Tag Archives: Rolland W. Foster

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).

Entertained at Sunday Dinner

Foster, Rolland - 1929-11-12

Dr. and Mrs. Homer Shoupe and children entertained at Sunday dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Foster and son Richard [sic Rolland], of Ft. Wayne. Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Shoupe are sisters.

“Sharpsville,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, Indiana), 12 November 1929, p. 3, col. 3.

Visiting Terre Haute

Foster, Rolland - 1925-06-24Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Foster left Tuesday morning for Terre Haute for a brief visit there with latter’s people, and they expect to be at their home in Tampa, Florida, by July 1st.

“Sharpsville,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, Indiana), 24 June 1925, p. 3, col. 4.

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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