Monday, February 8, 2010

Harry Lincoln Foster

Harry Lincoln Foster (12 February 1906 - ) was the forth child of Harriet Smith Edwards (10 June 1873 - 23 April 1943) married on 25 January 1900 to Harry Walter Foster (21 July 1870 - 15 December 1944).
Linc married twice. His first marriage was on 12 September 1931 to Mary Reginald (b. 21 April 1908 - d. 22 Nov. 1970). They had two children.
  1. Harriet Rebecca Foster (b. January 14 1935 - 
  2. Benjamin Griswold (b. 3 January 1936 -  )

Linc w/cigarette c. 1935: photo courtesy of Kit Foster 

H. Lincoln Foster and Reginald (Reggie) T at their marriage in ?
Becky, Kit and Ben July 1946: photo courtesy of Kit

Linc and Timmy's wedding, 23 December 1949:  Photo courtesy of Kit
Ellery (Woody, now Woods) Sinclair, Ben, Linc, Sheldon Sinclair, Timmy, Becky.

Here is Linc's obit from the New York Times:

H. L. Foster, 83, Teacher and Horticulturist

Published: April 10, 1989

H. Lincoln Foster, a teacher and horticulturist, died of cancer Friday at Sharon (Conn.) Hospital. He was 83 years old and lived in Falls Village, Conn.

Mr. Foster was president of the American Rock Garden Society from 1964 to 1968, the author of a 1968 book, ''Rock Gardening,'' and many articles on the subject. He was also the recipient of many horticultural awards and the creator, with his wife, Laura Louise, of Millstream Gardens in Falls Village, Conn., a rock garden with many Alpine plants.

He was a native of Newark, a graduate of Williams and Trinity Colleges and a teacher of Latin and English. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949.

Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Rebecca Light of Guilford, Conn.; a son, Benjamin, of Wallingford, Conn.; two stepsons, Ellery and Sheldon Sinclair, both of Falls Village; three brothers, Dudley, of Port Hueneme, Calif., Philip, of Falls Village, and Richard, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and 11 grandchildren.

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