Dolly Forsythe

Brief Life History of Dolly

When Dolly Forsythe was born about 1870, in Illinois, United States, her father, Hugh Washington Forsythe, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Nixon, was 30. She died before 1880, in her hometown.

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Hugh Washington Forsythe
Sarah Nixon
Annetta Forsythe
Nettie Forsythe
Dolly Forsythe
Charles Forsythe
Dolly Forsythe
George Forsythe
Walter Forsythe
William Forsythe
Alice Marion Forsythe
William Elbert Forsythe
Charles H Forsythe
George Washington Forsythe
Walter Forsythe

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    World Events (3)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Giving all the right to vote

    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.


    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with the prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no placename of suitable form is known. The spelling Forsythe is associated chiefly with northern Ireland.

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

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