History of Bureau County - Biographical Sketches 1885
GEORGE S. FOSTER, Buda. Among the young men of Buda who have been successful in their business ventures, and have laid the foundation for future competency, is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He was born in Cook county, Ill., January 27, 1857, and is the son of S. H. Foster, whose sketch appears in this work. Mr. Foster came to this county in infancy with his parents. He was reared on a farm, and his early education was in the schools of this county, but in early manhood attended a college of pharmacy in Chicago, and also took a commercial course in the Business College of Davenport, Iowa. In 1879 he engaged in the lumber business in Buda, the firm being S. H. Foster & Son. This is the only lumber yard in the village, and our subject has the management of the business. March 1, 1881, the firm of Toomey & Foister, druggists, of which he was a member, opened a new stock of drugs and groceries, and have met with good success since. They carry a stock of goods valued at about $3,500.