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Doc Foster

Doc. Foster, the well-known Crismanite, is dead. He breathed his last on Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock, after suffering from kidney troubles. He also had a very large carbuncle on his hip, which was the immediate cause of death. The remains were taken in charge by the Odd Fellows, of which society he was a member, and buried in Hobart on Friday last. Foster came to this county about 15 years ago, from no one knows where. In 1883 he acquired notoriety by his discovery of a bogus coal mine in the sand hills, which proved a great hoax. He was between 55 and 60 years old, has been married three times, and has traded horses more than any other man in this county.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: September 8, 1887
Volume Number: 4
Issue Number: 21
Page: 4
Column(s): 2

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                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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