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Benjamin William Foust was the son of John Foust & Maria Wetzel
Marietta Thorn was the daughter of Lawrence Thorn & Hannah Van Winkle

The Family of Benjamin William Foust & Maryette Thorn

Benjamin Foust & Marietta ThornBenjamin Foust & Marietta Thorn were married about 1878, probably in Crawford Co., PA, and they had 5 children. They are living in Crawford Co., PA in 1880. A grandson, Harry Foust, told me that Benjamin & Maryette moved up to Saginaw, Michigan, and Benjamin died of an illness shortly after they got there. Benjamin Foust died in 1895 according to this tombstone, and he is buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio with Marietta. In 1900 Marietta is living in Cleveland, OH, and by 1906 she had moved to Ashtabula, OH, where she lived until at least 1920. In later years she lived with her daughter Cora. She was called "Aunt Mate" by her sister Sarah Jane's children. Marietta Thorn Foust died December 28, 1927 in Cleveland, OH at her daughter Cora's house. She is buried with Benjamin in the Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
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Children of Benjamin Foust & Maryette Thorn:

William L. FoustWilliam Lawrence Foust was born March 1879, probably in Crawford Co., PA where his parents were living in 1880. His father died about 1889 when William was about age 10. He is listed with his widowed mother on the 1900 census of Cleveland Twp., Cuyahoga Co., OH; at that time he is listed as being age 21 and an invalid. He moved with his mother from Cuyahoga to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1900-1906 when his mother is listed on an estate record as living there. William Lawrence Foust died on September 1, 1909 in Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He is listed on Ohio Death Records. His mother is listed on the 1910 census of Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH, with 5 births and 4 surviving children at that time.
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Cora M. Foust Cora M. Foust was born Oct. 1881 in PA. Her middle name may have been Maryette. Her father died about 1889 when she was about age 8. Cora is living with her mother & siblings in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH in 1900, and also with her mother in Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH, in 1910. She married Louis Dhen about 1912 in Ashtabula, OH. Louis was killed in a train accident in 1916, leaving Cora a widow with 3 small children, one of whom also died before 1920. Cora is listed with 2 children & her mother on the 1920 census of Ashtabula. Cora remarried Charles Mason Brown about 1920 - he was also a widower with 3 children. Charles & Cora are listed on the 1930 census of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. Charles Brown died in 1940 and Cora did not remarry. Cora M. Foust Dhen Brown died November 1965 in OH. Percy Brees said that Cora was his favorite cousin.
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Jessie J. Foust

Jesse J. Foust was born April 1884 in PA or OH. Harry Foust thought this photo was of Jesse, but he was not positive; it was taken in Clarksburg, WV which is where his brother Raymond lived in 1920 & 1930. Jesse's father died about 1889 when he was about age 5. He is listed at age 16 with his mother & siblings on the 1900 census of Cleveland Twp., Cuyahoga Co., OH. Jesse married Emily Wehrberger in 1909 and they had one daughter named Ruth. The family is listed on the 1910 census of Ashtabula Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH, living next door to the household of Jesse's mother Maryette. Jesse died suddenly on March 4, 1915 in Cuyahoga, OH. Emily & Ruth are listed on the 1920 census of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, living in the household of Emily's widowed mother, Julia Wehrberger. Emily was remarried to James Davidson sometime between 1920-1930. The family is listed on the 1930 census of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. Emily died in Cleveland on October 28, 1938. Ruth never married, and she also died in Cleveland on January 1, 1988. She was an artist.
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Raymond Foust

Raymond Ralph Foust was born on September 23, 1886 in Conneaut Lake, PA. Raymond's father died about 1889 when he was about age 3. He is listed at age 13 with his mother & siblings on the 1900 census of Cleveland Twp., Cuyahoga Co., OH. Raymond married Caroline Ada Heasley about 1909, and they had one daughter named Violet. They are listed on the 1910 census of Oil City, Venango Co., PA, living in the household of Ada's parents John & Minnie Heasley. Raymond moved with his family between 1910 to 1917 from Pennsylvania to West Virginia. When he filled out his WWI Draft card in September 1917, he was working at a Glass company in Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV. At that time he was age 30, medium height, medium build, with grey eyes & light hair. Raymond & family are listed on the 1920 census of Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV. Raymond is still listed as married on the 1930 census of Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV, but Ida & Violet are not listed with him that year. Raymond was killed in a car accident about 1955 just south of Ashtabula, OH. He had been coming to Ashtabula for a visit, and was killed either on his way there or on his way home.
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Fayette William Foust

Fayette William Foust was born November 27, 1889 in Conneautville, PA. Fayette's father died about 1889 when he was a baby or possibly before he was born. He is listed at age 10 with his mother & siblings on the 1900 census of Cleveland Twp., Cuyahoga Co., OH. Fayette moved with his mother to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1900 to 1906. He is listed with her on the 1910 census of Ashtabula Twp, Ashtabula Co., OH. Fayette filled out his WWI draft card on June 5, 1917 in Ashtabula, Ohio. At that time he was age 27, medium height, medium build, with blue eyes & brown hair. His occupation was automobile merchant with ? station, proprietor. Fayette married Florence Casbourne on December 31, 1918 in Astabula, OH, and they had 3 children. The family is listed on the 1920 & 1930 censuses of Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH. Fayette had an Auto Garage in Ashtabula Co., OH. Fayette W. Foust died in June 1983.
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Maryetta Thorn Foust obitTranscription on library card file of Maryette Thorn Foust's obituary.