Asked in
Edgar Allan Poe

What happened to Edgar Allan Poe's foster parents?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
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.