Niagara County

1897 Biography - James M. Foster

Foster, James M., was born in the town of Yates, Orleans county, N. Y., November 20, 1830, a son of James and Willina (Thomas) Foster. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Genesee Wesleyan Seminary. In 1851 he married Permelia B. Cady and they have four children: Frank L., Emma J., A. Clark, and James R. Mrs. Foster died and in 1863 he married Mary A. Woolson, and they have three children: C. Burt, May E. and William E. In 1866 he removed to Porter and bought 105 acres of land and has since added one hundred acres, and now follows general farming, stock raising and fruit growing. Mr. Foster is an ardent Republican and has been justice of the peace for eight years, supervisor one year and justice of sessions for one year. He is a member and present master of Ransomville Lodge No. 551, F. & A. M., and is also a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the lodge at Lockport.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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