Forbes, Francis Murray Sr.

Forbes, Francis Murray Sr.

Male 1874 - 1961  (87 years)

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  • Name Forbes, Francis Murray  [1, 2
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 31 Aug 1874  China Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 20 May 1910  Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 30 May 1941  Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 24 Apr 1955  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 24 Nov 1961  Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I76942  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2023 

    Father Forbes, Francis Blackwell,   b. 11 Aug 1839, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1908, Back Bay, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Clark, Isabel,   b. Abt 1846, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1931, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 8 May 1867  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 6 children 
    +1. Forbes, James Grant,   b. 22 Oct 1879, Shanghai Municipality, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1955, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Forbes, Francis Murray Sr.,   b. 31 Aug 1874, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1961, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Forbes, Charles Stewart,   d. Unknown
     4. Forbes, Ethel Anna,   d. Unknown
     5. Forbes, Isabel,   d. Unknown
     6. Forbes, Evelyn,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F9493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cochrane, Marjorie,   b. 24 Oct 1878, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1964, Norfolk, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1903  [7
    Children 
     1. Forbes, Francis Murray Jr.,   b. 1904,   d. Unknown
     2. Forbes, Marjorie,   b. 5 Oct 1906, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1916, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +3. Forbes, Alexander Cochrane,   b. 3 Nov 1909, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 2005, Westwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     4. Forbes, Dorothy Murrray,   b. 1913,   d. Unknown
    +5. Forbes, Cynthia,   b. 15 Dec 1918, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 2007, Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F31122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1874 - China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Forbes, Marjorie - 5 Oct 1906 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Forbes, Alexander Cochrane - 3 Nov 1909 - Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 20 May 1910 - Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Forbes, Cynthia - 15 Dec 1918 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 30 May 1941 - Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Apr 1955 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1961 - Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1296] Massachusetts, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 14 Jan 2023.
      Name: Francis B Forbes
      Gender: Male
      Residence Date: Abt 1908
      Residence Place: United States of America, Shanghai
      Will Date: 27 Mar 1899
      Codicil Date: 2 Mar 1906
      Proved Date: 23 Jul 1908
      Probate Date: 27 Mar 1899
      Probate Place: Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
      Inferred Death Year: 1899
      Inferred Death Place: Massachusetts, USA
      Others Listed (Name) Relationship
      Francis B Forbes
      Isabel Clarke Forbes
      Wife
      Isabel De Mimont
      Daughter
      Albert De Mimont
      Son-in-law
      Ethel Anna Forbes
      Daughter
      Evelyn Forbes
      Daughter
      James Grant Forbes
      Son
      Francis Murray Forbes
      Son

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Jan 2023.
      Memorial ID 169415646
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169415646

      Francis Murray Forbes

      Birth
      31 Aug 1874
      Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
      Death
      24 Nov 1961 (aged 87)
      Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Milton Cemetery
      Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S57] 1910 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 17 Jan 2023.
      1910 Census, enumerated 20 May 1910 on Charles River St in Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States

      F Murray Forbes, Head, M, W, 36, M 6 yrs, China, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Real Estate Dealer
      Margaret Forbes, Wife, F, W, 35, M 6 yrs, 3, children, 3 living, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, None
      F Murray Forbes, Son, M, W, 5, S, Massachusetts, China, Massachusetts, None
      Marjorie Forbes, Daughter, F, W, 3, S, Massachusetts, China, Massachusetts, None
      ___ Forbes, Son, M, W, 5/12, S, Massachusetts, China, Massachusetts, None
      Mary Glasby, Servant, F, W, 31, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Immigrated 1899, Cook for private family
      Katharine Bransfield, Servant, F, W, 21, S, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Immigrated 1909, Waitress for private family
      Norah Glyn, Servant, F, W, 22, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Immigrated 1906, Chamber Maid for private family
      Alice Mcfadden, Servant, F, W, 24, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Immigrated 1891, Laundress for private family
      Annie Conway, Servant, F, W, 26, Massachusetts, Ireland-English, Ireland-English, Nurse for private family

