Audrey Ethel Forbes

1 June 1886–30 May 1964 (Age 77)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Audrey Ethel

When Audrey Ethel Forbes was born on 1 June 1886, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Alexander Forbis, was 24 and her mother, Margaret"Maggie" Perdita Goostree, was 24. She had at least 2 sons with Merida Taylor Smith. She lived in Campbell Township, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Buffalo Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 May 1964, in Craighead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Merida Taylor Smith
Audrey Ethel Forbes
Everidge Smith
Laverne Smith

Spouse and Children




    Laverne Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Alexander Forbis


    Margaret"Maggie" Perdita Goostree




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World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 2

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Aberdeen, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field’, ‘district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The place name is pronounced in two syllables, with the stress on the second, and the surname until recently reflected this. Today, however, it is generally a monosyllable.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh ’, a personal name composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’. A family of this name in Connacht was famous for its traditional historians, compilers of the Book of Lecan.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Smith in household of Taylor Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Smith in household of Taylor Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Smith in household of Taylor Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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