FOSTER Ruthwin Floyd

Male 1835 - 1922  (86 years)


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  • Name FOSTER Ruthwin Floyd 
    Born 31 Jul 1835  Sturgis, St. Joseph Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Death Certificate reads:
      Father George Foster, born Pennsylvania
      Mother: Mary Shepard, born unknown
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 23 Jul 1850  Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll: M432_362; Page: 255B; Image: 291
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll: M432_362; Page: 255B; Image: 291
    RESI After 1856  Section 10, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    CENSUS 29 Jun 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Occupation: Farmer
      Value of real estate: $16,000
      Value of personal estate: $2000
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: M593_256; Page: 460A; Image: 249; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: M593_256; Page: 460A; Image: 249; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Died 2 Feb 1922  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death Certificate reads:
      Time of death: 12:20 pm
      Place: Blandinsville McDonough Co., IL
      Cause: Anemia (retention of urine due to obstruction); contributing factor: carcinoma of prostate (prostate cancer). Certificate states that Floyd was operated on on Feb 1. He died shortly after but whether as direct result of the above or complications from surgery is not clear.
      Occupation: Retired
      Informant: B. B. Martin, Blandinsville, IL
    Death Certificate: Foster, R. Floyd - 1922
    Death Certificate: Foster, R. Floyd - 1922
    Buried 4 Feb 1922  South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death Certificate states burial at Foster Cemetery, Blandinsville, IL, now called South Cemetery, Blandinsville IL.
    Person ID I89  Main
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2012 

    Father FOSTER George,   b. Abt 1802, Botetourt Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1868, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother SHEPARD Mary,   b. Abt 1804, Botetourt Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1825  [6
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., 1885: George Foster, father of R. T., (should read R.F.--ed.) was a native of Virginia, born in Botetourt county. His wife, Mary Shepherd, was a native of the same place, and their marriage occurred January 20,1825. His death occurred January 26, 1868, and hers in 1855; they are 'buried at New Hope cemetery (now called Blandinsville South Cemetery--ed.). [7]
    • ...George Foster, a native of Virginia; he settled in Hire township, coming from Michigan here, and died at his home January 26,1868, having lost his wife in 1855, and both lie in Good Hope cemetery (Should read New Hope, also called Blandinsville South Cemetery--ed). [8]
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 CHARTER Mariah Adeline,   b. 7 Dec 1836,   d. 19 Aug 1879, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1858  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Certificate No. 1090
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., 1885: Her (Lydia Watson Foster) demise occurring, in due time he again was married to Maria Charter, a native of McDonough county, and nine children were born to them, six of whom are living--George J., Thomas L., Harrison A., Susan C., Theodore F., Florence, Charles, Alfred C. and Alice. This lady also died... [7]
    Children 
    +1. FOSTER George G.,   b. Aft 29 Jun 1857, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. FOSTER Theodore F.,   b. Aft 1858  [Birth]
     3. FOSTER Thomas L.,   b. Aft 1859  [Birth]
     4. FOSTER Harrison A.,   b. Aft 1861  [Birth]
     5. FOSTER Susan C.,   b. Aft 1862  [Birth]
     6. FOSTER, Florence,   b. Aft 24 Jun 1855
     7. FOSTER Charles E.,   b. Aft 1868  [Birth]
     8. FOSTER, Alfred C.,   b. Aft 24 Jun 1855
     9. FOSTER, Alice,   b. Aft 24 Jun 1855
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2012 23:32:45 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 DAVIS Margaret E.,   b. 28 Mar 1842, Thorntown, Boone Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1928, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1880  Kirksville, Adair Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Marriage license states:
      R. Floyd Foster, resident of McDonough Co., IL
      Miss M. E. Davis, resident of Kirksville, Adair Co., MO
      Wed by: J. J. Bentley, Paster M. S. Church
      Witnessed by: Mrs. D. Nighwander and Miss Jennie Burton
    Marriage License: Foster, R. Floyd and Margaret Davis - 1880
    Marriage License: Foster, R. Floyd and Margaret Davis - 1880
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., 1885: ...and Mr. Foster married Margaret E. Davis; this ceremony was performed in Missouri. She was a native of Indiana. Two children were given to this marriage--Ralph C. and Nellie. George Foster, father of R. T., was a native of Virginia, born in Botecourt county. His wife, Mary Shepherd, was a native of the same place, and their marriage occurred January 20, 1825. His death occurred January 26, 1868, and hers in 1855; they are buried at New Hope cemetery. R. F. Foster owns a nice farm on section 10, which with its great fertility and good location makes it a desirable home. He owns about 244 acres in all, after giving his children a piece of land as they left home. Coming here in 1856, he has continually lived in the same place since. The date of his coming to the county was in 1850. [11]
    Children 
     1. FOSTER, Ralph C.,   b. Aft 24 Jun 1855
     2. FOSTER, Nellie,   b. Aft 24 Jun 1855
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2012 23:01:59 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 WATSON Lydia,   b. Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Jun 1855  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Certificate No. 567
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., 1885: R. F. Foster, one of those genial men one loves to meet, is a native of Michigan, born in St. Joseph county, July 31, 1835, and lived at home until his marriage, June 24, 1855. Lydia Watson, a native of Indiana, became his wife at that time, and two children--Mary J., wife of John Lockett, Knox county, Missouri, and Louisa, wife of Reuben Martin, were born to them. [13]
    Children 
     1. FOSTER Mary J.,   b. Aft 29 Jun 1855  [Birth]
     2. FOSTER Louisa,   b. Aft 29 Jun 1855  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2012 22:31:50 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jul 1835 - Sturgis, St. Joseph Co., MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 23 Jul 1850 - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1855 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1858 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 29 Jun 1870 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jun 1880 - Kirksville, Adair Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Feb 1922 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Feb 1922 - South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 631 (Reliability: 2).
      R. F. Foster...is a native of Michigan, born in St. Joseph county, July 31, 1835...

    2. [S337] Death Certificate: Foster, R. Floyd - 1922, (Division Of Vital Statistics), Certificate No. 7352., Certificate No. 7352 (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 1922.

    3. [S103] Census: 1850 U.S. - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI , (Ancestry.com), Roll: M432_362; Page: 255B; Image: 291 (Reliability: 3), 23 Jul 1850.

    4. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 632 (Reliability: 2).
      Foster owns a nice farm on section 10, which with its great fertility and good location makes it a desirable home. He owns about 244 acres in all, after giving his children a piece of land as they left home. Coming here in 1856, he has continually lived in the same place since.

    5. [S84] Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Series: M593 Roll: 256 Page: 460a-460b (Reliability: 2), 29 Jun 1870.

    6. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., p. 632 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    7. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 632 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    8. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 636 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    9. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 632 (Reliability: 2).
      Mr. Foster married Margaret E. Davis; this ceremony was performed in Missouri.

    10. [S365] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, (Ancestry.com), 172 (Reliability: 3), 9 Jun 1880.

    11. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 632 (Reliability: 2).

    12. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 631 (Reliability: 2).
      R. F. Foster...lived at home until his marriage, June 24, 1855. Lydia Watson, a native of Indiana, became his wife at that time...

    13. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 631-632 (Reliability: 2), 1885.