FOSTER, LOVELACE SAVIDGE, 1847-1913

Baptist minister, editor. Born– December 18, 1847, Tuscaloosa County. Parents– Arthur and Elizabeth Amelia Foster. Married– Fannie Merrick, May 22, 1870. Married– Kate (Gidden) Raines, 1880. Children–two. ¬†Education– University of Alabama [withdrew 1864]; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina, 1868-1870 and 1873-1875. Ordained to the Baptist ministry in Starkville, MS, 1871. Served churches in Camden, South Carolina; and Starkville,¬†Okolona, Louisville and other towns in Mississippi; founded the Mississippi Baptist Orphanage, Jackson, 1897; served as its superintendent, 1897-1903.¬† Field editor for Mississippi for the Western Recorder; associate editor of the History of the Columbus Baptist Association; 1840-1882; and Louisville (Miss.) Association, 1886. Organized and served as corresponding secretary of the Mississippi Baptist Historical Society. Died August 28, 1903.

Source:

Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors, and Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

Fifty-Years in China; an Eventful Memoir of Tarleton Perry Crawford, D.D. Nashville; Bayless-Pullen Co., 1909.

From Error’s Chains; or, The story of the Religious Struggles of an Accomplished Young Lady. Jackson, Miss.; Baptist Orphanage Press, 1899.

Mississippi Baptist Preachers. St. Louis, Mo.; National Baptist Pub. Co., 1895.