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Harold Edward Foster, Sr.

Harold Edward Foster, Sr.

Male 1926 - 2015  (89 years)

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  • Name Harold Edward Foster 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 23 Apr 1926  Mist, Ashley, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prairie twp, ED 2-21, p 6A, dwelling/family 125/127, b. Arkansas, f.b. Arkansas, m.b. Arkansas; enumerated 14-15 Apr 1930 by Frank E. Denton. 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Religion 1930  Mount Pleasant community, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attended the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with parents until he enlisted in the Army during WWII. 
    Bible of Harold Edward Foster
    Bible of Harold Edward Foster
    Dad was given this bible at Christmas 1940 by his father. He carried it with him when he was in the Army overseas fighting during World War II. It gave him comfort and saw him safely home.
    Census 1940  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prairie twp, ED 2-23, p 6B, visit 110, attended school to 7th grade, reads and writes, taken 24-25 Apr 1940 by Frank E. Denson. 
    1940 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Prairie Township, Sheet 6B
    1940 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Prairie Township, Sheet 6B
    106 Howie, Calvin....33...head....farmer
    _____, Erma..........26...wife
    _____, Edward........10...son
    _____, Caroline...... 5...daughter
    107 Howie, Seab......39...head....farmer
    _____, Moholee.......24...wife
    _____, Mary A........ 5...daughter
    _____, Lois Marie.... 4...daughter
    _____, Lula.......... 1...daughter
    110 Foster, Jessie...54...head....farmer
    _____, Jennie........53...wife
    _____, Harold........14...son
    _____, Clifton.......22...son
    Physical Description 1944 
    Light red hair, fair skin, blue eyes, 5'10" in height, 150 pounds. 
    Military 1944–1945  Europe Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War II 
    • PFC Harold Edward Foster, son of Mrs. Jesse Foster of Portland, Arkansas, was born at Hamburg, Arkansas, April 23, 1926. Educated in the Portland Public Schools, he entered military service on July 31, 1944. After completing his basic training at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, he was sent to the European theater, landing at Le Havre, France. Overseas more than 14 months, Private Foster, saw action in the Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes campaigns and won the European Theater Ribbon with three Battle Stars, the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and American Theater Ribbon. He spent seven months with the Army of Occupation of Germany. [After Germany surrendered, he was sent to Radio Operation and Wiring School in January 1945 in preparation to be shipped to fight in the Pacific against the Japanese. But Japan surrendered before they could be transferred.] He was returned to this country and was honorably discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, March 11, 1946. His wife is the former Leona Elizabeth Sansing. They have one child. [Source: Fighting Men of Arkansas and A History of World War II (Little Rock: The Arkansas Historical Institute, 1946), 617.]

