photo credits: An Illustrated Souvenir of Smethport Pennsylvania, ©1895
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He Married the Boss' Daughter! John Forrest, attorney at law, Smethport, was born in Brooklyn, NY, February 8, 1851, a son of John and Ann (Wright) Forrest, natives of Scotland, who came to Brooklyn, NY, in 1845. They reared a family of six children, John being the eldest son. He received a practical business education in the schools of Brooklyn, and when sixteen years of age entered the law office of Edwin C. Delevan, where he remained until 1868. He then went to Fall Brook, Penn., where he was employed as clerk in the office of the county, as paymaster for the Buffalo Coal Company; after remaining there about one year he went to Buffalo, NY, as book-keeper for the same company. In January, 1877, he came to Smethport, McKean county, and entered the law and land office of Bryon Delano Hamlin. Mr. Forrest married in August, 1878, Miss Mary, daughter of Byron Delano and Harriet (Holmes) Hamlin, and to them have been born two children: Helen and Ruth. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest are members of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Forrest has always been a Democrat in politics.
Mrs. Mary Forrest
Succumbed to Illness Saturday
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