Age: 31
Third and Fourth Reliefs

       A member of the Donner Party (see his biographical entry) and survivor of the Forlorn Hope, Foster returned to the lake camp with the Third Relief to rescue his son George, only find that the boy had died and been cannibalized. Foster, the only surviving adult male of the extended Murphy family, made a second trip back to the mountains with the Fourth Relief, no doubt to salvage what property he could from the ruins.


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