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
Lucy Elizabeth Forbes
Marriage: 19 May 1861
Nancy Della Putnam
George Lyman Putnam

Spouse and Children

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



    George Lyman Putnam


Parents and Siblings

    Lyman Read Forbes


    Nancy Butler Carter




    Ellen Sophia Forbes



    Emma Irene Forbes


    Martha Ann Forbes


    Jane Elliot Forbes


+5 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 7

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

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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