Class of 1917

1916 PeromaJoseph Foster
Joseph Foster

Secretary-Treasurer-Press Reporter Class; Secretary-Treasurer Philomathean Society; Tannhauser Club; Websterian Club; Peroma Staff.
“A saint abroad; a devil at home.”

Joseph Henry Foster, Jr.

October 2, 1897 – November 16, 1949

Death claimed Joe H. Foster, Jr., 52, Noble county tag agent since 1942, at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 1949 at his home, 708 Ivanhoe street.

Foster, son of a pioneer Perry family, suffered a heart attack nearly a year ago, but had recovered sufficiently to return to part-time duties at his office, Sixth and Delaware streets. He became ill about 4 o’clock Wednesday while at the tag office, and went home to rest. Another heart attack proved fatal shortly after 7 p.m.

Final services will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday in the First Presbyterian church, with Rev. R. E. Dregar, pastor, in charge. Masonic services will be held at the grave in Grace Hill cemetery, with Newton funeral home in charge.

Foster, a graduate of Perry high school, was born October 2, 1897, in Winfield, Kan., and came to Perry in 1900 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Foster, Sr. He was married Dec. 14, 1917, to the former Kittie Marshall, who survives. His father also survives.

The deceased was employed by the old Farmers and Merchants bank for three years before his marriage. He was employed for two years by the late Fred Cooper as a car salesman, and operated the Foster & Tucker battery service before becoming bulk agent for Magnolia Petroleum Corp., which he served for fifteen years.

Foster was an elder of the Presbyterian church and served on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors in 1945-46. He was a member of the Perry Rotary club. Foster was a member of the local Masonic blue lodge, Royal Arch chapter, Knights Templar commandery, and the Enid council of Royal and Select Masters. He was worshipful master of the Blue lodge in 1927, and was commander of the commandery in 1932.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two sons, Robert, a DuPont chemist in Wilmington, Del, who will arrive here Friday night, and David, a student at Oklahoma A. & M. college; two sister, Mrs. Ben Beckham, sr., of Perry and Mrs. Ora Nida of Muskogee; three brothers, Orville Foster and Dick Foster of Perry, and Ned Foster of Enid.

His mother preceded him in death in 1941.