Hello I am doing some family research .
My ggrandfather was on the Titanic Mr A Foster
Storekeeper engineering . His widow used monies from the National Disasters Relief Fund to emigrate to West Australia in 1923.Bringing her daughters with her.My grandmother told me what it was like to have lost her father and the feeling of depression that hit Southamption during this sad time.My ggrandfather Alfred Charles Foster had a brother living in or around Southamption at the time would anybody have any info on the Foster Family it would be appreciated.
Hello. I've been trying to do some research into this passenger, but thus far have only been able to find out whats listed on this site.
I remember a relative mentioning that a Foster died onboard the Titanic but I'm not entirely sure of my relation to him (if any...), does anyone by any chance have any more information on this person, or links to somewhere I might be able to do more research?
Alfred Charles Foster was actually a member of the crew, an engineering storekeeper. He was a Hampshire man, born in 1875 in the village of Kings Worthy near Winchester, one of a large family of at least 10 children. His father Charles was a sawmill worker and mother Elizabeth a dressmaker.
In 1912 Alfred was living in Southampton with his wife Mary and 2 daughters, Leah and Vera. I don't know of any accounts of what happened to him during the sinking, but we do know of course that he did not survive and his body was never recovered.
Here is a bit more on Mr Foster's family. I dont know what Mrs Foster did or was accused of to be treated so but that was the way of life in 1912.
Foster, Albert. Lived at 38 North Front, Kingsland, Southampton. Occupation - Storekeeper. 37 years old. (Born in Hampshire).
I REMEMBER MY GRANDMOTHER IVY MAY JOHNSON NEE WILLIAMS TELLING MY CHILDREN THAT HER UNCLE, ALBERT FOSTER DIED ON THE TITANIC. ANY INFO WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED, MY CHILDREN ARE VERY INTERESTED. I BELIEVE HER MOTHERS NAME WAS ROSA. MY NAN WAS BORN IN JUNE 1909.
Okay, I am totally new to this so please bear with me while I figure it out. I notice the last post was in 2008. Is there a way to alert people of a new member joining the discussion?
I recently discovered on a visit to Halifax that my great grandfather, William, was also a brother to Albert Foster. He emigrated to Canada at age 38 (through Ellis Island) in 1910 and settled in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. He then sent for his wife, Letitia, and 3 of his children who arrived through Quebec City in 1913. So my great grandmother was sister-in-law to Mary Foster. My mother remembers he had 8 brothers but no mention of sisters. I may have more information to offer after speaking to my aunt who was very close with William until his death in 1955.
I am fairly shaking with excitement! I have been in touch with the Winchester Records Office and discovered more about Albert and his family.
His parents were both born in Bishopstoke, Charles Henry Foster in 1843 and Elizabeth Ann Macklin in 1844. They were married in Southampton in September 1861. The had 9 children as follows : Frederick Herbert (1862), Alice Amelia (1865), Helena (1867), William Henry (1871) - my great grandfather, Harry (1873), Alfred (1875), Rosa Frances (1877), Albert (1879) and Edwin (1881).
What was your great grandfather's name, Richard?
I'm still searching so I may have more news later!
Hallo, Debbie. It's not likely that people who made one or two postings as guests would see any responses made years later, but you can send private (email) messages to members like Richard Foster (click on his name for a small menu window). Richard seems to have made only one posting four years ago, so his membership might have lapsed or the contact details changed but its worth a try.
Hi Tracy, we're related! I knew Aunt Ivy really well and can pass on to you what I know, if you're interested so if you are still logged in, please reply and I'll send you my email and we can chat through email. Look forward to hearing from you. Mary