Nathan J. Foster

Saturday, September 12, 1936    Pontiac Daily Leader


Fairbury, Ill.  Sept. 12 Nathan J. Foster died at his home, 313 West Hickory Street, at noon, Friday, death resulting from cancer.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Charles S. Davies officiating.  The place of burial has not yet been decided upon.

Mr. Foster was born March 3, 1862 on a farm, three and one-half miles east of Pontiac, the son of George and Martha Foster.  He was married to Miss Sarah E. Van Doren in Owego Township on October 29, 1884.  The couple engaged in farming until 1890, when they moved to Fairbury.  Mr. Foster was employed by the Public Service Light Company, and later entered the garage business.  He retired from active business in 1932.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Fairbury Odd Fellows ledge.

Besides the widow there survives one son, Alda Foster, and one daughter, Mrs. Marie Fugate, both of this city; two brothers, H. A. Foster of this city, and G.E. Foster, of Pontiac; one sister, Mrs. Sue Grandy, of Wichita, Kan., and five grandchildren.


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