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Forth:Indiana/Missouri/Oregon Connection
Posted by: Mike Forth Date: June 10, 2001 at 19:11:33
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As one of my G.grandmothers used to say, "lord Have Mercy ". This has been a most difficult line to trace .My other lines have been easy by comparison ! I'm looking for anyone who can help or confirm the following information .I will start with this :I am not of Forth blood . My Grandfather was adopted into this family .Although I'm not of Forth blood , my Grandfather was raised a Forth as were his decendants .So hopefully you understand why I feel this line to be as much my heritage as my actual bloodlines . The following is the sum of six months spare time work .Here it is from myself going back . Michael Dean Forth . B .5-19-59 , Pendleton ,Umatilla Co. Oregon . My Father: Robert Dean Forth , B .2-5-1937 ,McKay Creek, Pendleton , Umatilla Co. ,Oregon . My Grandfather: Dean Robert Forth , B .4-1-1915 , Pine Creek , Umatilla Co. Oregon. Abandoned by his biological father , Willard Kinney ,in Pendleton , Oregon .Eventually adopted by Henry Robert Forth , B.5-28-1880 , McFall, Harrison Co. Missouri , D ,early 1950's ,and Jessie Adell (Jones) Forth ,B. 9-2-1884 ,New Lisbon , Juneau Co.Wisconsin ,D.Sept. 1958 , Pendleton , Oregon . As near as I can tell Henry's parents were as follows: John Forth, B.7-5-1859 somewhere Indiana .Married Martha Ann Lear in March 1875 in McFall,Harrison Co. Missouri. No birthdate or place or other info. on Martha . Besides Henry , they had the following children : Jessie Murteal Forth , B.10-2-1877 , Harrison Co. Missouri .( Henry was next) Mary Bell Forth ,B.10-28-1883 , McFall , Harrison Co. Missouri . Dora or Nora Forth , B.2-20-1885 ,McFall,Harrison Co. Missouri . George Alvin Forth , B.11-13-1891 , McFall, Harrison Co. Missouri . George and Henry eventually made it to Oregon . I'm not sure of the sisters . John Forth's parents were :Abraham Forth , B.1-8-1839 , somewhere Indiana . Married Mary Ann Bullard 6-11-1858 , Indiana . Abraham's parents were: John Forth and Barbara Slover .No origin or history on them. My grandpa Dean was the only chld of Henry and Jessie . George Alvin Forth eventually married a Esther Ellen Johnson and had three children: Evelyne Marguite Forth , B.11-1-1915 , Weston , Umatilla Co. Oregon . Virgil Eugene Forth , B.4-8-1918 , D.3-26-2000 , Portland , Oregon . George Forth , no info. Virgil eventually married a Martha Moilanen . She died of cancer .They had two sons . Gary Duane Forth , B.10-12-1945 , Claskanie , Columbia Co. Oregon .D.10-28-1997, Hermiston Oregon . Glenn Douglas Forth , B.6-18-1949 ,Longview , Cowlitz Co. Washington . Other family that made it to Oregon , but don't know the connection: Georgia Forth , B.9-10-1892 ,Oklahoma .Her parent were , David Forth and Della White ,no other information known . Georgia eventually married Albert Simon Reimann , 12-31-1910 here in Pendleton Oregon . If anyone recognizes any of this line and can help with any more information , I would very much like to hear from you . I can be reached at branchedout@webtv.net .I'm online nearly every night after 6:00 pm pacific time . Thanks in advance for any help . Mike Forth.


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