Willie James Forbes

28 August 1874–June 1900 (Age 25)
Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States

The Life of Willie James

When Willie James Forbes was born on 28 August 1874, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, James Forbes, was 30 and his mother, Harriet L. Martin, was 29. He died in June 1900, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Addison, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Forbes
1843–1890
Harriet L. Martin
1845–1887
Medera May Forbes
1869–1944
Willie James Forbes
1874–1900

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 8

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.

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)

  • George Forbes in household of James Forbes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Forbes, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Willie Forbes, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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