T. C. Foster, farmer, P. O. London. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch was born in Oak Run Township, Madison County, November 12, 1849. His parents were John Foster and Elizabeth (Bowyer) Foster. On December 25, 1874, he was married to Ida F. Clingan, a daughter of A. J. Clingan, an old settler of Somerford Township. By this marriage three children have been born, viz., Forest, Blanche and Belva. Mr. Foster was reared on a farm, and receiving such an education as the surrounding schools afforded, and has spent his life as an agriculturist. Though comparatively young, he is energetic and industrious, and has gained for himself, the respect and esteem of his fellows.



From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]