Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876

 

ORIN FOSTER
Page 132

The subject of these notes was born in the State of Vermont, and settled in Havana in 1835. He was one of the colony comprising Adams, Rockwell, Kemp , and others referred to, in the sketch of Kemp and of Rockwell in this book.

On the location of Mr. Foster in Havana, he engaged in the business of  hotel keeping, and ultimately bought a farm three miles northeast of Havana, where he resided to the time of  his death, which occurred December 17, 1843, at the age of thirty-two years, one month and ten days.

Mrs. Foster was born in New York. They were married before their removal to Mason county, in 1835, and survived  her first husband many years. She leaves four children by her first  husband -- Judson R. Foster, grain dealer, of the firm of McFadden, Low & Co, of this city, George H. Foster, Mrs. Jacob Wheeler and Mrs. Nash, of this city.

By her second marriage, with Mr. Low, there are two sons, Mr. Anson Low, of the grain firm before named, and Mr. Rufus Low, of this city. Mr. J. R. Foster and the Messrs. Low are among the substantial business men of Havana.

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