Saturday, November 23, 2013

Passport Application - William B. Foster - 1922

William B. Foster, Jr., the son of William B. Foster, Sr. and Sarah Jane Carson, was born at Hartford, Ohio County, 15 May 1869. His Application for Passport includes his wife, Helen Dunham Stewart Foster and his three daughters: Katharine, Helen Stewart, and Wilhelmina. He states that he is a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. The family planned to visit Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Great Britain, and Ireland.  The application is supported by a letter from his brother, Dr. A. C. Foster, who lived in Owensboro. He taught chemistry at Princeton for forty years and died 24 May 1957. There is currently a William Foster Memorial Prize given each year at Princeton's graduation to the outstanding junior in Chemistry. 

Name: William Foster
Birth Date: 15 May 1869
Birth Place: Hartford, Kentucky
Age: 53
Passport Issue Date: 13 Dec 1922
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Princeton, New Jersey
Father Name: William Foster, Sr.
Father's Birth Location: Ireland, Newsy

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