Justus Miles Forman (1875 - 1915)

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Birthplace: Le Roy, Genesee, New York, United States
Death: Died in Irish Channel
Managed by: Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek (C)
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Justus Miles Forman

  • RMS Lusitania victim

His only play, The Hyphen, appeared in 1915 but did not receive the success Forman expected. The Hyphen was a topical drama about "German-Americans" and "Irish-Americans" whose patriotism and fidelity to the United States is questioned due to events in Europe during World War I. Forman hoped that the drama would do better business in a production in London and decided to book a first-class passage aboard the RMS Lusitania. Days before he was to board the liner, however, he received a mysterious phone call from a man with a thick German accent who warned him not to board the Lusitania[citation needed]. Forman ignored the phone call and embarked on the Lusitania on May 1, 1915. The Lusitania was torpedoed on May 7, 1915, and Forman was among the 1,198 passengers who perished in the sinking. His body was never recovered.

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November 1, 1875
Le Roy, Genesee, New York, United States
May 7, 1915
Age 39
Irish Channel