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I'm trying to find descendants of George and Ada (Robbins) FORBES.  I found that Ada lived in Charleston after the death of George (1911).

Ada (ROBBINS) FORBES was born on March 15, 1858 in Shickshinny. She died on
August 8, 1935 in Wilkes-Barre (450 Carey Ave). Mrs. Annie Buckingham of
Wilkes-Barre was the informant noted on the death certificate. I suspect
that she was Ada’s daughter. The following details are what I do know about

1.) Ada ROBBINS was in Great Bend Twp., Susquehanna, PA as shown in the 1870 Pennsylvania Census.

2.) Ada ROBBINS was a member of the M.E. Church at Shickshinny until 1876 (now United Methodist).

3.) Mrs. George W. FORBES (Ada ROBBINS) lived at 1414 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV.

4.) Ada FORBES was a member of the 1st M.E. Church of Charleston, WV until October 23, 1922.
     (presently Christ Church United Methodist Church) 

5.) Ada FORBES rejoins the Shickshinny church on December 03, 1922.

6.) Ada FORBES resides at the Home for Homeless Women until her death in 1935.

7.) She and her husband George are buried at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Shickshinny, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.

Ada was a resident at the Home for Homeless Women until her death in 1935. I found that the remaining residents and records of the home were transferred to the Heritage House after the 1972 flood.

I can get George’s death certificate if I can locate where he died.  He apparently didn't die in Luzerne County.  My ultimate goal is to find his parents.  George's father was probably the unidentified son of Amos & Lucy FORBES.  The following people share a family plot at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Shickshinny.

RELATION               NAME                    BIRTH/DEATH DATES
Husband:                      George W. FORBES                  1849-1911
Wife:                           Ada (Robbins) FORBES              1858-1935

Ada's Brother:             Clarence S. ROBBINS              1860-1929
Clarence Wife:             Ida E. (Wilkinson) ROBBINS    1863-1930

Clarence's Children:    Edna May ROBBINS                  1885-1886
                                    Carlotta B. ROBBINS                1887-1887
                                    Keith Wilkinson ROBBINS         1900-1979

Ada and Clarence's parents were M. Jacob ROBBINS and Elizabeth BLANCHARD.
M. Jacob ROBBINS was born in Shickshinny, Luzerne Co., PA.

Elizabeth BLANCHARD was born in Bloomingdale, Ross twp., Luzerne Co., PA.


I suspect that these persons are the siblings of George W. FORBES:
1 FORBES, Son b: Bet. 1820 - 1825 Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania - Based on Census data bef 1850   
. 2   FORBES, Harriet b: 1847        
. 2   FORBES, Harry b: 1848  d: September 1896 Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania      
. 2   FORBES, George W. b: 1849  d: 1911 Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Shickshinny, Luzerne, PA     
....  +ROBBINS, Ada b: March 15, 1858 Shickshinny, Luzerne, Pennsylvania m: Abt. 1876 d: August 08, 1935 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Shickshinny, Luzerne, PA    Father: M. Jacob ROBBINS Mother: Mary Elizabeth BLANCHARD

Ken Forbes
Puyallup, WA

Submitted by: (Ken Forbes)


Submitted by Ken Forbes
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