Van Forson

Brief Life History of Van

When Van Forson was born on 28 March 1887, in Franklin, Robertson, Texas, United States, his father, Peter V Forson, was 26 and his mother, Emma Susan Threadgill, was 15. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Minnie Christman. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Robertson, Texas, United States in 1900. He died in March 1966, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Van Forson
1887–1966
Minnie Christman
1885–
G B Forson
1907–
Doris Forson
1918–1987
Maudie M Forson
1922–1922

Sources (10)

  • Van Forson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Van Forson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Van Forson in entry for Maudie M Forson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a Roxburghshire surname in origin, perhaps a variant of Farson .

In some cases possibly an altered form of Swedish Forsén or Forssén: ornamental name from fors ‘waterfall’ + the adjectival suffix -en, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

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

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