The Indianapolis Star
Shelbyville---- Word has been received here that
Frank Forster, 60 years
old, a former furniture manufacturer in this city, died at a sanitarium in
Atlanta, Ga., where he was being treated for a nervous breakdown. The
funeral will be held at the home of Mr. Forster in Rome, Ga., and burial
will be made there. Mr. Forster was a member of the firm of Conrey-Forster
Furniture Company here for many years, but left this city ten years ago for
Rome, Ga., to engage in the business there. He is survived by the widow,
Mrs. Elena Harrell Forster, one daughter, Miss Ursula
Forster, one brother, Charles Forster, all of Rome.
September 25, 1923
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
The Shelbyville Republican
Frank Forster, age about sixty-four years, furniture manufacturer, of
Rome, Georgia, formerly a resident of Shelbyville, died Sunday morning at eleven
o’clock, at his home in Rome, according to a message received by his
sister-in-law, Mrs. Maria Harrell, of West Hendricks street.
Monday, September 24, 1923
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FRANK FORSTER DIED YESTERDAY
Former Shelbyville Resident Passed Away
At His Home in Rome,
WAS ILL SEVERAL WEEKS
His death followed an illness resulting from a nervous prostration, and for
the last several weeks his condition had been critical. Mr. Forster had visited
here during the summer.
He had been employed in Shelbyville furniture factories for a number of
years, and was thoroughly acquainted with the manufacturing business. Leaving
here about ten years ago for Rome, he became interested in one of the furniture
He leaves his widow; one daughter, Miss Ercie Forster, at Rome; two
sons, Russell and Clyde Forster, both of Rome; one sister, Mrs. Carrie
McIntyre, of Cleveland; and one brother, Charles Forster, of Rome.
Funeral services will be held at Rome.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Shelby County Marriage Records
Frank Forster & Elena Harrell
March 31, 1880
Book 11 page 429