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Forest Cheney
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1864
Poland Center
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1925
Cook County
Illinois, USA

A sensation was created in the society circles of this city a couple of years ago by the marriage of Forest Cheney, the violinist, to Miss Poyzer, then a prominent belle in society here. The marriage was opposed by the young lady's parents, but she outwitted them and became the wife of the violinist. Their wedded life did not prove a happy one and a divorce followed. Mr. Cheney has again entered the matrimonial state, having married Miss Leila Blodget in San Francisco last Monday. She is the daughter of Hon. Lorin Blodget of Philadelphia, who has earned some fame as a statistician. The couple have come to Alameda to reside.

(published in The Morning Call, San Francisco, Wednesday, October 19, 1892)


Forest Cheney, Famous Inventor, Is Summoned

Forest Cheney, 62, inventor, of 416 S. Charles-st, died Thursday at the Swedish Convent hospital, Chicago, following a stroke of paralysis. The body will be accompanied to his home Saturday.

Cheney invented the Cheney talking machine and was superintendent of the Grand Rapids plant of the Cheney Phonograph Co.

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, F. Marion, all of Lima, and three sisters.

Short funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Samuel Huecker officiating. Interment will be in Jamestown, N.Y.

(published in The Lima News, Friday, December 18, 1925) 
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  Leila H. Blodget Cheney (____ - 1944)*
  F. Marion Cheney (1893 - 1962)*
  Elizabeth Hope Cheney (1895 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Obituary does not list the place of burial
Created by: Jaxxon
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
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Forest Cheney
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