Lee Edwin Forsythe Jr

Brief Life History of Lee Edwin

When Lee Edwin Forsythe Jr was born on 24 January 1839, in Sigel, Eldred Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Edwin Edward C Forsythe, was 36 and his mother, Fanny Wolford, was 29. He married Rhoda Katherine Duffy on 3 April 1891, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Barnett Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Union Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 27 December 1913, in Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in West Sunbury, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lee Edwin Forsythe Jr
Rhoda Katherine Duffy
Marriage: 3 April 1891
Margaret Etta Forsythe
Mabel Ruth Forsythe
Sarah Velma Forsythe
Lee Edwin Forsythe
Clarence Albert Forsythe

Sources (29)

  • Edwin Forsythe in household of Edwin Forsythe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edward Or Edwin Forsythe, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

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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 the prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no placename 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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