Monday evening at 10 o'clock Chas. Foster died at the home of his son-in-law, Harry Osbourne, after a two weeks struggle with pneumonia complicated with yellow jaundice.
Mr. Foster was taken ill some ten days or two weeks ago and took his bed and while all medical skill was called to his aid by his physician in the struggle against death but Mr. Foster's broken health was unable to rally from the ravages of the disease and he quietly passed away at ten Monday evening.
Chas. Foster was one of the pioneers of Comanche and Clark counties. He came to the state in the early day and underwent all the vicissitudes of pioneer life. His life had been devoted to ranching and the cattle business in which he was very successful and for many years he has been a leading rancher of this section.
He was a man faithful to his friends and his obligations. In disposition he was of a very quiet thoughtful turn and always stood ready to accommodate and help his friends. Chas. Foster was a good man and his passing will be mourned by the entire community.
The Protection Post, February 8, 1917.Charles A. Foster was born in Greenville, Ill., January 26, 1849. He departed this life January 29, 1917, aged 68 years and three days. He was married to Mary E. Crockett, November 7, 1883. They came to Chautauqua county, Kansas, March 1884. A year later they moved to Clark county where they lived until eight years ago when they moved to Comanche county. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Clyde and Lee, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Osbourne and Miss Helen Foster, a brother at Greenville, Ill, and a sister at Donnellson, Ill. Mr. Foster was a pioneer in this section of Kansas and every since he came to Clark county had devoted his time to ranching and the cattle business in which he was very successful. The funeral conducted by the Masons was preached by Rev. Martin of the Christian Church, of which the deceased had been for thirty-five years a member, at the First Church of Christ in Protection Wednesday, January 31st, and interment was made in the local cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express to all our heartfelt thanks for the flowers and the assistance during the sickness and burial of our father.
Clyde Foster and family.
Harry Osbourne and family.
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