Eugene Foss

Eugene Noble Foss (1858 - 1939)

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Eugene Noble Foss
Born in St. Albans, Vermontmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Boston, Massachusettsmap
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Preceded by
William C. Lovering
Eugene Foss
Member of the
US House of Representatives
Massachusetts 14th District
Mass. 14th District
Succeeded by
Robert O. Harris
Preceded by
44th Governor
Eben Sumner Draper
Eugene Foss
45th Governor
of Massachusetts
Mass. Governor
Succeeded by
46th Governor
David I. Walsh


Eugene was born in 1858. He is the son of George Edmund and Marcia (Noble) Foss. He passed away in 1939.

From History of the Descendants of John Whitman, Pg. 456:

6547. Phebe Rebecca Chamberlain (8), b. Madison, Me., Feb. 17, 1836; m. Oct. 24,1852, Benjamin F. Sturtevant, b. Jan.18, 1832; is the inventorof the steam-pegging machine and circular veneer-cutter, and the patentee and manufacturer of the Sturtevant Blower Heater and Engine; residence, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; 3 c.
6548. Ella Frances Sturtevant (9), b. July 8, 1854; m. June 28, 1879, William Vail Kellen, b. July 3, 1852; a lawyer, practicing his profession in Boston; residence, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; 4 c.
6549. Charles Sturtevant Kellen (10), March 8, 1880; d. Jan. 28, 1884.
6550. Ruth Kellen (10), b. Aug. 27, 1881.
6550a. Hope Kellen (10), b. Dec 12, 1884.
6550b. Grace Kellen (10), b. Nov. 11, 1885.
6551. Charles Franklin Sturtevant (9), b. Sept. 20, 1858; d. Dec. 8, 1878.
6552. Lilla Rollins Sturtevant (9), b. Nov. 4, 1860; m. June 12, 1884, Eugene Noble Foss, b. Sept. 24, 1858; the general manager of the Sturtevant works at Jamaica Plain; 1 c.
6552a. Benjamin Sturtevant Foss (10), b. Oct. 9, 1886.

Death Notice

BOSTON, Sept. 13 (AP)--Eugene Noble Foss, three times Governor of Massachusetts[1], former Congressman and prominent manufacturer, died today of a heart attack at his home here in the Jamaica Plain section. He was 80 years old. [New York Times, September 14, 1939, Page 31]

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  • History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, Massachusetts, by Charles H. Farnum, A. M., Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, New Haven, Conn., 1889. Eugene Foss is the husband of Lilla Rollins Stutevant, the daughter of Phebe Rebecca (Chamberlain) Sturtevant, Record #6547, Pg. 456[2]
  • 1900 US Census: Cohasset, Norfolk County, MA, 23 Jun 1900, Enumeration District 1029, Sheet 26A[3]
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #7496507; Eugene Noble Foss, Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain MA, Plot:Section 15

See also:


  1. Three consecutive one-year terms.
  2. Descendants of John Whitman, Pg. 456.
  3. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls; Page: 26; Enumeration District: 1029; FHL microfilm: 1240669

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