Foster, Edwin James; attorney-at-law; born, Strongsville, O., 1847; son of Nathan and Betsy Hulet Foster; educated, Ohio Wesleyan University one year; graduated at Baldwin University in 1873, A. B. & A. M.; graduated from the Boston University Law School in its second class; married, Cleveland, 1280, Julia E. Stroud; two children, Athene S. and Merlyn S. Foster; was assignee of The Cleveland Paper Co., carried on the business and effected a settlement of over $300,000; settled the claim of Engineer Folsom, who went down on his engine at the time of the Ashtabula disaster; this settlement was attempted at the request of an old gentleman who had been a partner to him; Mr. Folsom was told that no legal charge would be made, but if a settlement was made he might fix a reasonable fee; I secured a settlement of $12,000, and a life position at better than $100 per month; Mr. Folsom has never fixed any fee or written me as much as a line of thanks; I have been a student all my life; have contributed articles to the press and have several volumes of writings, nearly ready for the publisher; was an early member and officer of the Y. M. C. A.; started the mission from which developed the Park St. Congregational Church.
Biographical Sketch of Edwin James Foster
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-edwin-james-foster.htm - Last updated on Mar 15th, 2012
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