Foster & Cramp Documents

The society has recently received an outstanding collection of letters, photos and documents ranging from the 1820s to 1920s.  As we near completion of the scanning and archiving process, I’d like to share a sampling with you. Below is a letter from William Foster to Ellen, dated September 3, 1892.  Italics within the letter and […]

Fostering Information from Across the Pond

In late August, I received our first response from “Across the Pond”.  In response to our post on William H. Foster (, Anthony Derek Nowers writes: Hi Gary William H. Foster 1813-1893. I have just found the Northshore Notes Web site, quite by chance when researching my own surname. What a wonderful and detailed study […]

William H. Foster

Contents Introduction English Childhood Coming to America Old Dominion, New Orleans, Texas Illinois A Return to Cleveland Eagle Tannery Residences The Window Glass Industry Supporting the Rails Political Life The Final Years St. James Episcopal Church End Notes Introduction The Village of Cleveland has a number of forefathers with vibrant histories.  However, few share the […]