      SERIAL NO: 38731112
      NAME: FOSTER HAROLD E
      PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: CP JOSEPH T ROBINSON LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS
      DATE OF ENLISTMENT: 1 Aug 1944
      PLACE OF BIRTH: ARKANSAS
      DATE OF BIRTH: 1926
      Private No branch assignment Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Harold Foster, Honorable Discharge [DD214]
    Harold Foster, Honorable Discharge [DD214]
    Harold Foster, 38 731 112, PFC, US Army, Co C, 331st Regiment; Inducted: 1 Aug 1944, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; Military Occupational Specialty: Radio Operator 776; Military Qualifications: Rifle Exp, 15 Sep 1944, Combat Infantryman Badge. Battles: Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe. Wounds Received in Action: Germany, 19 Mar 1945. Decorations & Citations: Purple Heart, Victory Ribbon, European African Middle Easter Theater Ribbon w/ 3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Overseas Bar. Service Schools Attended: Radio Operators School at Griesbach, Germany. Service outside Continental US & Return: 3 Jan 1945 - ETO - 15 Jan 1945, 26 Feb 1946 - USA - 7 Mar 1946.
    Military 1946  World War II Find all individuals with events at this location 
    USAT <i>Thomas H Barry</i>
    USAT Thomas H Barry
    My Dad, Harold E. Foster was transported home from Europe on the USAT Thomas H. Barry which was a steel-hulled, twin-screw passenger and cargo ship, launched on 15 May 1930 as Oriente by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. for the New York and Cuba Mail and Steamship Company's Ward Line. It was acquired by the War Department in June 1941 for use as an Army transport. On 29 Sep 1941, the Acting Chief of Naval Operations, Rear Admiral Royal E. Ingersoll, sent a memorandum to the Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, listing a number of Army transports, including Thomas H. Barry, that were to be "eventually taken over by the Navy." The Thomas H. Barry was later designated AP-45. However, the transport was never taken over by the Navy and remained under Army control through the end of World War II.
    Education 1946–1948  Monticello, Drew Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arkansas A & M College 
    Education Sep 1948–Feb 1950  Fayetteville, Washington Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    University of Arkansas, B. S. 
    Social Security Number Bef 1951  Issued in Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    429-50-5556 
    Residence Feb 1950–Jan 1952  Clarendon, Monroe Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jan 1952–Aug 1969  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1950-1970  Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of the United Methodist Church. Was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. 
    Residence Aug 1969–Jul 1972  Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 14 Jul 1972  Forrest City, St. Francis Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Promotion to District Supervisor, Farmers Home Administration
    Promotion to District Supervisor, Farmers Home Administration
    Harold E. Foster, a county supervisor for the Farmers Home Administration in Hempstead County, has been promoted to district supervisor, as announced by Robert L. Hankins, state director. Foster will be headquartered in Forrest City and serve St. Francis, Cross, Poinsett, Crittenden, Jackson, and Mississippi Counties. He began his new duties on July 10 [1972].
    Residence Jul 1972–Jun 1974  Forrest City, St. Francis, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jun 1974–Aug 1980  Jonesboro, Craighead Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Feb 1950–26 Dec 1981  US Department of Agriculture Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmers Home Administration 
    Memorial Tombstone 1992  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Memorial
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Memorial
    Application for Standard Government Monument, VA Form 40-1330, was requested by Simeon's grandson, Harold E. Foster, on July 11, 1992. The stone was delivered to Mabelvale, Arkansas. Harold drove the stone down to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Ashley County, Arkansas, and met his brother, Morrell Fred Foster, the sexton of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. They placed their grandfather's memorial tombstone in the Foster family section of the cemetery.
    Overview of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ashley Co, Arkansas
    Overview of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ashley Co, Arkansas
    This view of the cemetery shows the location of the Foster family's tombstones in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Simeon Foster's memorial stone is in the center.
    Residence Aug 1980–Jul 2011  Mabelvale, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Correspondence 8 Nov 2013 
    Letter to a great-granddaughter, Tristen Wallace. 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence Jul 2011–Nov 2015  Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living with oldest son, H. Edward Foster Jr. 
    Died 30 Nov 2015  Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Certificate # 2015027159 for Harold Edward Foster Sr.
    Death Certificate # 2015027159 for Harold Edward Foster Sr.
    Date of Death: 30 Nov 2015, 12:17 p.m. Widowed. Age at death: 89. Cause of Death: End Stage Renal Failure. DOB: 23 Apr 1926, Mist, Arkansas. Residence at death, Heather Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, 400 W 23rd St, Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas. Father: Jesse Harrison Foster. Mother: Cynthia Jane White. Informant's Name: Fred Foster, son, 8 Arcadia Cir, Bryant, AR 72022. Buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Alexander, Arkansas.
    Buried 4 Dec 2015  Pinecrest Memorial Park, Saline Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harold Edward Foster, Sr.
    Harold Edward Foster, Sr.
    Private First Class, US Army
    World War II
    Harold Edward & Leona Elizabeth (Sansing) Foster
    Harold Edward & Leona Elizabeth (Sansing) Foster
    Harold was the son of Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster. Elizabeth was the daughter of Louis Elvin & Mattie Frank (Smith) Sansing.
    Person ID I2  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2020 

