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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