ARTHUR M. FOSTER, druggist of Steubenville, Ohio was born February 22, 1837 in Allegheny county, Penn. of which county his parents, William and Eliza (Sill) Foster, were also natives. His mother was the daughter of Col. Jesse Sill, who served in the war of 1812. Mr. Foster spent the first years of his boyhood at Pittsburgh. When he was ten years old he accompanied his parents to Mansfield, Penn., and in 1856 they removed to Dubuque, Iowa, where they resided two years, Arthur being employed at farm work during the time near Dubuque, in the vicinity of which place he was engaged with the Pittsburgh Paper Manufacturing company, as a traveling salesman, and he continued with them until 1870. He was then engaged with the paper firm of Christy & Benham, of Pittsburgh, one year. For a few years following this Mr. Foster was variously employed in different places in the west and northwest. In 1874 he made his permanent home in Steubenville, and entered the drug store of his brother, J. S. Foster, and remained with him until after the latter's death in February 1883. He then embarked in the drug trade for himself, and has continued in the business. Mr. Foster has been twice married. His present wife, whose maiden name was Kate May, has borne to him one son, John M., who was born February 5, 1881. In politics Mr. Foster is a republican. He is an honest man, a good citizen and successful in business.
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