|Sarah Sophronia (Snow) and George James Forsyth|
My father's paternal Grandfather,
George James Forsyth,
died on 6 February 1927 in Bountiful, Utah.
His wife, Sarah Sophronia Snow,
would die just one month later.
They were married for 57 years.
They are buried together in Salt Lake City, Utah.
|Forsyth plot looking North East.|
Special thanks to Monica Snarr
for generously sharing her photos.
|taken by Monica Snarr for 'Find A Grave'|
"We attended Father's funeral in Bountiful on February 11th. I left to return home the next morning. Mother was very low with cancer and said she would soon follow father. All seven of their [living] children were there for Father's funeral. We had a good visit with Mother and she said not to come back for her funeral as it would not be long till she would go." **
|Interment Book showing Forsyths|
buried in Salt Lake City, Utah cemetery
We also photographed some of the pages of the huge books showing the blocks, lots and ownership records.
When we found the record for George James Forsyth we noticed his mother is also buried in the same lot, in a nearby plot.
|Photo taken by Monica Snarr|
Headstone of Isabella Donald Forsyth,
mother of George James Forsyth.
A granddaughter with a keen sense of family history, Ruth Horne (daughter of Neil Snow Forsyth), visited the plot with us and identified the nearby broken and eroded red sandstone marker as Isabelle's grave stone.
|photo by Monica Snarr|
Family had her name and the name of one of her daughter's, Sevela D Forsyth, engraved on the back of the newer marker. We really appreciate Monica Snarr posting such pictures on 'Find A Grave' for us all to share.
|Photo by Monica Snarr. (Chestnut/Behunin)|
Forsyth lot looking south across plots
shows monuments in context.
Gravestone for Thomas W. Forsyth
on left is a son to George and Sarah Forsyth.
The red sandstone marker near centre of photo
is for the mother of George James Forsyth,
Isabella Forsyth nee Donald.
The death certificate for George shows he had been 'attended' by a doctor for about a month before he died. Journals tell of the tender and loving care he received from his family.
I met some of his descendants at a Forsyth Reunion in Welling, Alberta, Canada in 1987. Some of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and even their children attended. How many of these cousins can you identify?
Members of this family wrote personal journals and kept family histories. Many, many records are available to document my great grandfather's life. I am just beginning a quest to learn about him and his family. Reading them and collating the data in them will take a bit of time.
I am willing to share the information our family has.
What about you?
Did you know the Forsyth's or the Snow's?
Do you know of records I might read and research or copy?
**Neil Snow Forsyth History
Chapter 5 - 1919 to 1940 page 6 compiled 1996 by daughter, Ruth Horne (Robert)