The  Indianapolis  Star
September 25, 1923
Page 3
          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.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 24, 1923
Page 1 column 3
Former Shelbyville Resident Passed Away
At His Home in Rome, Georgia
          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.
          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 factories there.
          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.
Shelby County Marriage Records
Frank Forster  &  Elena Harrell
March 31, 1880
Book 11   page 429
Contributed by Barb Huff

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