Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Forrest (1846-1939)
Born at Renfrew, Ontario on 12 April 1846, he came to Manitoba in 1870 as a member of the Wolseley Expedition. He returned to Renfrew and came finally to Manitoba in 1879 to homestead near Manitou.
He was married twice, first in 1873 to Catherine Tait (1850-1880). After her death, he married Jean Hastings Fraser (1860-1954). He had several children including Samuel Henry Forrest, Isabella Forrest (1876-1949), Mary Christina Forrest (1877-1960), Janet Forrest (1878-1880), Marion Smith Forrest (1890-1985), George Stewart Forrest (1892-1978), Bessie Irene Forrest (1894-1976), Grace Marguerite Forrest (1897-1974), Thomas Fraser Forrest (1900-1984), Jean Hastings Forrest (1901-1992), and Charles Alexander Forrest (1903-1998). He was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church for many years.
He died at home on 19 April 1939 and was buried in the Archibald Cemetery.
Birth registrations [George Stewart Forrest, Bessie Irene Forrest, Grace Marguerit Forrest, Thomas Fraser Forrest, Charles Alexand Forrest], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Birthdays,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1939.
Death registration [Samuel Forrest], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Fraser Forrest for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 April 2023