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Robert Harmon Foss

Robert Harmon Foss

Male 1836 - 1924  (88 years)

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  • Name Robert Harmon Foss 
    Born 28 Jun 1836  Saco, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Dec 1924 
    Buried Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49261  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 20 May 2011 

    Father Robert Foss,   b. , Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rosanna,   b. , Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abbie Ellen Whipple,   b. 13 Apr 1855, Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1901  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1878  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clara Louise Foss,   b. 15 Nov 1879, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1941  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Robert A. Foss,   b. 14 Sep 1881, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1959  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Laurence Melvin Foss,   b. 1 Aug 1889, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1973  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F22735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jun 1836 - Saco, York, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Apr 1878 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Handwritten descendancy chart of Matthew Whipple by Shirley Whipple Adams (swagene@rangeley.org), mailed to Weldon Whipple Oct 2000. Shirley created the chart "20 yrs. ago in Ipswich [Massachusetts] at the library using Hammatt & Darling papers, Ipswich V[ital] R[ecords], Hamilton V[ital] R[ecords] & cemetery records."

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 12 Nov 2002. Cites RI Marriage Index 1870-1885.

      !SOURCE: Blaine Whipple, 15 Generations of Whipples: Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Abt 1590-1647: An American Story (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 2007), 2:G376. Gives middle name Harmon (previously entered as "A."), and adds birth place.

      !SOURCE: 30 Jun 1880 federal census of District 218, Lynn, Essex, County, Massachusetts, p. 11, living at 88 1/2 Market St., dwelling 79, family 117:
      • Foss, Robert, 43, Keeper, Billiard Hall, b. ME, parents b. ME
      • Foss, Abbie E., 25, wife, keeping house, b. MA, parents b. MA
      • Foss, Clara L., 7/12, b. November [sic], dau, b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA
      • Caswell, John F., 35, lodger, clerk in store, b. MA
      • Aborn, Samuel, 45, lodger, works in shoe factory, b. MA


      !SOURCE: 1 Jun 1900 federal census of District 467, Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, sheet A1, dwelling 3, family 3:
      • Foss, Robert, head, b. 28 Jun 1836, age 63, married 23 yrs., b. ME, parents b. ME, farmer
      • Foss, Abbie E., wife, b. 14 Apr 1855, age 45, married 23 yrs., b. MA, parents b. MA
      • Foss, Clara L., dau, b. 15 Nov 1879, age 20, married 1 yr., b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA, at home
      • Foss, Robert A., son, b. 14 Sep 1881, age 18, single, b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA, farm laborer
      • Foss, Lawerence M., son, b. 1 Aug 1889, age 10, single, b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA, at school
      • Whipple, Sarah B., servant, b. 13 Apr 1868, age 32, single, b. MA, parents b. MA, housemaid
      • Canon, William, servant, b. 4 Jul 1855, age 45, single, b. MA, father b. Ireland, mother b. England, farm hand
      • Andrews, Geo. W., servant, b. 19 Jun 1834, age 65, single, b. MA, parents b. MA, farm hand


      !SOURCE: 22 Apr 1910 federal census of District 486, Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts, sheet 6B (p. 12), living on Cherry Street, dwelling 142, family 154:
      • Foss, Robert, head, 73, widowed, b. ME, parents b. ME, Gardener, house [?]
      • Foss, Robert A., son, 28, single, b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA, Photographer, Picture house
      • Von Herman, Clara L., dau, 30, married 10 yrs., b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA


      !SOURCE: 19 Jan 1920 federal census of District 158, Lynn Ward 4, Essex County, Massachusetts, sheet 17B (p. 34), living at 1 Atlantic Street, dwelling 262, family 460. (Family 459 lived in the same dwelling):
      • Foss, Robert, head, 83, widowed, b. ME, parents b. ME, (occupation: none)
      • Von Herrmann, Clara L., dau, 40, single, b. MA, father b. ME, mother b. MA, bookkeeper, rubber company


      !SOURCE: Scan of page from "Marriages Registered in the Town of Hamilton for the Year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine," submitted by Luis Asencio Camacho (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 18 May 2011. Gives marriage date and place, groom Karl S. Herrman, resident of Hamilton, age 23, Author, b. Grandon, VT, son of Charles [Herrman] and Florence Coates, first marriage; bride Clara L. Foss., resident of Hamilton, age 18, at home, b. Lynn, dau. of Robert [Foss] and Abbie Whipple, first marriage. Marriage performed by Jesse G. Nichols, Minister, Hamilton.


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