May 14, 1865 Southsea Portsmouth Unitary Authority Hampshire, England
Aug. 9, 1943 Fairfield Solano County California, USA
Born in Bikenhead, England. Father was Robert Forde born in Ireland. Father died at age 33 (16 Mar 1875). Mother was Mary Ann Simpson Forde. She died in North Dana, Massachusetts (12 Apr 1916). Mother could not support Robert and 4 other brothers & sisters and turned all of the children over to the Liverpool Sheletering Home. All arrived at the Knowlton Distributing Home in Knowlton, Quebec. Records indicate Robert returned to England and was listed as a fisherman in the 1881 UK Census. Robert returned to the US and was naturalized on 02 Nov 1888. It is unknown if he served in the Royal Navy. His occupation was listed as Ships Rigger.