Isabel Green was born March 4, 1825, in North Carolina, and lived there until
nine years of age, when her parents removal to Jennings county, Indiana.
On March 16, 1845, she was united in marriage to Jonathan Foster. They
spent their early married life in Indiana, removed to Jefferson county, 111.,
in 1861, and from there to Hamilton Co., Neb. in 1873. To them was born nine
children, seven of whom are still living, two having died in infancy.
She was converted at fourteen years of age, uniting with the Baptist church and
remaining in that church until her marriage when she went with her husband to the
Christian church, that being her church home until their removal to Nebraska
at which time she with her husband united with the M. E. church, living for
sixty years a devoted christian, when God called her home August 11, 1899,
aged 74 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Her husband, five children and six grandchildren were with her in her last
moments. The names of her children are Mrs. Radie Bane of Dee Moines, Ia.,
Mrs. M. M. Smith of York. Neb., Mrs. M. M. Jones of Opdyke, Ill., Mrs. Lucy B.
Soward of Pioneerville, Idaho, Mrs. Gay Cook of Bromfield. Mrs. J. A. Foster
of Glenville, Neb, Wm. J. Foster of Bromfield, Neb. All the children are members
of the M. E. church.
The funeral took place at the M. E. church Bromfield, Sunday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m.
in charge of Rev. Hollingworth assisted by Revs Harney and a C. H. Broniltetta.
The large concearse of of people to pay their last respects to the remains
of Mother Foster speak more than any words of ours, to show the esteem in which
sbe was held, a great many being unable to gain admission inside of the ohurch. She
was well known and loved by every one for her kind, loving disposition, and
will be missed in many homes where sbe has been wont to go, but most of all
in the home circle now broken. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery south
Source: Plainsman Museum
Submitted by: Nancy Blackwell