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Daniel Simms Foster 1 2

  • Born: 19 Dec 1873, , , KS 1 2
  • Died: 17 May 1913, Missoula, Missoula, MT, USA at age 39 1 2 3 4
  • Buried: 21 May 1913, Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT 1 2 4

   FamilySearch ID: KCB5-P5J.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Eagle Twp., Boone, IN. 5 The 1880 census recorded Thomas B. Foster, farmer, 39, living with wife Mary E., 33; daughter Mary E., 13; Lydia, 10; Daniel, 6; Lona, 4; and Charles, 0. Everyone was born in Indiana except Daniel and Lona in Kansas. Thomas' parents were born in Ohio. Mary E.'s father was born in North Carolina and mother unknown.

2. Arrival: Dakota Territory, in 1883. 1

3. Arrival: 1902, in Big Timber, Sweet Grass, MT, USA. 1

4. Arrival: 1908, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT. 1

5. Cause of Death: alcoholic meningitis, 17 May 1913, Missoula, Missoula, MT, USA. 4

6. Obituary: Independent-Record: obituary of Daniel Simms Foster on 20 May 1913 in Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT. 6 ---
The funeral of Daniel Simms Foster, who died in a hospital in Missoula on May 17, will be held at Flanerty's undertaking chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. J. F. McNamee, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will be at Forestvale cemetery.
Mr. Foster was well known in Helena, having lived here since 1908. On April 23, he was sent to the Northern Pacific hospital at Missoula, for medical treatment. For a time it appeared that he would recover but later he became worse, and continued to sink until his death, May 17. The body was brought to Helena by his brother-in-law, W. J. Haynes.
The deceased is survived by his fattier, Thomas B. Foster, of La Fayette, Indiana; a brother, Charles T. Foster, of Hood River, Oregon; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Ford and Mrs. Leon E. Foley of Hood River, and Mrs, Lida B. Haynes of Helena.
Came to Montana in 1862. "Dan" Foster, as he was famillarly known, was 39 years old at the time of his death. He was born December 19, 1873, near Fort Wayne, Kansas. His parents moved to Indiana, their native state, when he was very small, later returning to Kansas, thence to Dakota territory in 1883.
He came to Montana in 1902, residing at or near Big Tlmber, until 1908, and since that time has made his home in Helena, being employed most of the time by the Northern Pacific Railway company, in this city.
He met with a serious accident about 20 years ago, when a portion of the frontal bone was torn away by a gunshot wound. This was one cause of his untimely demise.


1 "The Independent-Record (Helena, MT)," 20 May 1913, page 5. Obituary of Daniel Simms Foster.

2 Find A Grave,

3, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004," Dan S Foster, 17 May 1913; citing Death, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, various county recorder offices; FHL microfilm 2,314,950.

4, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004," : Dan S Foster, 17 May 1913. Death Certificate 71-107.

5 1880 United States Census, Thomas B Foster, Eagle, Boone, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 127, sheet 253B.

6 "The Independent-Record (Helena, MT)," 20 Mar 1913, page 5. Obituary of Daniel Simms Foster.

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