Margaret Cochrane Forrest

20 August 1878–22 January 1953 (Age 74)
Idaho, United States

The Life of Margaret Cochrane

When Margaret Cochrane Forrest was born on 20 August 1878, in Idaho, United States, her father, Thomas Meikle Forrest, was 32 and her mother, Jeannie Cochrane, was 28. She married Henry E. Turner on 28 April 1930, in Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 22 January 1953, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74.

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Henry E. Turner
Margaret Cochrane Forrest
Marriage: 28 April 1930

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28 April 1930
Weber, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.

Age 12

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Margaret C Forrest in household of Jennie Forrest, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie Forrest in household of Thomas Forrest, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret C Forrest, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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