Among the young men of Concordia who are fitting themselves to succeed in business enterprises on their own responsibility, as numerous others have done, is Walter Scott Foster, a trusted employe in the drug store of W.F. Neitzel, a position he has occupied for three years. Mr. Foster has not always been engaged in this capacity, but learned the harness trade in Scotland, his native country, and was in the employ of Thomas Lamay, of Concordia, for two years.
Mr. Foster is one of nine children born to George and Hannah (New) Foster. The late John New, one of Clyde's old residents, was an uncle of our subject, having been his mother's brother. Mr. Foster's father was formerly a druggist and chemist and owned a drug store in the city of Hull. He was also in the civil service for about fifteen years as revenue collector, but on account of ill health is retired from a business career. Mr. Foster has two brothers in Kansas and one in Missouri, but the other members of the family are in England.
Mr. Foster was born in Scotland but is of English parentage. When a youth his parents removed to Yorkshire, England, where they still reside. Socially Mr. Foster is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a member of the Episcopal church of England. Mr. Foster is an ambitious young man, for whom it is not improbable the future holds marked success, for he is honorable, trustworthy and capable - qualities never overlooked in the business world.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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