William Montgomery Forrest

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William Montgomery Forrest

Birthplace: De Soto, MS, USA
Death: Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Cause of death: Stroke
Place of Burial: Memphis, Shelby , Tn., USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest (CSA) and Mary Ann Forrest
Husband of Jane Taylor Forrest
Father of Mary E Bradley; Nathan Bedford Forrest II; James Cook Forrest and William Montogmery Forrest, Jr
Brother of Frances Ann Forrest

Managed by: Kathleen Huckaby Yett
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About William Montgomery Forrest

Passing of William Montgomery Forrest

It has been said that he went to a play in Memphis about his father General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The actor portraying his his father was such a great likeness that he had a stroke and died.

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William Montgomery Forrest's Timeline

September 28, 1846
De Soto, MS, USA
August 12, 1869
Age 22
Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States
August 1871
Age 24
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Age 25
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Age 28
February 7, 1908
Age 61
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Memphis, Shelby , Tn., USA