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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

LAKE, Viola (Mrs Foster) (Mankato KS)




PHOTO TAKEN: Ladd Studio, Mankato KS, 1924

PURCHASED: These three images are part of a group of old photos sent to me by Carol Kleppinger, and are assumed to be friends of her grandmother Florence Ream.

This is Viola Matilda Lake, born 9 Aug 1904 in Jewell County Kansas to parents Ralph Emmet Lake (1884-1959) and Bertha Viola Watson (1884-1964).

1920 Federal Census > Kansas > Clay > Chapman

  • LAKE, Ralph E., head, 38, born in Kansas of Iowa parents, farmer
  • LAKE, Bertha, wife, 35, born in Kansas of Scottish & Irish parents
  • LAKE, Viola M., dau, 15, born in Kansas
  • LAKE Emmet Charles, son, 13, born in Kansas

Viola Lake married on 8 Sep 1925 to Jay Madison Foster (1896-1959).

This Marriage Notice was in the 10 Sep 1925 edition of the Belleville Telescope, Belleville KS.

1930 Federal Census > Kansas > Republic > White Rock

  • FOSTER, Jay M., head, 33, born in Kansas of IL and IA parents, farmer
  • FOSTER, Viola M., wife, 25, born in Kansas of Kansas parents
  • FOSTER, Mary E., daughter, 3, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Dean R., son, 2, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Delpha J., daughter, 10m, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Mary E., mother, 67 widow, born in Iowa of IN and NC parents
  • FOSTER, Roy H., brother, 46, born in Kansas of IL and IA parents, farm labor

Two eldest children c. 1933-34

By the time of the 1940 Census, the family is farming in Madison Co. Ohio.

1940 Federal Census > Ohio > Madison > Deer Creek

  • FOSTER, Jay M., head, 43, born in Kansas, farmer
  • FOSTER, Viola M., wife, 35, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Mary E., daughter, 13, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Dean Riley, son, 12, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Delpha June, daughter, 10, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Warren Everett, son, 9, born in Kansas
  • FOSTER, Evelyn Bertha, daughter, 7, born in  Kansas

All 5 Foster children c. 1933

The children:

FOSTER, Mary Elizabeth (1926-2004) m. William Banks in 1952
  - BANKS, Nancy, m. Robert Cowee
  - BANKS, Karen, m. Richard Terhune
FOSTER, Dean Riley (1927-2011) m. 1) Mary Moberly, 2) Mildred M. Brockway
  - FOSTER, David
  - FOSTER, Paul m. Maria
  - FOSTER, John m. Maria-Diana
FOSTER, Delpha June (1929-1998) OSU Graduate 1951, dietician in NY hospital
FOSTER, Warren Everett (1930-1984) was in the army
FOSTER, Evelyn Bertha (1932-1955) teacher, died age 22 in auto accident in Colorado

Viola died 12 Nov 2003, age 99, at Columbus OH. She is buried at Deer Creek Township Cemetery, Lafayette, Madison county, OH. 

Her memorial at Find-a-Grave

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