biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
C. W. FOSTER, who has been a resident of Mahaska County for over twenty years, of Scott township, was born in Grant County, Ind., in 1849, being a son of Stephen and Mary (Littler) Foster, natives of Ohio and Virginia, respectively. Stephen Foster died in the fall of 1883, at the age of sixty-nine years. His widow still survives, being at this writing (1887) sixty-three years old, and resides with her son in Nebraska. The subject of this sketch came to this county in the spring of 1864, settling on section 36, in Scott Township, and in August 1868, was united in marriage with Miss Annie Ream, a native of Pennsylvania, and daughter of Benjamin Ream, now deceased, and whose biography appears elsewhere in this volume. Of this marriage two children have been born: Edwin Winfleld, born in June, 1871, and Ollie Gertrude, born in August, 1873. Mr. Foster owns the quarter section upon which he resides, and a small body of timber, and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising, and may be properly classed among the substantial, enterprising and thrifty farmers of the county. Politically be affiliates with the Greenback party.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy