Foster, Arthur Edward (1878-1967)

Arthur Edward Foster was a shingle maker. He lived at 1901 Beach Avenue in 1903.

Arthur was born on September 8, 1878. His father was John Bunyan Foster (1853-1924). His mother was Janie R. (or Jennie B.) Lund (1856-1900).

By 1891, Arthur and his parents were living in New Westminster, British Columbia.

By 1901, Arthur was married to Bertha May Watson. She was born on April 2, 1880, in Trafalgar, Halton County, Ontario. Her father was Joseph Watson. Her mother was Elizabeth Slack.

In 1903, Arthur was working as a shingle maker at the Pacific Coast Lumber Company. He was living at 1901 Beach Avenue.

About 1903, Arthur and Bertha moved to Washington State. In 1910, they were living at Clear Lake, Skagit County, Washington. Arthur was working as a general laborer.

Bertha died in Everett, Washington, on November 22, 1916.

On July 20, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, Arthur married Ida F. Greyell, who was a widow. Ida was born in North Dakota, about 1888. She had married James E. Greyell in Snohomish County, Washington, on May 26, 1907. James died in Tranquille, British Columbia on September 28, 1914.

In 1920, Arthur and Ida were living in Everett, Washington. Arthur was working as a shingle maker.

By 1930, Arthur was living in Port Moody, British Columbia. He was working as a sawyer at the Robert McNair Shingle Company.

Arthur continued to live in Port Moody through the 1930s until the 1960s.

By the late 1960s, Arthur was married to Emily Mae McGowen

Arthur died in New Westminster, British Columbia on July 5, 1967. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

It appears that Emily died in New Westminster on April 14, 1971. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Arthur and Bertha had the following children.

 

Myrtle May Foster

Myrtle May Foster was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, on May 15, 1901.

It appears that she married a Mr. Tate, and that she died in Seattle, Washington, on March 2, 1957.

 

Arthur Albert Edward Foster

Arthur Albert Edward Foster was born in Vancouver on January 24, 1903.

 

Ruby Foster

Ruby Foster was born Washington State about 1905. In 1920, she was living with Arthur in Everett, Washington.

 

Ivy June Foster

Ivy June Foster was born in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, on June 20, 1906. In 1920, she was living with Arthur in Everett, Washington. In 1963, she was living in Lake Stevens, Washington.

 

Violet Foster

Violet Foster was born in Washington State about 1908. In 1920, she was living with Arthur in Everett, Washington.

 

Sources

John Bunyan Foster (father of Arthur Edward Foster)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-TSY : accessed 28 September 2015), John B Foster, New Westminster City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148092; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148092-00697.pdf

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-VPN : accessed 28 September 2015), John B Foster, C, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=60656&highlight=26&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+B+Foster; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000011515.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-S36 : accessed 29 September 2015), John Foster in household of Arthur E Foster, D, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 22, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=19984&highlight=31&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Foster; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000011234.pdf.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKV-BFQ : accessed 28 September 2015), John B Foster, 1924.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV28-J4JF : accessed 28 September 2015), John B Foster, 1924; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 69150878, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69150878.

 

Jennie Lund (mother of Arthur Edward Foster)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLL6-VJ3 : accessed 28 September 2015), Jannie R Foster, 1900.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV28-J4JN : accessed 29 September 2015), Jennie B Foster, 1900; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 69151088, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69151088.

 

Arthur Edward Foster

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-S38 : accessed 28 September 2015), Arthur E Foster, D, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 22, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=19984&highlight=29&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Arthur+E.+Foster; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000011234.pdf.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 682: Foster, A.E., emp Pacific Coast Lumber Co., h. 1901 Beach ave.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGV2-VR6 : accessed 28 September 2015), Arthur Foster, Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 246, sheet 7B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,680.

King County Marriage Records, 1855-1990 – Arthur E Foster and Ida Greyell; date of marriage: July 20, 1918; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/5A303CB4AFFB99692AA9031C29650EF2

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:29JS-LHY : accessed 28 September 2015), Arthur Edward Foster, 1917-1918; citing Everett County, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,538.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHN5-7HH : accessed 28 September 2015), Arthur E Foster, Seattle, King, Washington, United States; citing sheet 9A, family 203, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,926.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4VC : accessed 28 September 2015), Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBN-BZK : accessed 28 September 2015), Arthur Edward Foster, 1967.

 

Bertha May Watson (wife of Arthur Edward Foster)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMNJ-ZS4 : accessed 28 September 2015), Joseph Watson and Elizabeth Slack, 03 Nov 1877; citing registration , Hornby, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,863,648 (parents of Bertha May Watson).

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNL5-LCH : accessed 28 September 2015), Bertie Watson, 1880.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLRD-DMZ : accessed 28 September 2015), Bertee Watson, 02 Apr 1880; citing Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario, Canada; FHL microfilm 1,845,398.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2KY-QGZ : accessed 28 September 2015), Bertee Watson, 02 Apr 1880; citing Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario, Canada, 02 Apr 1880, reference 313; FHL microfilm 1,845,398.

