Joseph John Foster Sr.
- Born: 24 Nov 1873, Albany, Albany County, New York
- Marriage (1): Mary Agnes Deagan on 1 Jun 1899 in St. Joseph's Church, Albany, New York
- Died: Jan 1941, Albany, Albany County, New York at age 67
- Buried: St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY
Joseph was an Albany City fireman until in 1928 when he resigned due to health reasons. He was asthmatic and unable to tolerate the smoke. Became a house painter. He died of general arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and cardiovascular collapse.. buried St. Agnes cemetery.
1880 census Albany, NY William age 55 born Ireland c 1825; occ: carpenter Agnes age 45 b.Ireland c1835 Mary age 22 b. c1858; single Anna age 19; single; dress maker; born 1861 Patrick age 18; clerk in store; born c1862 Agnes age 15 ; born 1865 Richard age 13; born c1867 Joseph age 8; born c1872 David age 4; born c1876
1900 Albany ward 12, Albany, NY Joseph Foster b. July 1873 NY; parents born Ireland; occ: glacier Mary A. Foster b. Mar 1873 NY; parents born Ireland Catherine Murphy b. May 1828 Ireland; emig 1855 [grandmother] James Deagan b. Mar 1874 NY; single [brother in law] occ: salesman - grocery
1910 Albany ward 12, albany, NY Joseph and Mary with ch: Irene, Joseph, Gerry, John and Marion
1920 Albany ward 7, Albany County, NY Joseph J. Foster 46 NY Mary A. Foster 1873 NY ch: Irene 19; Joseph J 17; Gerald E. 14; John D. 13; Marion K 10 and Francis 8
1930 census Albany, NY Joseph J. Foster c1874 Mary A. c1873 Gerald E. 1905 John D. 1907 Francis J. 1911
Joseph married Mary Agnes Deagan, daughter of John Deagan and Catherine E. Murphy, on 1 Jun 1899 in St. Joseph's Church, Albany, New York. (Mary Agnes Deagan was born on 30 Nov 1872 in Schodack, NY, died on 10 Feb 1940 in Albany, Albany County, New York and was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY.)
Per church records this marriage was recorded as follows:
1 June 1899 3:30 PM St. Joseph's Church Albany, NY
Mary Agnes Deagan born March 1873, daughter of John (Jacobi) Deagan and Helena Murray (sic) of Schodack, NY. Marriage performed by Rev. Joseph H. Mangan.