Dottie Marshall

Dottie Marshall is the daughter of my grand-aunt Betty Forrest (1918-1988).  Betty and my grandmother Mildred Jean Forrest Thomas (1915-2006) were sisters.  Several people I’ve talked to on the Thomas side of the family have told me Dottie is the best source for information on the Forrest family.  Today I was looking for her children “Erin” and “Colin” and finally found them both.  I had been having a hard time because it’s actually “Ayrn” and “Collin”.  Once I had their birth records and knew their birthdates, the rest was easy.  I actually found Aryn on Facebook and sent her a message.  Then I wondered if her brother might be one of her FB friends, and sure enough he was… but so was their mother Dottie!

I’ve sent her an email and am hoping to hear from her soon.  This could be a great source for Forrest family information!  As always… very exciting.

Dottie Marshall. Taken Easter Sunday, 17 Apr 1960. From the archives of Mildred Jean Forrest Thomas.



About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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