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 Daniel J. Forbush

Daniel J. Forbush

Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Aug 1905 (aged 77)
Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 30319556 · View Source
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Daniel J. Forbush was born on March 21, 1828, in Massachusetts, the son of Luther and Serena (Masters) Forbush, both of Massachusetts. Daniel died at age 77 on August 16, 1905, in Barron, Wisconsin. He is buried next to his wife, Louisa, in Wayside Cemetery in Barron. He was a carpenter.

Daniel married Helen Louisa Covell on May 23, 1847, at the village of Frewsburg, Chautauqua County, New York. They had one child, daughter Serena Eliza Forbush. Daniel and his wife lived in Carroll, Chautauqua County, New York, where he was a farmer at least through 1880. The family moved to Barron County, Wisconsin, in the 1880's.

Daniel's wife, Helen Louisa Covell, was born on March 7, 1830, in Carroll, Chautauqua County, New York, the daughter of John and Serena (Rice) Covell. She used the name Louisa throughout her life. She died at age 60 on May 21, 1890, in the village of Cameron, Barron County, Wisconsin. She is buried in Wayside Cemetery in the city of Barron, Wisconsin.

Daniel and Louisa grew up together. In 1829, when Daniel was one year-old, and when Louisa would be born the following year, the John Covell and Luther Forbush families lived on Lot 42 in Township 1, Range 10, i.e., the Town of Carroll. A Lot is 360 acres, but Lot 42 was larger to account for the terrain, but nevertheless, the two families were close together.

Notes: The grave marker says age at death was 77 Yrs., 4 Mos., 14 Ds. The Certificate of Death says 77 Yrs., 4 Mos., 16 Ds. Daniel's date of birth is calculated from the date of death and age at death on the Certificate of Death. Daniel's parents' names above are from his Certificate of Death. The informant is not named, but almost certainly it was his daughter who was living in Barron at the time.

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D. Forbush
Died Aug. 16, 1905
Age 77 Yrs. 4 Ms. 14 Ds.

The above is inscribed on the Forbush monument above his wife's inscription. A headstone is inscribed "Daniel."

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel J. Forbush (21 Mar 1828–16 Aug 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30319556, citing Wayside Cemetery, Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by James C. Barton (contributor 46874889) .