Genevieve Mae Cahill

21 July 1919–November 2015 (Age 96)
Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States

The Life of Genevieve Mae

When Genevieve Mae Cahill was born on 21 July 1919, in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States, her father, Kinsey Elton Cahill, was 28 and her mother, Cora G Leighty, was 25. She married Glenn Arthur Forrest on 22 May 1937, in Yamhill, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1920 and Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died in November 2015, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Brooks, Marion, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Glenn Arthur Forrest
Genevieve Mae Cahill
Marriage: 22 May 1937
Glennda Mae Forrest

Spouse and Children

22 May 1937
Yamhill, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Genevieve May Cahill

Passed away at home at her son's house in Baker City, Oregon from cancer.

Sources (3)

  • Mae Forrest in household of Glenn Forrest, "United States Census, 1940"
  • G Mae Cahill in household of Ray E Carlson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • May Cahill in household of Kinsey Cahill, "United States Census, 1920"

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