George D. Foster
1873

Another Veteran Gone

            We regret to announce that another of the pioneers of Chattanooga has gone to his long home. Mr. George D. FOSTER died Sunday night, at the residence of his son-in-law, Fred F. WIEHL, in the 78th year of his age, of old age and general debility. His funeral took place yesterday. Mr. FOSTER was one of the oldest citizens of Chattanooga. He was born in South Hampton county, Virginia, and emigrated thence to Pikeville, in this State, from whence he removed to Chattanooga, in 1850, we believe. He bought the place on Lookout Mountain, in 1851, where he lived until 1869, in which year he sold his mountain residence to General HERRON, and removed to Chattanooga. Mr. FOSTER was for many years a Justice of the Peace of the county, and always took great interest in political matters. He was an old line Whig and a strong Union man, and in 1865 was elected a member of the General Assembly of Tennessee. He was one of the famous “bolters” from that body upon the question of the passage of the 14th amendment, thereby terminating his legislative career, and was succeeded by John ANDERSON. Personally, Mr. FOSTER was a gentleman of great force of character, a true friend, and inflexible in what he believed to be the right. His loss will be mourned by his children and his many friends.
The Daily Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1873.