Foil, Miriam

Miriam Foil,
Catawba College, 1931.

Catwba College, 1931.

Miriam Foil’s Mont Amoena diploma, May 25, 1927.


Class of 1927

Birth: May 12, 1909, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1997, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Moses Alexander Foil (1862 – 1948)
Josephine Elizabeth Summer Foil (1866 – 1931)

Summer Edmund Foil (1902 – 1988)
Mary Elizabeth Foil Wallace (1903 – 1974)
Henry Harbaugh Foil (1907 – 1930)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

There is also a marker at:
Saint James Reformed Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 30565138.
College photo:


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 5 Oct 1997, 25A.

MOUNT PLEASANT – Miss Miriam Foil 88, died Friday, October 3, 1997, at NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, NC.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 6, 1997, at St. James United Church of Christ with Reverend Chet Byerly and Reverend Jack Crater officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends will gather at her home from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 1997.

Miss Foil was born May 12, 1909 in Mount Pleasant, NC, a daughter of the late Dr. Moses Alexander Foil and Josephine Elizabeth Summer Foil. Miss Foil was a fifth grade school teacher, having taught at Mount Pleasant for ten years, Concord for eighteen years and Charlotte for twelve years. She was a graduate of Mont Amoena Seminary in Mount Pleasant and Catawba College in 1931. She was also a member of St. James United Church of Christ and did volunteer work at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital.

Gordon Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 10 Dec 1998, 10A.

Foil Estate Benefits College

SALISBURY – Catawba College has received a $50,000 gift from the estate of former Mount Pleasant resident Miriam Foil.

Foil graduated from Catawba in 1931.

The money will be added to the Dr. Moses A. and Josephine Elizabeth Summer Foil First Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, which Miriam Foil established in memory of her parents in 1989.

Foil’s father graduated from Catawba in 1889 and was a trustee from 1928 to 1944. Foil House, built in 1938 on the Catawba campus as a faculty residence, was named in his honor.

Josephine [sic. Miriam] was a fifth-grade teacher. She taught in Mount Pleasant for 10 years, Concord for 18 years and Charlotte for 12 years.

She died in 1997.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 17 Dec 2000, 5K.