Research Notes - Acker, Burress families

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  • ID: I1197
  • Name: Claude Raymond Foster
  • Given Name: Claude Raymond
  • Surname: Foster
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 MAY 1892 in Kansas
  • Death: 1926 in est,Labette County,Kansas
  • Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery,Altamont,Labette County,Kansas
  • Note:
    The Smith Family, Godfried 1789-1978, Estella B. Keefer, 1978, page 132:
    5. Claude Foster born May 24,1892, married Jan.28,1923 to Myrl Gearhiser.

    [1900 Census, Fairview township, Labette County, Kansas - Claude R., b. May 1892, is living with parents]

    1900 Census, Labette township, Labette County, Kansas [future wife of Claude]
    Merrel Gearhiser, age 2, b. Feb 1898, Kansas; parents James and Jessie Gearhiser.

    WW I Draft Registration Card: Claude Raymond Foster
    res: Altamont, KS, b. May 24, 1892, farmer, single.

    Labette County Courthouse, Marriage Records, Book P page 388 -
    Claude Raymond Foster of Altamont, KS, age 30
    Myrl Jessie Gearhiser of Altamont, KS, age 24
    License issued 27 Jan 1923 [marriage date, place not specified]

    Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Altamont, Labette County, Kansas - transcribed from photo:
    Claude R. / Foster / 1892 - 1926 [in Gearhiser plot]

    1930 Census, Labette township, Labette County, Kansas [apparently our Myrl remarried:]
    White George 46, age at 1st marriage 46, b. Iowa, farmer
    Myrl 32, age at 1st marriage 32, b. Kansas Ohio Ohio [apparently recently married]

    Altamont Journal, Thursday March 30, 1989, pg 8: MYRL J. WHITE
    Services were held last Friday afternoon for Myrl Jessie White, 91, rural Altamont who died March 21, 1989 at the Arkhaven nursing home in Altamont.
    Mrs. White was born February 6, 1898 in rural Altamont to Jim and Jessie McArthur Gearhiser. She had lived all of her life near the family farm at Altamont.
    She was married to Claude Foster in January 1922[sic]. He died in 1926. She married George White in 1929. He died in 1954.
    She was a member of the Spring Valley United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge for 73 years, the Altamont Grange and the Labette County Pomona Grange.
    Survivors include a son, Herman 'Cy' Foster of Altamont; two brothers, Charles and George Gearhiser and a sister, Clara Gearhiser, all of Altamont; two grandchildren, a step-grandson, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
    A son, daughter and brother preceded her in death.
    Burial was in Elston Cemetery in rural Altamont under the directions of the Bath Funeral Home of Altamont.
    The family suggests memorials to the Spring Valley United Methodist Church.

    Elston Cemetery, Labette County, Kansas - transcribed from photo:
    Myrl J. White // Feb. 6 / 1898 // Mar. 21 / 1989
  • Change Date: 3 AUG 2012 at 19:44:18

    Father: Irvin White Foster b: 13 JAN 1844 in Clinton County,Illinois
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth Wall b: 5 JUN 1860 in Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Myrl Jessie Gearhiser b: 6 FEB 1898 in Altamont,Labette County,Kansas
    • Married: 28 JAN 1923 in Labette County,Kansas
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