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2023.
      The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 30 May 1941, Page 17

      Rooscvclts to Usher at Lyman-Forbes Wedding

      Miss Townsend to be Bride Today of John Hamilton '

      Two sons of the President of the United States and Mrs. Roosevelt will usher this afternoon at the wedding of pretty dark-haired Cynthia Forbes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Murray Forbes, to Lieut. John Lowell Lyman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Lyman of Beacon st. The wedding will take place at picturesque St. Andrew's Church in Wellesley at 3:30 with Rev. Philemon Sturgis officiating and will be followed by a reception at Descrie, beautiful estate of the Forbeses in Wellesley.

      The lovely bride, who will be given in marriage by her father, is wearing an exquisite gown of white marquisette and her veil is of heir loom family lace. She is carrying a bouquet of bouvardia and babies breath.

      Mrs. John Akin of Westwood will be her sister's matron of honor and Mrs Henrv Wilder of Boston (Isabel Farley) will be tne only bridesmaid. There will be three little flower girls, Alison Akin, niece of the bride, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Akin; Alexandra Forbes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Forbes of New York, and Mr. Lyman's niece, Charlotte Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlotte Clark of New York and Ridgefield, Conn.

      The matron of honor and the bridesmaid are wearing effective gowns of turquois (sic) marquisette with wreaths of white snapdragon in their hair. They are carrying bouquets of white snapdragon and phlox. The little flower girls will be dressed in blue marquisette also and will carry white flowers, with white flowers in their hair.

      Ronald T. Lyman Jr. will be his brother's best man and the ushers will include John Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Thomas Bullitt of Louisville, Ky., C. Haven Ladd, Francis Wendell, Alexander Cochrane Forbes, Benjamin S. Clark and Thomas Husband of New York; F. Murray Forbes Jr. of Boston, and Frederic Freylinghuysen of New Jersey.

      Mr. Lyman is a second lieutenant on active duty with the 186th Field Artillery and is now stationed at Madison Barracks, N. Y. He prepared at St. Mark's School and was graduated from Harvard in 1937 and from Harvard Law School last June. He is a grandson of the late Maj. Gen. and Mrs. James Parker of Newport, R. I.

      The bride studied at the Beaver Country Day School and La Petite Ecole in Florence, Italy. She is a member of the Vincent Club and of the Chilton Club.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 15 Jan 2023.
      The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts), 26 Apr 1955, Page 41

      James G. Forbes
      Former Boston Lawyer, Banker, Dies in Paris

      Word has been received of the death of James Grant Forbes, 75, formerly of Boston, an internationally known banker and lawyer, who died Sunday at his residence in Paris.

      He was a graduate of Harvard College, class of 1901, received master of arts degree from Harvard University the following year, and in 1904 was graduated from Harvard Law School.

      He started his career in Boston and after several years he became counsel for an international group that controlled the Brazil Railway Company and other Brazilian operations, with headquarters in Paris.

      During World War I, he was active with the Rockefeller War Relief and the American Red Cross in England and France.

      Following the end of the war, he became London representative of the American International Corporation and later became European partner of Blair & Co., New York investment brokers.

      In World War II, he was a member of the Navy Price Adjustment Board in Washington. He later became a consultant for the Export-Import Bank in Washington and served as special representative of the president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

      He is survived By his wife, Margaret (Winthrop); a son, John W of Ipswich; nine other children, all living in Europe; a brother, F. Murray of Boston: two sisters, Ethel A. and Mrs. Austin Potter, both of Boston.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jan 2023.
      Memorial ID 169415646
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169415646

      Francis Murray Forbes

      Birth
      31 Aug 1874
      Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
      Death
      24 Nov 1961 (aged 87)
      Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Milton Cemetery
      Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Jan 2023.
      Memorial ID 169416055
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169416055

      Marjorie Cochrane Forbes

      Birth
      24 Oct 1878
      Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
      Death
      7 May 1964 (aged 85)
      Norfolk, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Milton Cemetery
      Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith


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