Today's "scrap" is a permission note written by Ezra Liston to the county clerk of Cass County, Missouri in which he certifies that his daughter is over the age of eighteen and that he consents to her marriage to W. H. Foust. The note reads;
June 30th 1886
To the county clerk of Cass Co. Mo. this is to certify that my daughter Ella F. Liston is past the age of eighteen years and that I give my consent to her marriage to W. H. Foust.
Please issue marriage license to them, and oblige.
William Henry Foust married Ella Francina Liston on that very day 30 June 1886 in Harrisonville, Cass, MO. They went on to have eight children including my great grandmother, Amelia Mae (Foust) Wimsatt.
|The William Henry and Ella Foust Family. My great grandmother Amelia is in the back row holding my infant grandfather Richard. Ella and William are seated holding a photograph of their daughter Viola, who died while giving birth to a daughter.|