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Emma Ritchie FOSTER  62


Birth:      8 Dec 1849     Place:  Saint John, New Brunswick

Death:   29 Aug 1922    Place:  Camrose, Alberta

Father:   Seth Robinson FOSTER (1819-)

Mother:   Elizabeth Ann WAID (1817-~1911)


Spouse:   Clarence Gilman REED  62

Birth:   23 May 1844   Sandy Cove, Digby Co., Nova Scotia

Father:   William Bradford REED (1809-1895)

Mother:   Mary Havilah MOREHOUSE (1819-)


Marriage:  5 Oct 1876

Emma (Foster) Reed May , 1915 at  3562 12th Ave W, Vancouver, BC with her infant twin granddaughters.




Edwin Clarence (Aug 17, 1877 in Cambridge, Mass)

William Granville (Dec 30, 1879, Somerville, Mass  - Feb 15, 1900)

Alice Myrtle (Nov 22, 1881, Somerville, Mass - Aug 17, 1883)

Carlton Holbrook (Sept 28, 1885, Somerville, Mass - Sept 28, 1886)

Thornton Endicutt [sic] (Dec 7, 1886, Somerville, Mass - )

Beulah Foster (1889-1948)

Mabel McIntire (Sept 15 1890, Somerville, Mass - ~1908)

Morton Holbrook (Dec 10, 1891 - )

Alice Havilah (March 1893 - May 1893)




Note vase on piano above .... Picture at right taken of same vase June 2003.  Picture (left) kept inside vase.

L-R:  believed to be Mabel,  Emma Foster-Reed and unknown


Photo right:   Recognize Emma Foster Reed (left sitting on sand) and Beulah (centre sitting on log).  The others might be able to be guessed using list of children's names above. 


Two photos above of Emma Foster  with her twin granddaughters, Betty and Molly at 1813 3rd St NW Calgary in 1916.

  • 1880 USA CENSUS - Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
CLARENCE REED  Self   M   Male   W   36   NOVA SCOTIA   Plasterer   ME   N.S. 
EMMA REED  Wife   M   Female   W   30   NEW BRUNSWICK   Keeping House   MA   N.B. 
RUTH WADE  GMothL   W   Female   W   83   MA      MA   MA 



Census:  Family History Library Film 1254546, NA film # T9-0546, Page 424B

Family notes and letters.

Edwin C. Reed's "Genealogy and History of the Ancestry of Edwin C. Reed where within he notes " obtained from old records, from previous histories and personal recollections.  On the whole, however, the records herein may be taken as accurate."  and "For much of the information ... I am greatly indebted to the "History of the Reed Family" by Jacob Whittemore Reed published in 1861."