George FOSTER , 18801933 (aged 53 years)

Foster George
Name
George /FOSTER/
Given names
George
Surname
FOSTER
Incident

…shortly after twelve o'clock, a little boy named George Foster mounted a horse in Mr. Anderson's paddock, Pultney-street, Taree, unknown to his mother. The horse appears to have taken fright at some clothes which were hanging out, and bolted throough the open site with the child on its back. After going a short distance, the little fellow slipped down from his seat on the horse, but unfortunately one of his feet was caught in the stirrup leather. The horse dragged the boy against a stump, by which his foot was set at liberty, or the result would most likely have ended in his death. Dr. Curtayne was sent for, and the child is now under his care, suffering from concussion of the brain, but it is hoped he may soon recover.

Source: Manning River Times, 4 Aug, 1888.

Death

Attributed to lead in the typesetting.

Death

OBITUARY

MR GEORGE FOSTER The many friends of Mr George Foster, of Fotheringham Street, Taree, will hear with great regret that he passed away about noon on Saturday last at his home, after a comparatively short serious illness. While he had not been in good health for the last three years, it was only a month to the day before his death that he had a seizure on the Taree showground while watching the football match between Kempsey and Taree cup teams, a sport in which he was always very much interested. He was at once taken to his home, but apart from being able to sit out in the sunshine now and then he never improved and last week his condition became very serious, and it was felt that the end was near. He was 53 years of age. The late Mr Foster was a son of Mrs Foster, of Victoria Street, Taree, and the late Mr Tom Foster, who was a baker for Thomsons Ltd in the old days. He was born in Taree and resided there during the whole of his life. He commenced work as an apprentice in the office of the now defunct Manning River "Independent" newspaper, and on the closing down of that business he turned his hand to the painter’s art which he followed until sickness prevented him from continuing. He was married to Miss Johnann McFadyen, daughter of Mr Angus McFadyen, of Taree, and the late Mrs McFadyen, by whom he is survived, together with Messrs. Thomas Foster (Taree) and Eric Foster (E.S. & A. Bank Byron Bay) and Mrs Allan Robinson (Taree), sons and daughter. Sisters and brothers are: Mrs EAJ Spratt (Taree), Mrs J Lange (Sydney), Messrs. Jack Foster (Sydney), William (Grafton), Thomas (Kempsey), and Sidney (Taree). The whole of the family of brothers and sisters (except Mrs Lange) were here for the funeral. The late Mr Foster was one who made many friends, to keep them. He lived the quiet, industrious and peaceable life and was most conscientious in all his actions. In years gone past he took an interest in band matters, and he was always keenly interested in football, from the first day a jersey was donned in Taree. Many old Tareeites will deeply regret the passing of a staunch friend. The funeral on Sunday afternoon was one of the largest seen in Taree for many years. Rev. Walter Latham conducted a short service at the home at 3.30 and then the cortege moved to the Dawson cemetery, where the interment took place, the Rev. Latham completing the service. Mr W.T. Howard conducted the funeral."

Source: Manning River Times, 14 Aug, 1933

Death

OBITUARY

Mr. Geo Foster. After a lengthy and trying illness Mr Geo. Foster passed away in his home in Fotheringham Street, Taree, at noon on Saturday. Until about three years ago the late Mr. Foster was able to follow his occupation as a painter, but he contracted blood poisoning, which was followed by blood pressure and rheumatism. Some four weeks before his death, while watching a cup football match, he had a stroke, and thereafter he gradually weakened until the end came. Deceased was the eldest son of Mrs Foster of Taree and the late Thos. Foster. He was born at Taree 53 years ago, and except for a short period spent in Sydney before his marriage, he lived in the town all his life. He was a man who did not take any great part in public affairs, but he was always keenly interested in the Town Band, for which he played the bass drum in years gone by, and was also a great supporter of football. Personally, he was a man of cheerful demeanour, and friendly by nature. He was essentialy a home lover, and his death is a serious loss to his widow (née Miss Annie McFadyen, daughter of Mr Angus McFadyen, of Taree). and his three children. Messrs. Tom (Taree), Eric (ESA Bank, at Byron Bay, and until recently of the Taree branch), and Mrs Allan Robinson, of Taree. Brothers are Messrs. William Foster (Casino), John Foster (Sydney), Tom Foster (Kempsey) and Sid Foster (Taree), and the sisters are Mrs E.A.J. Spratt (Taree), and Mrs Lang (Sydney). The funeral, which was one of the largest seen in Taree for some time, moved from his late home at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday for the Dawson Cemetery. In the presence of a large and representative gathering which was an eloquent tribute to the popularity of the deceased, Rev. Walter Latham conducted a solemn service at the graveside. The casket was literally covered with many beautiful floral tokens. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr W.T. Howard."

Source: Northern Champion, 16 Aug, 1933.

Burial

OBITUARY

MR GEORGE FOSTER The many friends of Mr George Foster, of Fotheringham Street, Taree, will hear with great regret that he passed away about noon on Saturday last at his home, after a comparatively short serious illness. While he had not been in good health for the last three years, it was only a month to the day before his death that he had a seizure on the Taree showground while watching the football match between Kempsey and Taree cup teams, a sport in which he was always very much interested. He was at once taken to his home, but apart from being able to sit out in the sunshine now and then he never improved and last week his condition became very serious, and it was felt that the end was near. He was 53 years of age. The late Mr Foster was a son of Mrs Foster, of Victoria Street, Taree, and the late Mr Tom Foster, who was a baker for Thomsons Ltd in the old days. He was born in Taree and resided there during the whole of his life. He commenced work as an apprentice in the office of the now defunct Manning River "Independent" newspaper, and on the closing down of that business he turned his hand to the painter’s art which he followed until sickness prevented him from continuing. He was married to Miss Johnann McFadyen, daughter of Mr Angus McFadyen, of Taree, and the late Mrs McFadyen, by whom he is survived, together with Messrs. Thomas Foster (Taree) and Eric Foster (E.S. & A. Bank Byron Bay) and Mrs Allan Robinson (Taree), sons and daughter. Sisters and brothers are: Mrs EAJ Spratt (Taree), Mrs J Lange (Sydney), Messrs. Jack Foster (Sydney), William (Grafton), Thomas (Kempsey), and Sidney (Taree). The whole of the family of brothers and sisters (except Mrs Lange) were here for the funeral. The late Mr Foster was one who made many friends, to keep them. He lived the quiet, industrious and peaceable life and was most conscientious in all his actions. In years gone past he took an interest in band matters, and he was always keenly interested in football, from the first day a jersey was donned in Taree. Many old Tareeites will deeply regret the passing of a staunch friend. The funeral on Sunday afternoon was one of the largest seen in Taree for many years. Rev. Walter Latham conducted a short service at the home at 3.30 and then the cortege moved to the Dawson cemetery, where the interment took place, the Rev. Latham completing the service. Mr W.T. Howard conducted the funeral."

Source: Manning River Times, 14 Aug, 1933