Royal Alexander Forbes Jr

5 February 1917–10 June 1985 (Age 68)
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States

The Life of Royal Alexander

When Royal Alexander Forbes Jr was born on 5 February 1917, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, his father, Royal Alexander Forbes Sr, was 36 and his mother, Ruth Anna Scott, was 34. He married Dorothy Rose Baker on 30 October 1937, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 10 June 1985, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Royal Alexander Forbes Jr
1917–1985
Dorothy Rose Baker
1918–1978
Marriage: 30 October 1937
Roberta Ann Forbes
1944–2011
Teresa Geraldine Forbes
1952–1986

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 October 1937
Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Royal Alexander Forbes Sr

    Male1880–1943Male

    Ruth Anna Scott

    Female1882–Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Royal A Forbes in household of Roy A Forbes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Royal A Forbes in household of Roy A Forbes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Royal Forbes in household of Durey Baker, "United States Census, 1940"

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