Frank O. Foster [RG6058.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG6058.AM:  Frank O. Foster, 1893-1966

Scrapbook, papers:  1918-1954
Atlanta, Phelps County, Nebraska; Story, Sheridan County, Wyoming:  Soldier
Size:  0.2 cu.ft. & 1 volume

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born November 18, 1893 at Cheyenne, Wyoming, Frank O. Foster entered into military service at Crawford, Nebraska, in 1917.  He served until November of 1918.  He and his wife Ruby were married on August 29, 1932 at Absarokee, Montana.  The Fosters resided in Story, Wyoming, where Frank worked for the Yale Oil Company from 1932-1955.  As an Army reservist, Foster was recalled to duty in 1942 and served until 1951.  For a time he served at the Prisoner of War Camp at Atlanta, Nebraska.

Foster was a member of the Elks and Masons and was a charter member of the Sheridan, Wyoming, American Legion.  Foster died at the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital on February 11, 1966.  He is buried at Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Wyoming.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of a scrapbook and 0.2 cu.ft. of military orders, correspondence and ephemera relating to the military service of Frank O. Foster.  The materials date from ca. 1918-1954.  The materials cover Foster's time serving at the POW camp at Atlanta, Neb. from ca. 1943-1945.

INVENTORY

Scrapbook, ca. 1942-1953
Envelope of loose papers, ca. 1918-1954

 

Subject headings:

Camp Atlanta (Atlanta, Nebraska)
Foster, Frank O., 1893-1966
Military service
Prisoner of war camps -- Nebraska
World War, 1939-1945

 

TMM      07-19-2017

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