Missouri Alice Foster, the fifth child of Ellen W. Cline and David Campbell Foster, was born in Indiana, April 12, 1851. Both parents were born in America she in Kentucky and he in Virginia. The family crossed the plains with Dan Hunt's second wagon train in 1861. David died at Fort Laramie, Wyoming but the family came on to Shasta County; they stayed with Captain Hunt on his stock ranch in Oak Run. The boys herded cattle and the girls did the cooking; the oldest girl, Rebecca, taught school before she married William Hawes in 1862.
Missouri was only fourteen in
1866 when she married Daniel Robinson who needed a mother for his two small
boys. They lived at American Ranch (now Anderson). The couple had six more
|William Grant||b. May-22-1867||d. Jun-31-1891|
|Mary Ellen||b. Jul-8-1870|
|Lillie Eva||b. Feb-3-1874||d. 1960 Spokane, WA|
|Ida Alice||b. Aug-23-1876||d. Dec-13-1885|
|Minnie May||b. May-15-1879||d. Jul-2-1882|
|Winona||b. Nov-30-1885||d. May-23-1968, Redding, CA|
Since Dan didn't leave a will, the children all signed quit-claim deeds giving the homestead to Missouri. The 1900 Census shows Dan's son, George was helping to run the farm, since be listed himself as Farm Laborer.
In 1911, her youngest daughter, Winona married Benjamin Klukkert and settled in Redding. Missouri moved in with Winona and her family in 1917 and resided with them until her death on April 6, 1937.
Source: Shasta Historical Society