Bernice A. Forbes

Brief Life History of Bernice A.

When Bernice A. Forbes was born on 20 May 1900, in Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, James Edward Forbes, was 28 and her mother, Emma May Jackson, was 29. She died on 30 September 1922, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Forbes
1872–1948
Emma May Jackson
1870–1906
Francis Forbes
1894–1900
Frank Forbes
1894–1900
Mary Lois Forbes
1895–1982
Forbes
1897–1897
Bernice A. Forbes
1900–1922

Sources (4)

  • Burnice Forbes in household of Michael Welsh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bernice Forbes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bernice A Forbes in household of Michael H Welsh, "United States Census, 1910"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1907 · Not for profit elections

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Forbes in Tullynessle, Aberdeenshire, so named from Gaelic forba ‘field, district’ + the locative suffix -ais. The placename 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.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Firbhisigh ‘son of Fearbhisigh’, a personal name composed of elements meaning ‘man’ + ‘prosperity’.

History: A family of this name (see 2 above) 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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