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Gov. Eugene Noble Foss[1]

Male 1858 - 1939  (80 years)


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  • Name Eugene Noble Foss  [2, 3
    Prefix Gov. 
    Born 24 Sep 1858  West Berkshire, Franklin Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch KD1T-ZN2 
    Died 13 Sep 1939  Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Forest Hill Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7093  Main
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father George Edmund Foss,   b. 1 Jun 1831, Derby, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1912, Berkshire, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Marcia Cordelia Noble,   b. 8 Jan 1835, St. Albans, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Feb 1856  Franklin, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F2697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lilla Rollins Sturtevant,   b. 4 Nov 1860, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Jun 1858  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Sturtevant Foss,   b. 9 Oct 1886,   d. 29 Jun 1961  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Noble Foss,   b. 1889,   d. 1969  (Age 80 years)
     3. Esther Foss,   b. 20 Jan 1894, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Helen Foss
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2006 
    Family ID F2687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jun 1858 - Boston, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1858 - West Berkshire, Franklin Co., VT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1939 - Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Hill Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Notes from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

      " FOSS, Eugene Noble, (1858 - 1939), (brother of George Edmund Foss), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in West Berkshire, near St. Albans, Franklin County, Vt., on September 24, 1858; attended the public schools, Franklin County Academy at St. Albans, Vt., and the University of Vermont; settled in Boston, Mass., in 1882; engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel products; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William C. Lovering and served from March 22, 1910, until his resignation, effective January 4, 1911, having been elected Governor of Massachusetts, in which capacity he served from 1911 to 1913; unsuccessful candidate for reelection as Governor in 1912; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits, and managed his large real estate holdings in Boston, Mass.; died in Jamaica Plain (Boston), Mass., September 13, 1939; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. "

      From "Important Men of 1913 p. 1913"

      "Foss, Eugene Noble, governor of the State of Massachusetts, was born Sept. 24, 1858, in West Berkshire, Vt. He is a succeseful manufacturer of Boston, Mass. He was elected to the sixty-first congress to fill a vacancy. He is now governor of the State of Massachusetts for the term ending in 1914; and resides in Boston, Mass."

      From the Sturtevant Fan Company "America's First Fan Company" web pages:

      ":The death of Benjamin Sturtevant's only son, Charles, in 1879 insured that upon his passing a new name would be associated with the firm, that name was Eugene Foss.

      Foss, a son of a factory manager, was born September 24, 1858 at West Berkshire, Vermont. He attended the University of Vermont for two years before going West as a salesman for a lumber dryer company. The success he had with the dryer, but more importantly goods he took up incidentally, the products of the B.F.Sturtevant Co., attracted the attention of Benjamin Sturtevant. Foss soon accepted an executive position at the Jamaica Plain plant. In the classic way, his situation improved dramatically. Foss married one of Sturtevant's daughters, Lilla, in 1885 and upon the death of the founder became Treasurer, General Manager and principal owner.
      In addition to overseeing the company's product and territorial expansion and his own extensive business investments (including a rival fan company, the American Blower Corporation) in 1902 he gave up active management of Sturtevant to begin his political career. Following in the footsteps of his brother, an Illinois congressman, Foss launched a failed congressional campaign as a Republican Progressive, harping on his single issue, trade reciprocity. The surprising closeness of his loss, though, showed that he had arrived politically......" [3, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1311] Julie's Genealogy, (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jewelweed - jewel-weed@earthlink.net), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jewelweed&id=I1740 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1308] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, (http://www.bioguide.congress.gov), http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000293 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S948] Ancestry OneWorldTree, (Ancestry.com), http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=43499842&st=1 (Reliability: 0).

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    6. [S1309] Builders of our Nation, (Ancestry.com. Important Men of 1913 [database online]. Orem, UT: Ancestry.com, Inc., 1997. Original data: Builders of Our Nation: Men of 1913. Chicago, IL: Men of Nineteen-Thirteen, 1914.), p. 191 - (Reliability: 0).