo.; sisters Mrs. John (Mable) Huffer, Shelbyville; Mrs. Elwood (Olive) Black, Fraser, Mich.; eleven grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; funeral services 10 a.m. Monday, Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion; burial Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek; call after 4 p.m. Sunday. Submitted by: Christopher 

 

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