Lavina Forbush

25 December 1836–3 May 1922 (Age 85)
Stark, Coos, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Lavina

When Lavina Forbush was born on 25 December 1836, in Stark, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Chebar Forbush, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Grapes, was 31. She married Jeremiah Marston Sanborn about 1855, in Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 12 daughters. She lived in Butler, Day, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Day, South Dakota, United States in 1920. She died on 3 May 1922, in Webster, Day, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Butler, Day, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Marston Sanborn
Lavina Forbush
Marriage: about 1855
Lois Ida Sanborn
George Mason Sanborn
Lillian E Sanborn
Ellen Henrietta Sanborn
Ellen Henrietta Sanborn
Lillian A Sanborn
Rose Sanborn
Grace Sanborn
Josephine L. Sanborn
Clyde Sanborn
Grace M. Sanborn
Allen Sanborn
Imogene Sanborn
Anna Bell Sanborn
Mattie Lavina Sanborn
Clyde Grant Sanborn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1855Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 18
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: altered form of Forbes , which was traditionally pronounced as two syllables. This surname is now rare in Britain.Altered form of German Vorbusch, a topographic name for someone living on the edge of a wood, from vor ‘in front of’ + North German Busch ‘wood, bush’.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Lavina Forbush in entry for Clyde Grant Sanborn, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Lorina Sanborn, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Louinier Sanborn, "United States Census, 1900"

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