Forbes, Mrs. D. (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 13 Jun 1895, p. 2
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On Saturday, June 8 ... at seven a.m. ... Mrs. D. Forbes, mother of Wm. Forbes, J.P., passed away at the age of 75 years. The late Mrs. Forbes, widow of the late D. Forbes, and mother of Wm. Forbes and Mrs. W.H. Nelles of this place, and J.W. Forbes, of Athol, Mass., has been prominent in church and society in Grimsby for the past 33 years, and up to a week previous to her death was always hale and hearty. She was taken down Saturday evening, June 1, and died on the following Saturday, June 8, her birthday. She was born in Lockerby, Dumfrieshire, Scotland on June 8, 1820; came to Canada with her father's family in 1834, being 10 weeks in crossing, coming up the St. Lawrence on the old Durham Boats, towed up along the shore taking several weeks longer. She settled in Niagara, Ont., living there until she came to Grimsby in 1862 where she has lived ever since. ... There were present with her; her ever faithful daughter, Mrs. W.H. Nelles and Mr. Nelles; her son, William, his wife and Duncan, and Mrs. Thos. Rome. ... The bearers were; D.J. McKinnon, Thos. Rome, D. Vanduzer, I. Geddes, J.W.G. Nelles, J.H. Grout.

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Date of Publication
13 Jun 1895
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8 June 1895
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Forbes, Mrs. D. (Died)