Joseph A. Foreman was born 4 Jul 1880 in
Joseph’s wife was Elizabeth Brown, who was born 22 Nov 1884 in Hartford, KY. San
Francisco; her mother’s family was originally from .
They had two daughters, Josephine Elizabeth Foreman and Phyllis Catherine Foreman, both born
in Louisville . San Francisco, CA
Near the end of the Spanish-American War Joseph traveled to the
work and stayed there a few years. He returned to Philippines about 1905 and stayed there the rest of
his life. He married in 1908. Joseph died in San Francisco San Francisco
24 Feb 1955 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, . His WWII Draft Registration says he was 5’11”
and weighed 162 pounds: Colma,
I have not been able to identify Joseph’s father. Joseph’s grandmother, who raised him and lived to be age 104, is shown in the 1900 census living in
and is listed as Amy Nall, age 70 (born Jun 1829, died 1934). Hartford
Most of this information was found in an oral history book concerning Joseph’s daughter, Josephine E. (Foreman) Cole, who was quite famous. A library was named for her in San Francisco. The oral history book is dated 8 my 1978 and is about 85 pages long; I have copied the first 9 pages that are primary references to Josephine’s father (since he was born in Hartford) but there is a reference on page 48 of the book to the Sandefur family, which were referred to as white neighbors of the Foreman family (in the book their name is spelled Sannifers).
See the entire book here: https://archive.org/details/josephineecoleor1979cole
Josephine Elizabeth (Foreman) Cole