Lucy Elizabeth Forbes

31 January 1839–6 May 1868 (Age 29)
Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lucy Elizabeth

When Lucy Elizabeth Forbes was born on 31 January 1839, in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Lyman Read Forbes, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Butler Carter, was 22. She married George Sumner Putnam on 19 May 1861, in North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 May 1868, in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Sumner Putnam
1839–1911
Lucy Elizabeth Forbes
1839–1868
Marriage: 19 May 1861
Nancy Della Putnam
1863–1943
George Lyman Putnam
1868–1868

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1861
North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Female1863–1943Female

    George Lyman Putnam

    Male1868–1868Male

Parents and Siblings

    Lyman Read Forbes

    Male1809–1885Male

    Nancy Butler Carter

    Female1816–1885Female

siblings

(10)

    Ellen Sophia Forbes

    Female1836–1873Female

    Female1839–1868Female

    Emma Irene Forbes

    Female1840–1843Female

    Martha Ann Forbes

    Female1842–1843Female

    Jane Elliot Forbes

    Female1844–1917Female

+5 More Children

World Events (5)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Aberdeen, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field’, ‘district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The place name is pronounced in two syllables, with the stress on the second, and the surname until recently reflected this. Today, however, it is generally a monosyllable.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh ’, a personal name composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’. A family of this name in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucy E Forbes in household of Lyman R Forbes, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Lucy E Forbes in household of Lyman R Forbes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy E Forbes in household of Lyman R Forbes, "United States Census, 1860"

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