Daphne Foster was born on October 6, 1839 to William and Caroline Foster of Erie County, Ohio. According to the book THE IRVINES AND THEIR KIN, available on Google Books, Daphne Foster married Samuel Irvine on January 1, 1866. According to A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY,by Hewson L. Peeke, the father and uncle of Samuel Irvine were always ready to assist fugitive slaves make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Daphne Foster Irvine's husband Samuel passed away in 1923. He had served in the 7th Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War. Mr. Irvine's obituary appeared in the January 26, 1923 issue of the Sandusky Register. Mrs. Daphne Foster lived to the age of 91 years and 4 days. She passed away on October 11, 1930. She is buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Her obituary from the Sandusky Register stated that she had been active in the First Congregational Church, the Women's Relief Corps, and she took an active interest in the work of the Children's Home. Mrs. Irvine made numerous articles of clothing for soldiers during World War One. Mrs. Irvine was survived by two sons, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Daphne Foster Irvine lived a very full, rewarding life, which often was focused on serving others in her family and her community.