Barber County Kansas
Grave marker for Liz Foster, October 1873.
Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
The following are excerpts from journals of Russell B. Lake, grandson of
Reuben Lake, provided courtesy of Carol (Lake) Rogers:
"Alex Foster, was of the original party of 11 who came to Barbour in Spring of 1873. He was not married however his sister "Liz" was in the Party. She, afterward, took poison and was the first interrment in the Lake City Cemetery being buried just north of Reuben Lake lot (with a cement block as a marker put there in later years).
Alex Foster was killed by Indians near Dodge City and buried there? Later information that he was killed in Phillips county by Indian raiders on way to Dakotas from Okla. reservation. Alex Foster was killed in 1870, or near that time supposedly by Indians. Probably on Sappha river in Phillips County."
Notes in the margin of Russell B. Lake's journal indicate he learned the above information from his aunt, Irene (Lake) Gordon.
Thanks to Kim Fowles for finding, transcribing and contributing the above journal entry to this web site!