William Harrison & Josephine S. Foote

William Harrison Foote was born in Southwick on the 5 January 1833, the son of Harrison and Lucy Ann (Wilcox) Foote.  He was a merchant in Westfield by 1880 when he and his wife Josephine and 8 year-old daughter Grace played host to four students of the Chinese Educational Mission: Tong Chi Yao, Wong Kwei Liang, Lin Pay Chuan and Yang Chan Ling.   His wife died in 1893.  He was appointed postmaster in Westfield in 1898.

Sources:

Research of Pat Odiorne

1880 U.S. Census for Westfield, Hampden Co., Mass.

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One Response to “William Harrison & Josephine S. Foote”

  1. ed rhoads Says:

    There is a lengthy and informative obituary of William H. Foote in the Westfield Evening Journal, 21 May 1917. My thanks to Katie Krol of the Westfield Atheneum for the reference.

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