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Death Of An Old Pioneer

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A pioneer of Washtenaw county of 62 years residence passed away on Saturday by the death of Isaac N. S. Foster at his home in Ann Arbor town at 4 o'clock that morning, of heart failure. Mr. Foster was born at Royalton, Niagara county, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1827, and was, therefore, 69 years, 7 months and 28 days old at the time of his death. He was the youngest son of a family of five sons and one daughter and his parents' names were Lemuel and Abi Fenn Foster. With his parents he came to Ann Arbor town in 1836 and has always resided at the same place. Mr. Foster was a man of sterling character and was highly respected for his many good qualities by his friends and neighbors, which respect had increased during his long residence among them. He received his education in the district schools and a select school in Ann Arbor. From the time he was of age he had had the management of his father's estate, comprising 240 acres of fertile land in Ann Arbor town. For five years he was township clerk, and for four years highway commissioner. He also served his fellow citizens for several years as supervisor. In religion Mr. Foster was a Methodist and had been a consistent and faithful member of the Ann Arbor M. E. church since 1847. Mr. Foster was married Oct. 1, 1850, to Almira Green, daughter of Ebenezer Green, of Salem, who came to Washtenaw county in 1829. Besides his widow he leaves two children, Ulysses T. Foster, cf Detroit, and George N. Foster who resides at the farm.