Dudley Foster

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Dudley Foster was born in in the town of Hampton, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 1877, one of eleven children of Thomas H. and Elizabeth Foster. Two of his sisters, Catherine or Cassie (1865–1875) and Victoria (1871–1874) toured New England in 1872 and 1873 as the “Fairy Sisters.”

Brother Dudley Foster (1877–1894), born after the deaths of his two tiny sisters, proved to be a second pot of gold for his parents, who became quite wealthy during Dudley’s lifetime, touring Dudley beginning at age 2.

Dudley died June 17, 1895, reportedly of heart disease.