Viola Forrest

Brief Life History of Viola

When Viola Forrest was born in June 1878, in Alabama, United States, her father, Alexander Forrest, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Forrest, was 33. She lived in Lamar, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Pollard Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Forrest
1845–1901
Nancy Forrest
1845–
William Henry Forrest
1864–
Effie R. Forrest
1868–1935
Viola Forrest
1878–

Sources (2)

  • Viola Forrest in household of Alex Forrest, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vila Forest in household of Alx Forest, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

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.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 ancient Germanic and Romance. The English word is from Middle English forest ‘forest’, 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 settlement. 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.

Irish: this name is also frequently attested in Ireland, where it may be a variant of Forrestal .

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

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