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Hiram Forbes (1828 - 1906)

Hiram Forbes
Born in New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 1 May 1874 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 78 in Bancroft, Cuming, Nebraska, United Statesmap
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Hiram "Hi" Forbes was born 2 August 1828 in New York. He married Laura Ladocia "Docia" Ingalls on 1 May 1874. He died 18 November 1906 in Bancroft, Nebraska.

  • Just a note that there are 2 other Hiram Forbes, but different parents. one was born 2 August 1829 in New York and died 1892 in Michigan. The other was born 17 May 1928 died 18 Sep 1870 in Indiana.*


Find A Grave: Memorial #88982226

  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2017), Hiram Forbes, Township 93 and 94 Range 55, Yankton, Dakota Territory, United States; citing enumeration district ED 107, sheet 481B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0115; FHL microfilm 1,254,115.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 March 2018), Hiram Forbes, Precincts 1, 4 & 11, Cedar, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 33, sheet 10A, family 179, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,919.
  • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Hiram Forbes, 1906; Burial, Bancroft, Cuming, Nebraska, United States of America, Bancroft Cemetery; citing record ID 88982226, Find a Grave,
  • Fact: Residence (1880) Yankton, Dakota Territory, United States
  • Fact: Residence (1900) ED 33 Precincts 1, 4 & 11, Cedar, Nebraska, United States
  • Fact: Burial (20 November 1906) Bancroft Cemetery, Bancroft, Cuming, Nebraska, United States
  • Fact: Hiram Forbes, a trader and as she later learned, a confirmed alcoholic. He had been born in Scotland, August 18, 1828, and had come to America with his father, a minister who settled in Kansas. Hiram had a brother, Robert, and a sister named Daisy. He had red hair and blue eyes, was of medium build and weight. Docia and Hiram were married May 1, 1874, and began a long life of traveling; the midwestern plains in a covered wagon.


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