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Samuel Thompson Foster

Sam T. Foster
Full Name: Samuel Thompson "Sam" Foster
Birth date: July 19, 1841
Death date: March 21, 1926

Terms of Service

  • House, 24th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
(1) Sam Foster, postoffice Alvin, Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Sam Foster, Alvord, Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Saml. T. Foster, Johnson County, age 19, born circa 1841 in Illinois, farmer's app., son of Zopher and Nancy B. Foster.
    Samuel F./L.[T.] Foster, marriage to Mary L. Toler 10/11/1877 in Johnson County.
    Census of 1880 - S.T. Foster, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 37, born circa 1843 in Illinois, laborer, wife M.L., daughter Flora V.
    Census of 1900 - Samuel T. Faster [Foster], Alvord, Wise County, age 59, born July 1841 in Illinois, farmer, wife Mary L., daughters Maud and Zilla, son Olin.
    Census of 1910 - Sam T. Foster, Johnson County, age 61 [sic], born in Illinois, own income, wife Mary, son Oland, daughter Vesta.
    Census of 1920 - Sam P. Foster, Johnson County, age 78, born circa 1842 in Illinois, wife Mary L., daughter Y. Vester. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1920 1880 1860 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • S.T. Foster, birth date 7/19/1841, death date 3/21/1926, burial in Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson County, with spouse M.L. Foster. Find a Grave .
  • Death notice, "Cleburne - Samuel T. Foster, 84, Johnson County pioneer," 3/23/1926, p. 17. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Account of S.T. Foster's 76th birthday celebration, joined by Miss Vesta Foster. Foster was a Johnson County pioneer, born in Illinois in 1841, and came to Texas in 1853, settling at Deer Creek. "Birthday Supper for S.T. Foster at Veatch Station," Cleburne Morning Review, 7/21/1917, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, Samuel Thompson Foster, "Pioneer Citizen of Joshua Is Buried Sunday," Cleburne Morning Review, 3/23/1926, p. 1, crediting Johnson County Historical Collective. Born 7/19/1841 in Illinois; died 3/21/1926 at his home in the Joshua community. "In 1894 he was elected to the State Legislature from Wise County as a Populist, defeating Col. Rickett and was the only populist elected from that county." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Samuel T. Foster, p. 294. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism 2020.
  • "S.T. Foster is the new editor of the Alvord Reformer." "Locals," 3/2/1894, p. 5. Gayle Talbot and S.T. Foster, candidates for representative, Election Returns for Wise County, 11/23/1900, Messenger Supplement, p. 5. Wise County Messenger .
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