Asked in Edgar Allan Poe
What happened to Edgar Allan Poe's foster parents?
November 21, 2013 7:06PM
It is very likely that Edgar Allan Poe's foster parents both died of consumption, or tuberculosis. The obituary for both Frances (1829, age 43 - 45) and John (1834, age 54 or 55) Allan said they died after a lengthy and (in Frances' case) painful illness.