Robert Martin Forrest

Male23 December 1878–6 November 1952

Brief Life History of Robert Martin

When Robert Martin Forrest was born on 23 December 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Forrest, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Ann Martin Troup, was 27. He married Hazel Skidmore Hardy on 21 October 1919, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and Fresno, Fresno, California, United States in 1950. He died on 6 November 1952, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Robert Martin Forrest
1878–1952
Hazel Skidmore Hardy
1886–1978
Marriage: 21 October 1919
Infant Forrest
1920–1920

Sources (34)

  • Robert M Forrest, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert M Forrest, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Robert Martin Forrest, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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  • Marriage
    21 October 1919Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1879

    Age 1

    British defeat the Zulus in Natal. British and colonial forces destroy Zulu army at Isandhlwana. Griqualand East annexed to Cape Colony.

    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.

    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 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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