MRS. OLLIE FOSTER DIES
Mrs. Ollie Foster of Leaf River died in her home Friday night after a long illness. She was 92 years old.
Mrs. Foster was born Sept. 15, 1862 in DeKalb County, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ancil Austin. She was married to Joseph Foster in March, 1881. He preceded her in death 31 years ago.
Following their marriage, they moved from Kirkland to Elgin, and over 50 years ago moved to Leaf River.
Mrs. Foster had the first telephone office in her home and was operator for the Leaf River - Egan Telephone Company for 18 years. She also operated a confectionery store for a number of years.
She was a member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Leaf River Methodist Church, and the Sunset of Life group of that society. She was also a member of the Mt. Morris Chapter O. E. S.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Addie Davis, Terry, Mont.; a niece, Mrs. Pearl Schreiber of Forreston, who made her home with Mrs. Foster for many years and attended school in Leaf River. There also are several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Services were held Tuesday at 1 p. m. in the Leaf River Methodist Church. The Rev. William Lewis, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Maple Cemetery, Kirkland.
Olive L. Austin Born: September 15, 1862, DeKalb Co., IL
Parents: Ancil Carmi Austin and Charlotte Wood
Died: December 10, 1954, Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL
Buried: December 14, 1954, Maple Cemetery, Kirkland, Franklin Township, DeKalb Co., IL
Married: March 20, 1881, Kirkland, DeKalb Co., IL, to
Joseph Watson Foster Born: January 25, 1858, DeKalb Co., IL
Parents: Thomas Polk Foster and Mary Ann Rowan
Died: May 02, 1923, Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL
Burried: Maple Cemetery, Kirkland, Franklin Township, DeKalb Co., IL
Ollie and Joseph had no children
Brothers preceding her in Death:
Carmi Ancil Austin [married: Mary Martha Masteller]
and Spencer Myers Austin [married: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brickley]
Sisters preceding her in Death:
Rebecca Gertrude Austin [Mrs. Wallace Franklin Foster (brother of Joseph), the parents of Mrs. Pearl Schreiber]
and Adella "Della" Laura Austin [Mrs. Albert B. Bennett]
Surviving Sister: Louiza Adeline "Addie" Austin [married: Evan William Davis]
Submitted by Myron F. Foster, Beloit, Wisconsin
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