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Letter from Jim #6

Letter transcription:

February 27, 1946, p. 1

February 27, 1946, p. 1

27 February
In Largo

Dear Sis & Co.:

We are planning a trip to Tallahassee to see if it is possible to find a place there to live. I signed a contract with the A. C. Horn Co., manufacturers of materials for building maintenance and construction to work in twenty counties with the Florida capitol as my headquarters. The field man that interviewed me in Tampa a week ago last Sunday informed me their men make real money so after giving it some thought decided it was a good deal and signed up.

No word from Lovelock, so going on the old saying no word is good word er something. I feel maybe things have righted themselves. Here is the letter I received from the Masonic Lodge. Please return it.

We are all well and feeling fine.

Here are some pictures you may enjoy looking at.

Love Jim

Jim Foster with his aunt Lizzie (Foster) Johnson and his wife Thelma, January 1946, Largo, Florida

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Letter from Jim #5

Letter transcription:

January 28, 1946, p. 1

January 28, 1946, p. 1

Monday morning 28 January

Dear Sis & Co. –

We are here, in Florida. It is real warm. Just how long we are going to stay is a big question. I am looking for work and may take a job for a while anyway just to keep from using any of our savings. Of course I hope to get started in the kitchen plumming business after I have a chance to look over the place to make certain there is a large enough field for it here. It will take a few days to see how well we are going to like it here.

Aunt Lizzie is in very good health and of course wants us to remain here with her. She is very happy to have us so it may work out that we will be here for six months or a year.

Love Jim

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A new baby and a visit

Foster, Rolland - 1951-09-20


Sharpsville, Sept. 20 – Mrs. Rolland Foster Jr. and baby, June Elizabeth were brought to their home here from the Tipton County hospital Monday morning. June Elizabeth was born Friday, September 14. She weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces.
Mrs. Ira Johnson of Largo, Fla. and Mrs. James Miller of Terre Haute, Ind. spent from Friday until Monday here with the former’s brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Foster, Sr.

“Sharpsville,” Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 20 September 1951, p. 7, col. 3; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

A Trip to Florida

Foster, Rolland - 1951-01-15

Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Foster Sr., left Monday for a trip to Florida, where they will visit with Mr. Foster’s sister for several days.

“Sharpsville,” Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 15 January 1951, p. 9, col. 8; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 November 2013).

Sunday’s Obituary – James E. Foster

Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, January 29, 1954, p. 2

Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, January 29, 1954, p. 2


James E. Foster, 85 years old, died at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon in Warren, Pa. Surviving are two sons, James of Indianapolis and Glenn of Cheyenne, Wyo: one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Yegerlehner of Kentland; two sister, Mrs. Cora Miller and Terre Haute and Mrs. Lizzie Johnson of Largo, Fla., and one brother, R. W. Foster of Sharpsville. The body will be brought to Cross Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Sunday and where services will be at 10 o’clock Monday morning. Burial will be in West York, Ill.

James Edward Foster was born 3 May 1869 in York Township, Clay County, Illinois. He was the eldest surviving son of James B. and Lydia (Dicks) Foster. James and Lydia were the parents of thirteen children of whom only five survived to adulthood. James grew up on his parents’ farm, and after the death of his father in 1887 (when James was 18), he worked as a farm hand. Later he worked as a traveling salesman and a clerk. At the end of his life, he appears to have worked as a gardener.

On 29 February 1896, James married Emma Lawhead in Hutsonville, Illinois. They were the parents of five known children: Lydia Allie, Glenn E., Forrest, James L. and Gladys R. Of the marriage little is known. According to Gladys, her father was an alcoholic. Eventually Emma got tired of James’ behavior and kicked him out. Whether they were officially divorced or not is unknown.

Foster, James E. - St. Louis, Missouri, 1924-05-03

James E. Foster
St. Louis, Missouri
May 3, 1924

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