Martin Van Buren Forsyth

14 March 1881–28 May 1941 (Age 60)
Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martin Van Buren

When Martin Van Buren Forsyth was born on 14 March 1881, in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States, his father, Elbert Morgan Forsyth, was 17 and his mother, Mary Ida McCain, was 17. He married Julie Ann Barnett on 26 December 1902, in Shelby, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fayetteville, Fayette, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 28 May 1941, in Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Fayette City Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayette, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Forsyth
1881–1941
Julie Ann Barnett
1883–1965
Marriage: 26 December 1902
Lillian Leila Forsyth
1903–1981
Clarence Jackson Forsyth
1905–1928
Ezell Forsyth
1907–1970
Grady L. Forsyth
1910–1944
Cara Forsyth (twin)
1913–1968
Clifton Forsyth (twin)
1913–1987
(infant son) Forsyth
1920–1920
Julia Bell Forsyth
1921–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1902
Shelby, Alabama, United States
children

(8)

    Lillian Leila Forsyth

    Female1903–1981Female

    Clarence Jackson Forsyth

    Male1905–1928Male

    Male1907–1970Male

    Male1910–1944Male

    Cara Forsyth (twin)

    Male1913–1968Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elbert Morgan Forsyth

    Male1863–1899Male

    Female1863–1933Female

siblings

(7)

    Male1881–1941Male

    Henry D. Forsyth

    Male1884–1933Male

    Male1888–1927Male

    Margrett Lou "Maggie" Forsyth

    Female1892–1974Female

    Edward Morgan "Eddie" Forsyth

    Male1896–1918Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 14

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Forsythe .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Vall Forsyth, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martin W Forsyth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vanburen Forsyth, "United States Census, 1930"

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