Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Forrest (1846-1939)
He was married twice, first in 1873 to Catherine Tait (1850-1880). After her death, he married Jean Hastings Fraser (1860-1954). He had several children including Samuel Henry Forrest, Isabella Forrest (1876-1949), Mary Christina Forrest (1877-1960), Janet Forrest (1878-1880), Marion Smith Forrest (1890-1985), George Stewart Forrest (1892-1978), Bessie Irene Forrest (1894-1976), Grace Marguerite Forrest (1897-1974), Thomas Fraser Forrest (1900-1984), Jean Hastings Forrest (1901-1992), and Charles Alexander Forrest (1903-1998). He was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church for many years.
He died at home on 19 April 1939 and was buried in the Archibald Cemetery.
Birth registrations [George Stewart Forrest, Bessie Irene Forrest, Grace Marguerit Forrest, Thomas Fraser Forrest, Charles Alexand Forrest], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Birthdays,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1939.
Death registration [Samuel Forrest], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Fraser Forrest for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 April 2023