Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
November 18, 2003
Sherman Foster, 90, of Washington Township, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003.
Born Sept. 27, 1913, in Shelby County, he was the s/o  Ralph and  Etta (Brown) Foster.  Married  Dorothy Marie Davis  on April 3, 1935, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 1993.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Bush (husband Don), Shelbyville;  Judy Crafton (husband Thomas), Cumming, Ga.; six grandchildren, Ron Bush  and  Carol da Silva, both of Shelbyville, David Crafton  of Cresthill, Ill., Charla Trimble  of Keystone Heights, Fla., Chad Crafton  of Cumming and  Keri Crafton  of Clermont, Fla.
Preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Foster.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Farmed in Washington Township through his 65th birthday.  Employed at Amos Plastics, (later became Alma Plastics), Edinburgh.  Fence builder during the Depression and a grave digger at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Graduated in 1931 from Flat Rock High School.
Member of Flat Rock Christian Church.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St.
George Plantz, minister, officiating.
Burial  in Flat Rock Cemetery in Flat Rock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Flat Rock Christian Church, Post Office Box 36, Flat Rock, IN 47234; or Flat Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Post Office Box 94, Flat Rock, IN 47234.
"This obituary is being reprinted because of an error and incomplete information provided to The Shelbyville News."
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, June 21, 1918
Resident of Moral Township Passed Away
Last Night at Daughter's Home
          Andrew Foster, aged 77 years died at the home of his son-in-law, Austin Smith, three miles north of London in Moral township last night between twelve and one o'clock.  Mr. Foster has been ailing for some time suffering from heart trouble.  He has made his home with his daughter for some time following the death of his wife several years ago.  He is well known to residents of the north part of the county being a man of pleasing disposition and honest principals.
          Mr. Foster is survived by the daughter, Sarah Smith with whom he lived; a son, John H. Foster of Gas City, Kansas and a brother, James Foster, of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the home on Sunday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. Buchanan of Indianapolis officiating.  Later the body will be taken to Indianapolis for burial in West Union cemetery north of that place.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Rexanna Gonser

The  Banner
Knightstown, Indiana
Friday, February 11, 1916
Nancy Agnes Foster
          Ogden, Ind. Feb. 3, 1916 - Mrs. Nancy Agnes Foster  died at midnight at the home of her daughter  Mrs. Henry Adams, one mile northwest of Ogden, in the 75th. year of her age.  Mrs. Foster had been sick since December.  She was born February 27, 1840.
          The deceased is survived by one daughter, one son, and a number of step-daughters.  The funeral will take place Saturday, leaving the home at 9 o'clock in the morning for Morristown, where the services will be held and interment made in Asbury Cemetery.

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, September 20, 1905
          Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 3, 1891
Page 3 column 1
          Thomas Foster  died at his home 2 ˝ miles south east of town at three p.m. Wednesday, August 26th, age 63 years.  Funeral services were held at the Winchester church at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  Rev. Charles Tinsley officiated assisted by Rev. John Reece.  Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.
Winchester Cemetery
Thomas Foster,  March 20, 1828 – August 26, 1891
63 years 5 months & 6 days
Contributed by Barb Huff for Barbara L. Ward

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday July 10, 1879 
Page 3 column 4
          FOSTER—On July 3, 1879, at her residence in Addison township, of consumption and dropsy of the heart, Eliza, wife of  Thomas Foster, in the 45th year of her age.  The funeral took place July 4th at 3 o’clock p.m.  The remains were interred at the Winchester Graveyard.
Winchester Cemetery
Eliza J. Foster died July 3, 1879 Age 45y 8m 2 days
Wife of  Thomas Foster
Contributed by Barb Huff for Barbara L. Ward

The  National  Volunteer
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March 30, 1854
          Caleb Foster of Fayette County was drowned a few days ago in Williams Creek near Connersville.......He left a wife and several children.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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