Russell Orr Forsythe Pee Wee, 19051997 (aged 91 years)

Russell Orr Forsythe Pee Wee
birth name
Given names
Russell Orr
Pee Wee
Family with parents
Marriage: September 7, 1881USA, IL, Clark,
25 years
Russell Forsythe Family 1962
Birth: December 15, 1905 44 43Oliver, Clark, IL, USA
Death: February 2, 1997Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
-17 years
elder brother
Ernest Forsythe
Birth: July 18, 1889 28 27Clark, Illinois, USA
Death: August 25, 1979Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States of America
10 years
elder sister
Martha A. Forsythe - grave marker
Birth: June 20, 1899 38 37Clark, Illinois, United States of America
Death: December 21, 1906
-15 years
elder brother
elder brother
-19 years
elder sister
Opal Forsythe Henderson Obit. 1962
Birth: November 1, 1882 21 20USA, IL, Clark,
Death: October 27, 1962Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
4 years
elder sister
Image of Harriett Forsythe family
Birth: March 11, 1887 25 25Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States
Death: July 30, 1968Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States
5 years
elder sister
"Mettie" Forsythe Parrish
Birth: September 27, 1891 30 29Clark, Illinois, USA
Death: Paris, Edgar County, Illinois
2 years
elder sibling
Ethel Forsythe Wright - obit
Birth: December 2, 1893 32 31Clark County, Illinois, USA
Death: January 15, 1966Marion, Indiana, USA
15 months
elder sister
Elva Marguerite Forsythe/elva marguerite forsythe.jpg
Birth: February 28, 1895 33 33Clark, Illinois, United States of America
Death: November 24, 1981Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States of America
Family with Oral Graham
Russell Forsythe Family 1962
Birth: December 15, 1905 44 43Oliver, Clark, IL, USA
Death: February 2, 1997Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA

According to the marriage certificate of Russell and Oral, November 1928:

Russell was a farmer residing in Oliver, IL. His father, T.G. Forsythe, (Thomas Goodman), also resides in Oliver, IL and is a farmer.

His mother, Margaret Laufman, resides in Oliver, IL and is a homemaker.

The certificate stated this is his first marriage.


Was living in Dennison in 1937 according to his father's obit. (Source S22)


Terre Haute Star (IN) Tribune, page 2, Monday, February 3, 1997 Russell O. “Pee Wee” Forsythe Libertyville – Russell O. “Pee Wee” Forsythe, 91, of Libertyville died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Meadows Manor North Nursing Home in Terre Haute. He was a carpenter out of carpenter’s local 133. He was born Dec. 15, 1905 in Edgar County, Ill., to Thomas Goodman Forsythe and Margaret Laufman Forsythe. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, oral Lillian Graham Forsythe, whom he married Nov. 24, 192, in Terre haute; five daughters, Janet Kirsch of Paris, Ill., Jo Anna Crable of Salina, Kan., Arnib Caples of Pensacola, Fla., Ida rose Armstrong of Anderson, and Nancy Wilson of New Goshen; three sons, Jack Forsythe of Terre haute, Wayne Forsythe of New Goshen and Donald E. Forsythe of Clinton; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, five sisters and two grandchildren. He was a member of church of Christ. Services are 2 p.m. CST Wednesday in Stewart & Carroll Funeral Home. Burial is in Little Grove cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family suggests that, if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

NoteScanned Contribution: Linda Seed
Citation details:

News article of the passing of Goodman Forsythe

SourceMarriage Certificate for Russell & Oral