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George Alexander Forbes
Male 1897 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  2 Jan 1897  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Private 
    Elected Office  1930  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Name  Alex. Forbes 
    Residence  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-83572 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Buried  New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I83572  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Mayor George Duthie Forbes,   b. 30 Oct 1861, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Amy V. Ellis,   b. 24 May 1870, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F21752  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • After the death of his father George Duthie Forbes he became director of a number of companies in which his father had an interest including Simplicity Products where he was active until 1970. He was active in the community and during WWII worked with the Hespeler Patriotic Society. A life member of the Waterloo Historical Society, he is best remembered for his conservation work involving migrating water fowl. He created the Forbes Sanctuary by excavating three depression connected to a stream. He developed a nesting box for the endangered wood ducks and was in part responsible to the saving the Wood Duck from extinction.1a

      1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 24.

    2. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 8.

    3. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Jan 1897 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1930 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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