    Father Jesse Harrison Foster,   b. 9 Apr 1881, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1942, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Cynthia Jane White,   b. 28 Mar 1887, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1964, El Dorado, Union Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1904  Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Marriage Book K-230, 3 Aug 1904. Jesse Foster, 23, and Jennie White, 17, married by E. T. Mitchell, MG.
    Marriage License for Jesse Foster and Jennie White
    Marriage License for Jesse Foster and Jennie White
    Bond for Marriage License: Jesse Foster, principal, and Turner Butler, Security. Marriage License: Jesse Foster, 23, of Ashley County, AR, and Miss Jennie White, 17, of Ashley County, AR. Recorded by R. R. Radford, Clerk, 1 Aug 1904. Certificate of Marriage: E. T. Mitchell certified the marriage 4 Aug 1904. Credentials recorded in Book DD-122, Recorder's office in Ashley County, AR. Filed and recorded 24 Oct 1904, R. R. Radford, Clerk.
    Marriage of Jesse H. Foster and Cynthia J. White
    Marriage of Jesse H. Foster and Cynthia J. White
    This certifies that Jesse H. Foster of Hamburg State of Ark. and Cynthe J. White of Hamburg State of Ark. were by me united in Holy Matrimony According to the Ordnance of God and the laws of the State of Ark. at Hamburg on the 3 day of August In the year of our Lord 1904. E. T. Mitchel. Witness: Mother & father, sis, Bro a Host of friends.
    Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Wedding photograph, dated August 3, 1904
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leona Elizabeth Sansing,   b. 28 Sep 1927, Dermott, Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 2007, Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1944  Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas. Desha County. Marriage Book F1-54, 18 Sep 1944. Harold Foster and Elizabeth Sansing. [Married in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, Arkansas]
    Marriage License for Harold E. Foster and Leona Elizabeth Sansing
    Marriage License for Harold E. Foster and Leona Elizabeth Sansing
    Bond for Marriage License State of Arkansas; County of Desha. Know all Men by these Presents: That we, Harold Foster as principal, and Louie Sansing as security, are held and firmly bound unto the state of Arkansas…Desha County, in…sum of One Hundred Dollars…Signed this 15 Sep 1944…Harold Foster has this day applied to the Clerk of the County Court of Desha County, for a License authorizing the solemnization of the Rite of Matrimony between the said Harold Foster and Elizabeth Sansing. Marriage License State of Arkansas; County of Desha. To Any Person Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriage—Greeting: You are hereby commanded to solemnize the Rite and publish the Bans of Matrimony between Harold Foster of Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, aged 18 years, and Elizabeth Sansing of Portland, Ashley County, Arkansas, aged 17 years…Witness my hand and official seal, this 15 Sep 1944. N. D. Newton, County Clerk. W. J. McKown, DC. Certificate of Marriage State of Arkansas; County of Jefferson. I, E. Clifton Rule, do hereby certify that on the 18 Sep 1944, I did duly and according to law…solemnize the Rite and publish the Bans of Matrimony between the parties therein named. Witness my hand, this 19 Sep 1944. E. Clifton Rule MG [Minister of God]. Filed on page 54 of Book F-1 and duly recorded this 19 Sep 1944. N. D. Newton, County Clerk. W. J. McKown, DC.
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    Last Modified 11 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Prairie twp, ED 2-21, p 6A, dwelling/family 125/127, b. Arkansas, f.b. Arkansas, m.b. Arkansas; enumerated 14-15 Apr 1930 by Frank E. Denton. - 1930 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Prairie twp, ED 2-23, p 6B, visit 110, attended school to 7th grade, reads and writes, taken 24-25 Apr 1940 by Frank E. Denson. - 1940 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - World War II - 1944–1945 - Europe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - University of Arkansas, B. S. - Sep 1948–Feb 1950 - Fayetteville, Washington Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Feb 1950–Jan 1952 - Clarendon, Monroe Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - 14 Jul 1972 - Forrest City, St. Francis Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1972–Jun 1974 - Forrest City, St. Francis, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMemorial Tombstone - 1992 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Synthia Mae (Foster) Hollis, Harold E. Foster Sr., Willie Lea (Foster) Lawrence, Morrell Fred Foster, and Essie Iola (Foster) Perkins
    Synthia Mae (Foster) Hollis, Harold E. Foster Sr., Willie Lea (Foster) Lawrence, Morrell Fred Foster, and Essie Iola (Foster) Perkins
    Children of Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.


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