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Hannah Etta Foster[1]

Female 1867 - 1952  (84 years)


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  • Name Hannah Etta Foster 
    Born 10 Apr 1867  Rock Creek, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Etta /Foster/ 
    Died 15 Mar 1952  Cave in Rock, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 18 Mar 1952  [1
    Reference Number 20215 
    _UID 8C349A98AB2DA649959B44ABC5A5A668507B 
    Buried 18 Mar 1952  Masonic Cem. Harden Co.Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43026  Earnest
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2004 

    Father Horace B. , Jr. Foster,   b. 18 Nov 1829, Bassett, Pope Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1915, New Haven, Gallatin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann Hobbs,   b. 15 Feb 1835, Cape Giradeau, Cape Giradeau Co., Mo Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1923, Carmi, White Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1849  Hardin Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID A57BBDBB0F138A41ADB0DF0EF932D2D39F35 
    Family ID F13899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marcellus Leonidas Tyer,   b. 5 Nov 1858, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1923, Cave in Rock, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1885  Rock Creek, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 07F22DA4D8855E45843210C57DC1383601EC 
    Children 
     1. Etta Tyer
     2. Roxana Tyer
     3. Marcella Tyer
     4. Idas Tyer
     5. John Horace Tyer,   b. Private
     6. Rufina Gertrude Tyer,   b. 28 Nov 1886, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Estella Maude Tyer,   b. Jan 1888, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Grace B. Tyer,   b. 12 Jan 1889, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Rosco Tyer,   b. 7 Mar 1890, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Marcellus Leonidas Tyer,   b. 8 Jul 1891, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Myrtle Columbia Tyer,   b. 24 Nov 1893, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Priscilla Tyer,   b. 10 May 1895, Cave in Rock, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F13929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      !RESIDENCE: Illinois Federal Census Report, 1870, Hardin County, RockCreek
      Prec., Dwelling #5; AGE 3; BORN IL.
      Illinois Federal Census Report, 1880, Hardin County, Rock Creek Prec.Dwelling
      #148; AGE 13; BORN IL.
      Illinois Federal Census Report, 1900, Hardin County, Cave In Rock Prec.,
      Dwelling #112 as Hannah Tyer; AGE 33; BORN IL. Married 14 years; 10children
      born, six living.
      Illinois Federal Census Report, 1910, Hardin County, Cave In Rock Prec.,
      Dwelling #145, page 218B; AGE 42; BORN IL. First marriage for 24 years.Eleven
      children born-seven living. (Father & Mother born in Illinois) Illinois
      Federal Census Report, 1920, Hardin County, Cave In Rock Prec., Dwelling#206,
      page 16B. AGE 52; BORN IL. (Father born IL-Mother born MO)

      !BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Bible of Betsy Hobbs Foster, her mother.

      !BIOGRAPHY: (1)Letter from Myrtle Tyer Karber to Frances Campbell Fosteron
      June 6, 1955. (2) Anecdotes told by Doris Davidson Adcock as related toher by
      Roxana Tyer Orr. (3) Early News Clippings of Hardin County Illinois rom
      Uncle George Lavender's Scrapbooks compiled by Marion Lavender Reynolds,page
      155 under the heading of MARCELLUS L. TYER.

      !RELIGION: Christ Church at Rock Creek, Hardin County Illinois RecordBook,
      page 8 shows her as #70 on 3 Sep 1881.
      Page 11 shows her as member #40 (Hanna E. Foster) on a list of membersdated
      30 Jun 1883.
      page 14 shows her as member #40 (Hannah E. Foster) on a list of membersdated
      1 Jul 1884. Beside her name is the note "Reclaimed, baptized by E.S.Tinsley".
      page 18 shows her as member #32 (Hannah E. Tyer) on a list of membersdated
      1889.

      !BIRTH: Genealogy of Samuel Davis of Oxford, Mass., and Joseph Davis, of
      Dudley, Mass., and Their Descendants., Compiler and publisher, George L.
      Davis, North Andover, Mass. published 1884, page 439.

      BIOGRAPHY: The big white house where Hannah Etta and Marcellus lived isstill
      standing and is right beside the Hardin County Golf Course and behind ahuge
      rock quarry. Hannah raised geese and sold feathers to other ladies in the
      district. Hannah could pluck a goose in five minutes or less and sortfeathers
      at the same time.
      Marcellus' father was one of the early settlers in Hardin County and was a
      very prominent man in the administrative affairs of the county, havingserved
      many years as a member of the Board of County Commissioners. He was mainly
      interested, however, in farming, beginning his career in this vocation in
      those days when potatoes constituted the chief agricultural product andwhen
      New Orleans was the market with the Ohio river flat boat as the connecting
      link between the farmer and the market.
      It was in that school of hard work which constituted the life of the early
      farmer when the land had to be cleared and made ready for the plow that
      Marcellus was reared. He, being the oldest in the family was left toshare the
      responsibilities of the farm during those months when his father was onhis
      way to market. Here he learned and had ingrained into him those
      characteristics of industry, thrift and self-reliance which so eminently
      characterized his whole life.
      His parents instilled into him a desire for the finer accomplishments oflife,
      and directed him toward an education. Consequently, he spent a great partof
      his young manhood in attending and teaching school. After attending therural
      schools, he furthered his education in the Normal Schools at Carbondaleand
      Normal, Illinois and at the Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington,
      Illinois.
      Soon after his marriage, Marcellus settled on the farm near where he diedand
      began to devote his attention to farming. Farming constituted his chieflife's
      work however he also accomplished much outside the farm. Marcellus taught
      school for thirteen years, served two terms as county judge of HardinCounty,
      Illinois, raised livestock and also operated a farm of 310 acres. He was a
      stockholder & director of the Cave in Rock Bank. He organized the Farmers
      Union Store and was a co-owner of it in Cave in Rock. For 25 yrs, he was
      president of the Farmers Union. He was a lawyer; he never took the statebar
      but practiced law all his life. He had an office in the main hall of thehouse
      to greet clients and help with their legal problems. He was elected Judgein
      1900 and served for 4 years. He was also appointed a circuit judge andfor 4
      years served in that capacity.
      He was an active member of the Farmers' Institute and served severalyears as
      president of the County Institute. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd
      Fellow Fraternities. While he never affiliated himself with any church,he was
      nevertheless an ardent believer in and supporter of the Baptist Church and
      more than once was heard to say that as for him, he thought the Bible agood
      guide to live by. Marcellus died instantly of heart failure at his homeon a
      Sunday night 1 Jul 1923 in Cave in Rock, Hardin County, Illinois, and was
      buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave in Rock, Hardin County, Illinois.

      Hannah died 15 Mar 1952 in Cave in Rock, Hardin County, Illinois, and was
      buried 18 Mar 1952 in Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave in Rock, Hardin County,
      Illinois.

      !BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHY: Story of Marcellus life as told to Doris Adcock by
      Roxie Tyer Orr, his wife.

      !MARRIAGE: Hardin County Illinois Marriage Register 1, May 1884-Dec 1891,
      Volume 1 with annotations, compiled and indexed by Judy Foreman Lee and
      Carolyn Cromeenes Foss, 1996, page 12.

      !PARENTS: Hardin County Illinois Marriage Register 1, May 1884-Dec 1891,
      Volume 1 with annotations, compiled and indexed by Judy Foreman Lee and
      Carolyn Cromeenes Foss, 1996, page 12.

  • Sources 
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      Date of Import: Sep 5, 2000