Foss Family

Foss Family:

1. Irene Crook Foss (b. Feb. 26, 1885-d. Oct. 8, 1931) (first wife of John Harrison Foss)

2. Staff Sgt. Francis (Frank) Dixon Foss (b. 1918-d. 1985)

3.  John Harrison Foss, Sr. (b. Jan. 7, 1879 Loletin, Humbolt County,California-d. Jan. 5, 1916) President of Maui Electric and Manager of East Maui Irrigation Co.; Masonic services; (son of James A. and Lavinia Dickson Foss); Graduated from Stanford University in 1903 and left for Hawaii

4. Lt. jg John Harrison Foss, Jr. (b. Aug. 30, 1910-d. Mar. 2, 1993)

5. Capt. William Crook Foss (b. Feb. 27, 1915-d. May 16, 1945) Aged 31 years; Son of J. H. Foss killed by enemy artillery fire on Okinawa; He had volunteered for special combat duty; He was engaged in battle survey and intelligence with the infantry.

President of the student body of Maui High School; Graduated from Stanford University

6. Helen Edna Van Keuren Foss (b. Aug. 3, 1889 in Baldwin, Kansas-d. July 8, 1967) Aged 78 years
(second wife of John Harrison Foss) 1910 census: Dau of Lee Seth and Mary Hutchens Van Keuren and six siblings

1920 census: music/art teacher in Kansas; 1930 census: public school primary supervisor in Makawao and for the island of Maui; taught two years at Kamehameha III School and one year at Lahainaluna

1940 census: principal;  single

7. Pauline Eveleth Foss (b. 1916-d. 1980)

8. Martha Foss Fleming (b. 1880-d. 1953) married to David Fleming and buried in the Fleming plot

children: James, Bruce, Euphence, David and Jessica)

Francis D.Foss
John Foss Sr.

William C. Foss
Helen Foss
Pauline Eveleth Foss


  1. R. L. Dougherty
    August 22, 2023

    Captain William C. Foss was married to my mother at Stanford University chapel in June, 1941. Their first child, Irene, was born in the islands. Mother and daughter accompanied Captain Foss stateside where he went for additional training (as a forward artillery observer) and remained in the states when he deployed back to the pacific for duty. My mother bore their second daughter, Joanne, in Sacramento before learning of his death on Okinawa in 1945. I wonderred then and now why his obituary did not mention Captain Foss’ surviving wife and daughters. Our mother remarried, had me and lived until 1984 when she succumbed to pneumonia. My susters reside in Oregon, I live in Colorado. Captain Foss now has 4 granddaughters and several great-grandchildren.

  2. R. L. Dougherty
    August 22, 2023

    My namy is R.L. Dougherty

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