Christina Forrest

9 June 1869–4 January 1942 (Age 72)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Christina

When Christina Forrest was born on 9 June 1869, in Ontario, Canada, her father, William Forrest, was 24 and her mother, Eliza T. Raines, was 19. She married Maurice S. Gordon on 14 September 1898, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 4 January 1942, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maurice S. Gordon
Christina Forrest
Marriage: 14 September 1898
Helene P. Gordon
Gardner M. Gordon

Spouse and Children

    Maurice S. Gordon



14 September 1898
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Forrest


    Eliza T. Raines






    Agnes Forrest


    Martha Forrest


    Thomas Henry Forrest


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 14

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as today, a near-synonym of wood, but referred specifically to a large area of woodland reserved by law for the purposes of hunting by the king and his nobles. The same applied to the European cognates, both Germanic and Romance. The English word is from Old French forest, Late Latin forestis (silva). This is generally taken to be a derivative of foris ‘outside’; the reference was probably to woods lying outside a habitation. On the other hand, Middle High German for(e)st has been held to be a derivative of Old High German foraha ‘fir’ ( see Forster ), with the addition of a collective suffix.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christina Forrest in household of William Forrest, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Christina Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Christina Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"

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