Rhode Island Postal Cards - Fist Day of Issue

Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams in 1636
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by RIPS)

Foster, Rhode Island (2nd PO) 02825

The first Post Office at Foster, (Foster Township, Providence County), Rhode Island was established on September 7, 1815 with Ebenezer Foster as Postmaster. The post office was disestablished on November 30, 1933 and mail was then handled by the North Scituate Post Office. The Foster Centre Post Office was established on March 6, 1848 with Robert Beattie as Postmaster. The name was changed to Foster Center on October 14, 1893. The post office was disestablished on December 14, 1905. The Foster Center Post Office was reestablished on September 25, 1906. The name was changed once again on July 1, 1961, when it became the 2nd Foster Post Office with Edward C. Borders as Postmaster. The post office is currently in operation under Postmaster Kathleen M. Guglielmo appointed on May 24, 1997.

The only record I could locate for Edward Borders was the Census of 1930 in which he is listed at age 16 living with his parents in Foster, Rhode Island.

Foster, which was formerly part of Scituate, Rhode Island was set off and incorporated on August 24, 1781. There are homes and farms in the area that date back to between 1760 and 1800. As of the Census of 2000, the town's population stood at 4,274.

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