File 73 - Notes belonging to Millicent Lyall Forbes.

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Notes belonging to Millicent Lyall Forbes.

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SCA388-GA453-5-73

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  • August 16, 1965 (Creation)
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    Forbes, George Alexander
  • 1876-1972 (Creation)
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    Forbes, Millicent Lyall

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(1899-1973)

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Millicent “Millie” Lyall Buck was born on November 22, 1899 in Brantford, Ontario to George Philip Buck (September 5, 1864-September 21, 1925) and Mary Evelyn "Effie" Agnew (June 23, 1868-September 17, 1941).

George Buck and Mary Agnew were married on June 19, 1890.

Millicent was raised alongside her sisters Phyllis “Fiddy” Agnew Buck (1897-1959), Kathleen Isabelle Cockshutt (April 26, 1895-1961), Evelyn Alice Foster Ferguson (1893-1979), Florence "Flore" or "Tiny" Mary Louise Middleton (August 2, 1902-April 22, 1983), and Isabelle “Diddy” Alexandra Burt (1901-1980).

Millicent attended St. Hilda’s College in Toronto, Ontario between 1918 and 1920.

On January 19, 1922 Millicent married George Alexander Forbes. Millicent and George had twin daughters named Millicent Elizabeth “Betty” Forbes and Margaret “Peg” Isabel Forbes. The twins were born on July 10, 1924.

Millicent died on September 7, 1973 and was buried in New Hope Cemetery in Cambridge, Ontario.

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(1924-2013)

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Millicent Elizabeth "Betty" Forbes was born in Hespeler, Ontario on July 10, 1924 alongside her twin sister, Peg, to parents Millicent Lyall and George Alexander Forbes. Betty grew up at the Forbes family estate, Hillhead, in Hespeler and attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto.

Betty later attended the School for Nurses at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for between 1943 and 1946. In 1946, Betty graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with a scholarship in Child Psychology from the University of Toronto. Betty nursed in Vancouver before returning to Sick Kids to repay the scholarship. Betty was second in command of the country branch at Thistletown and then at K.W. Hospital.

Betty married William "Bill" Douglas Land on May 29, 1954. The couple had three children: Jennifer, Janet, and Thomas.

Betty passed away on June 30, 2013 at the age of 88 and was buried in New Hope Cemetery in Cambridge, Ontario.

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(1897-1986)

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George Alexander "Alex" Forbes was born on January 2, 1897 in Hespeler, Ontario to parents Amy Victoria Ellis (1868-1941) and George Duthie Forbes (1860-1934).

Forbes' father, George Duthie Forbes, was elected the mayor of Hespeler in 1901.

During the First World War, George Alexander Forbes was drafted into the 1st Depot Battalion of the Western Ontario Regiment on April 26, 1918 in London, Ontario. He then transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.

On January 19, 1922 George Alexander Forbes married Millicent Lyall Buck. Millicent and George had twin daughters, Millicent Elizabeth "Betty" and Margaret "Peg" Isabel, on July 10, 1924.

George was elected as a councilor of Hespeler in 1930.

After the death of his father, George Duthie Forbes, George Alexander Forbes became the director of a number of companies his father owned interest in.

George Alexander died in 1986 and was buried in New Hope Cemetery in Cambridge, Ontario.

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Notes, press clippings, letters, receipts, and postcards created and accumulated by Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes.

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Donated by Janet Land in 2019.

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  • English

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Described by SGL December 2020.
Reviewed by NM December 2020.

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  • English

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