Obituary – Alexander Forbes
East Liverpool Tribune
Alexander D. Forbes, of Wellsville a prominent business man and contractor, died Saturday night (February 10, 1906) from cancer, from which he had been a sufferer for three years. The funeral will be held at 12:30 today from the residence in Eleventh street, the Rev. W. J. Hutichison officiating. Burial will be made in Yellow Creek cemetery.
Mr. Forbes was 53 years of age and was born in the Scotch Settlement near Yellow Creek church spending his early boyhood on the farm. At 17, he learned the trade of carriage painter. In 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Smith, who, with two daughters Misses Helen and Anna, his father, Daniel Forbes, and five brothers. J. S., James A., and Daniel A., of Wellsville, and Laughlin and William, at home, and Mrs. A. N. Campbell, of near Wellsville, survive.
For the past twenty-three years the deceased had been a resident of Wellsville, during which time he was actively engaged in business as a contractor and a member of the lumber firm of Forbes & Morrow. At the time of his death Mr. Forbes was vice president of the Central Building & Loan company. He was a deacon in the First Presbyterian church, and a leading member of the Protected Home Circle.