Washington State Death Registrations; Bertha May Foster; date of death: November 22, 1916; age: 36; Father: Joseph Watson; Mother: Elizabeth Slack; place of death: Everett, Snohomish, Washington; Da Reference Number: {6CBAA155-B47B-45C9-88DD-7479FE2E35A9}; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/A304C32ACC12F475A97EAE2D719D6101.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDDH-DK9 : accessed 28 September 2015), John Weberg and Florence Watson, 03 Aug 1911; citing Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11387, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,984,108. (brother of Bertha May Watson).

 

Ida Barr (wife of Arthur Edward Foster)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKF-GLG : accessed 28 September 2015), Edward E Greyell, 1920. (Father of James E. Greyell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGJ-J8J : accessed 28 September 2015), Christina Greyell, 1932. (Mother of James E. Greyell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8F-CJ5 : accessed 28 September 2015), Albert Milton Greyell and Margaret Mcdonald, 06 Jun 1906; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11382, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,975. (brother of James E. Greyell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-PR5 : accessed 28 September 2015), Edward Emanuel Greyell in household of Ralph Williamson and Martha Florence Amelia Greyell, 02 Nov 1897; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529. (sister of James E. Greyell)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV69-7H1 : accessed 28 September 2015), James E. Greyell in household of Edward E. Greyell, South, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13284, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,920.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM5M-6M7 : accessed 28 September 2015), James E Greyall in household of Edward L Madhurst, Chuckanut, Crescent, Lake, Park, and Lummi Island Precincts, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 66, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,753.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVV-43N : accessed 28 September 2015), James E Greyall in household of Edward Greyall, C, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 3, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Washington State; Snohomish County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1867-2008; James E Greyell and Ida F Barr; date of marriage: May 26, 1907; place of marriage: Trafton, Snohomish County; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/110E37BA3BB77C25B7DDADF5E40839CB.

Trafton, Washington, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafton,_Washington.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL29-8LD : accessed 28 September 2015), Jas E Greyell, 1914.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4VZ : accessed 28 September 2015), Ida Foster in household of Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

 

Emily Mae McGowan (possibly wife of Arthur Edward Foster)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYG-HFX : accessed 29 September 2015), Emily Foster, 1971.

 

Myrtle May Foster (daughter of Arthur Edward Foster)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-084238; Myrtle May Foster; date of birth: May 15, 1901; place of birth: New Westminster; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f66d94a3-5838-4437-a915-558ca008150f.

“Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQ9S-RYV : accessed 28 September 2015), Myrtle Mae Tate, 02 Mar 1957; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 4350, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,033,717; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/CEAF62A97B8E250079C46359BB328A27.

 

Arthur Albert Edward Foster (son of Arthur Edward Foster)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1903-09-123149; Arthur Albert Edward Foster; date of birth: January 24, 1903; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b9543439-a406-4e43-9512-05442caf0f04.

 

Ruby Foster (daughter of Arthur Edward Foster)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4V8 : accessed 28 September 2015), Ruby Foster in household of Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

 

Ivy June Foster (daughter of Arthur Edward Foster)

Washington State; Skagit County Auditor, Birth Records, 1891-1908; Ivy June Foster; http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Record/View/88D23B1CE05887163630164942622BB6; date of birth: June 20, 1906; place of birth: Sedro-Wooley; mother: Bertha Watson; father: A.E Foster.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4VD : accessed 28 September 2015), Ivy Foster in household of Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

 

Violet Foster (daughter of Arthur Edward Foster)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4V6 : accessed 28 September 2015), Violet Foster in household of Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

 

Chester Greyell (stepson of Arthur Edward Foster)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4VX : accessed 28 September 2015), Chester Greyell in household of Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP2S-N54 : accessed 28 September 2015), Chester Greyell, 10 Dec 1977; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG4J-SJM : accessed 28 September 2015), Chester Greyell, Dec 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

 

Delton Lester Greyell (stepson of Arthur Edward Foster)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJC-4VF : accessed 28 September 2015), Delton Greyell in household of Arthur Foster, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,938.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQF-WCT : accessed 28 September 2015), Delton L Greyell in household of William H Dial, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0014, sheet 1B, family 12, line 53, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2522; FHL microfilm 2,342,256.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K985-5RM : accessed 28 September 2015), Delton L Greyell, Assembly District 23, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-277, sheet 81A, family , NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 308.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPVQ-GWK : accessed 28 September 2015), Delton Lester Greyell, 02 Feb 1988; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Violet Myrtle Foster (sister of Arthur Edward Foster)

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-QJL : accessed 29 September 2015), Violet Myrtle Foster, 09 Jun 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTR-NL5 : accessed 29 September 2015), Henry Clifton Cunningham, 1965.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1G-4G6 : accessed 29 September 2015), Violet Myrtle Cunningham, 1978.

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