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American Silversmiths

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George Birchmore Foster
(1810-1881)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Catherine Elizabeth Duncan

George Birchmore Foster

  • Born: 9 Feb 1810, Salem MA
  • Marriage: Catherine Elizabeth Duncan on 18 Oct 1841 in Salem MA
  • Died: 24 Jun 1881, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from 1831 to 1840 with Edmund M. Currier in Salem MA as CURRIER & FOSTER with a shop at 11 Derby Square. 3
  • He worked from circa 1840 to 1850 as a watchmaker in Boston MA for the firm of HARRIS, STANWOOD & Co.

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  • Cup, c 1840
    Private Collection
    h: 3 3/4"
    wt: 4.5 oz
    Engraved "Hannah Bemis / to / Caroline E. Bemis"

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  • Teapot, c 1840
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 8 1/4"
    w: 9 1/2"
    wt: 20 oz, 19 dwt
  • He worked from circa 1850 to 1870 as a watchmaker in Boston MA
    Listed in city directories at 33 Tremont Street. In addition to watchmaking, he retailed silver hollow- and flatware.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Roxbury MA, listed as a trader.
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Roxbury MA, listed as a silver wares merchant.
  • He appeared on the 1865 census taken at Roxbury MA, listed as a merchant.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Boston MA, listed as an artificial leg maker.

George married Catherine Elizabeth Duncan on 18 Oct 1841 in Salem MA. (Catherine Elizabeth Duncan was born on 12 Aug 1813 in Salem MA.)




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