|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1947|
From the Daily Monitor Leader Monday 8 Sept 1947:Robert FortonArmada- Death has broken a life continuity reaching back to Macomb County of 1849. Robert Forton, native of St. Clair Shores, died on Sunday at Armada at the age of 98. He had spent his entire lifetime in Macomb County, including 25 years sailing the Great Lakes as a wheelsman. As a youth of 16, Mr. Forton was engaged on government lake survey work. Considering himself old enough to fight for the Union, he was making plans to quit lake work and enlist in the army when the Civil War ended. His death took place at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Drinkhorn, at 3631 Capac road, where he had lived for the past 11 years. He had been confined to his bed for the past year. The only other survivor is a daughter at Almont, Mrs. Wilfred Elliott. Mr. Forton's wife, the late Kate LaForge Forton, died on March 15, 1930. The deceased was the son of the late Anthony and Sarah Goderich Forton, of St. Clair Shores, natives respectively of Montreal and Paris. The remains are at the Drinkhorn residence, where prayers will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the residence with services at 10 a.m. at Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Thank you to Loretta Dunham for contributing this obituary.
~*~A special thank you for the grave stone picture to Kim Koper Davis ~*~
Catherine LaForge Forton (1862 - 1930)*
St. Clair County
Created by: Sandayheath
Record added: Jul 03, 2006
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