ANDREW W. FOSTER
Andrew W. Foster, owner of the Hotel Delavan and the Foster House at Sayville, L.I., died yesterday at his home there. He had been ill several weeks, following a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Foster was 79 years old. He was one of the pioneer gold hunters of California
and prospected in other parts of the west. At one time h e was associated with
Mark Twain in the business of searching for hidden treasure in the Humboldt
Mountains. His stories of his adventures with the humorist were known to thousands
of friends who visited his Long Island home or hotels, and his daughter Louise
Forsslund, incorporated some of his experiences in stories which she wrote.
For many years Mr. Foster was a dealer in Long Island real estate.
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