Foster, Charles Frank.


Foster, Charles Frank (Charlie) b. September 18, 1900, New York, NY; African American; Father William Foster (1863-?), mother Jane Foster (1861-1933); Single; Printer and Mechanic; CP 1935, Unit Organizer; Domicile 506 East 13th Street, NYC; Sailed March 18, 1937 aboard the Normandie; Arrived in Spain April 2¸1937; Served with the XV BDE, Transport; Returned December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; Private, US Army, WWII, registered for draft February 12, 1942, drafted December 2, 1942; Married Alberta Ryland (nee Alford) on May 21, 1948 in Manhattan; USPS clerk in NYC as early as 1950, retired in 1966; d. December 28, 1987, Worcester, Massachusetts; buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
Siblings: brothers William H. Foster (1884-?), Edward H. Foster (1890-?), sisters Jenteyena Foster (1887-?), Adelaide Foster (1892-?).
Sources: Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 891, ll. 59; African Americans; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #182751345;  Vineyard Gazette (obituary), January 8, 1988, page 12.
Note: Box 2, Folder 23, 177_197042 [List of Names] RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 5, Delo 197, ll. 42, Oct. 1938.  This is a page from Folder 197: Album of 15th International Brigade Presented to the American Volunteers of the 15th Brigade by the PCE. On a two page spread entitle Declaration of the American Negro Comrades eighteen individuals signed the second page.