Robin Gay Richard Forrest

5 January 1888–24 April 1971 (Age 83)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Robin Gay Richard

When Robin Gay Richard Forrest was born on 5 January 1888, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, James Alphonso Forrest, was 47 and his mother, Blanche Powell, was 39. He married Ruby Cora Sheffer on 22 December 1909, in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1920 and South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 24 April 1971, in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robin Gay Richard Forrest
Ruby Cora Sheffer
Marriage: 22 December 1909
Preston James Stanfield Forrest
Preston Forrest

Spouse and Children

22 December 1909
South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Alphonso Forrest


    Blanche Powell




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 4

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Robin Forrest, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robin G Forrest, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robin G Forrest in household of Woodman C Sheffer, "United States Census, 1910"

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