He eventually did business in Tahiti and Samoa. He was the first appointed Consul to American Samoa. As an agent for the Capelle Trading Company in the Marshall Islands, he came to Guam in 1880. With him he brought his nineteen-year-old daughter Jennie and her fiance, Charles Henry Hallett Ingalls, a 40-year-old American from Boston. Jennie and Charles were married in Guam on 10 January 1880. Samuel died in November of that year.
His will is recorded in the Spanish records of Guam. He makes special mention of his daughter Jennie, who had followed him in his "exile." He named as executor his friend, the first Chamorro priest, Påle' José Palomo, suggesting in his will that, if necessary, Palomo use the Church as a shield against the Spanish government if the civil authorities attempted to grab the assets of the Capelle Company on Guam.
He was the father of Jane Sophia (Bambridge) Foster, Fanene Pulu Foster and Wesley Ladd Foster.
Samuel Stratton Foster died 20 Nov 1880 in Guam.
↑ "Polynésie française, état civil, 1780-1999," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG24-NR5K : 25 January 2018), Samuel Straton Foster in entry for Wesley Ladd Foster, 20 May 1862; citing 10, Birth, Cour d'Appel de Papeete (Court of Appeals), French Polynesia; FHL microfilm 1,083,432.
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