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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Edmond Foster (1867-1956)

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Andrew Edmond Foster
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Farmer, MLA (1923-1927), MLA (1933-1936).

Born at Enterprise, Ontario on 12 October 1870, son of Andrew Foster and Annabella Victoria Boddy, he was educated at Ontario public schools then came to Manitoba and farmed near Lena. On 15 January 1896, he married Catherine Elizabeth Cullen (1875-?), daughter of David Cullen, of Holmfield. They had six children: David Clarence Foster (1899-?), Frederick Edmond Foster (1901-?), Annie Victoria Foster (1904-?), Mary Cathleen Foster (1907-?), William Andrew Foster (1909-?), Cecil Cullen Foster (1911-?), and Ruby Evelyn Foster (1914-?). He was a member of AF & AM (Killarney Past Master) and United Church of Canada. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1922 general election, defeated in 1927, re-elected in June 1932, and defeated in July 1936 and April 1941. He died in 1956 and was buried in the Killarney Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1934.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2018

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