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Albert Foster

   Albert B. Foster died the evening of May 5, at his home in Roseburg, Oregon, after an illness that had extended over a period of nearly three and one half years, and was buried Sunday, May 7, at 1:00 p. m., from the Odd Fellows temple, with the Roseburg lodge of Odd Fellows conducting the services, and interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Roseburg, Ore.

   He was born near Romeo, Macomb county, Mich., Nov. 25, 1846, where he lived until 1870, when he came to Gladwin county. March 24, 1872, he was united in marriage to Lura R. Teeple, and for a great many years they lived on a farm in Grout township, and were quite active in the early development of Gladwin county. In June, 1893, he went to Oregon, where he lived till the time of his death.

   He is survived by his wife, and one son, P. F. Foster, both of Roseburg, Ore., and two sisters, Mrs. Lucy A. Arnold of Looking Glass, Ore., and Mrs. Ellen Bostick of Detroit, Mich.

   Another sister, Mrs. Emma Gould, died at Durand, Mich., only' a few weeks ago.

   In 1878 when the Record was established at Gladwin, the new county seat, Mr. Foster carried the mail on horseback to and from Gladwin and Loomis on the Pere Marquette railway, the nearest accessible railway station to Gladwin at that time. In the spring and fall of the year the road was almost impassible, but the mail was light, and for a time Mr. Foster also brought in the ready-prints used in publication of the Record.

   Mr. Foster was one of the pioneer settlers of Grout1 township, settling on land just east of the Grout schoolhouse, now known as the Linabery farm, where he made his home some 20 years. His wife was also one of the first to; settle in Grout township, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Teeple, locating there in the early '60's. Among the residents of Grout in those early days only a few are left, in the county, including Mrs. J. A. Gedney, Mrs. Philip Brown, Michael McNamara, Mr. and Mrs. S. Huber, Mrs. Henry Chesser, Mrs. Nelson Plude, William Lytle, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Dow, Mrs. Benj. Teeple, M. C. Scrafford, Esau Parker and decendants of some of them.

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