Harland Thorton Forsythe

27 December 1890–27 October 1985 (Age 94)
Lewistown, Logan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Harland Thorton

Harland Thorton Forsythe was born on 27 December 1890, in Lewistown, Logan, Ohio, United States as the son of James L. Forsythe and Margaret Catherine Miller. He married Alma Ruth Meeker on 27 December 1914, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 27 October 1985, in Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harland Thorton Forsythe
Alma Ruth Meeker
Marriage: 27 December 1914
James Meeeker Forsythe
Lawrence Raymond Forsythe

Spouse and Children

27 December 1914
Tennessee, United States


    James Meeeker Forsythe


    Lawrence Raymond Forsythe


Parents and Siblings

    James L. Forsythe


    Margaret Catherine Miller




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365 ), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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