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Mary M Gilmer Forbis
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1851
Death: Sep. 5, 1940

Daughter of Sarah Ann Downerd

Mary Martha Gilmer was born Sept 5, 1851 at Antrim, Ohio and departed this life Sept 5, 1940 at the age of 89 years. When she was 16 years old she joined the Presbyterian Church at Bloomington, Ill, and continued a faithful follower of her master through the years.

On Sept 3, 186X she was married to John D. Forbis in Bloomington, Ill., where they established their home. To this union were born 3 children, Marry Etta, who died at the age of 2 years, Emma G. and Benjamin. In 1902 they moved to Drummond, Okla. Here they lived until 1915 when they moved to Pawnee, Okla. Her husband John Forbis died March 18, 1925. After a few years she moved back to Drummond and made her home with her daughter until her death. Those surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S.T. Allen, Drummond, Okla., a son, B. F. Forbis, Pawnee, Okla., a sister, Mrs. Freeburg, Lahoma, a sister, Margaret Bethel, Barnsville, Ohio, 6 grandchildren, L.C. Forbis of Medford, Elsie Porter of Ponca City, Bradford Forbis of Ponca City, Marabel Schatz of Blackwell, Richard and Eldon Forbis of Pawnee, Okla. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church in Pawnee on Saturday Sept. 7th at 2 P.M. and interment was made at the Highland Cemetery, Pawnee. Her 4 grandsons and 2 grand

Family links: 
  James Gilmer (1820 - 1868)
  Sarah A Downerd Gilmer (1820 - 1883)
  John Forbis (1853 - 1925)
  Emma Gilmer Forbis Allen (1873 - 1948)*
  Benjamin Franklin Forbis (1876 - 1953)*
  Daniel Gilmer (1841 - 1854)*
  Elizabeth J Gilmer Bell (1842 - 1902)*
  Cordelia Gilmer Mills (1848 - 1931)*
  Mary M Gilmer Forbis (1851 - 1940)
  John Gilmer (1851 - 1934)*
  Sarah Gilmer Bethel (1854 - 1926)*
  Emmaline Nancy Gilmer Freeburg (1858 - 1947)*
  Margaret Gilmer Bethel (1861 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Gate 1-2 South Section
Created by: PAPA Ross
Record added: Mar 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25647994
Mary M <i>Gilmer</i> Forbis
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Mary M <i>Gilmer</i> Forbis
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Mary M <i>Gilmer</i> Forbis
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