Foster, William E., 1905-1954

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Foster, William E., 1905-1954

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William E. Foster was born in 1905. He attended school in Lennoxville and spent his holidays at Darley Place in Knowlton, the home of his great-uncle, Hiram Sewell Foster (occupied at that time by Hiram's son Thomas Knowlton Foster). William E. Foster collected documentation about railroads, probably motivated by his nineteenth-century forebears' tradition of railway building: Dr. Stephen S. Foster, Samuel Willard Foster, George Green Foster, Hiram Sewell Foster, and Asa B. Foster were promoters, organizers, and builders in the Eastern Townships, across Canada, and in New England. Foster died in 1954 and was buried in the Knowlton Cemetery.


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