John Forsyth Wickes

Male 1876 - 1964  (88 years)


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  • Name John Forsyth Wickes 
    Born 26 Oct 1876  New York City, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  Manhattan Ward 21, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 900959C9F4AA5F409419A0C96D241D722E16 
    Died Dec 1964  New York City, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I42591  Scudder
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2011 

    Father Edward Allen Wickes,   b. 10 Apr 1843, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Williams Forsyth,   b. Sep 1849, Newburgh, Orange, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Oct 1871 
    _UID 0456674524FC5442AD18EA90C03E4B04483B 
    Family ID F15213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marian Arnot Haven,   b. 9 Feb 1880, New York City, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Apr 1905  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 2AC4B4B139D05943A8CE09BE436861BAFBF0 
    Children 
     1. Monanie Fannie Wickes,   b. 3 Feb 1906, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marian Forsyth Wickes,   b. 1 Oct 1906, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1965, New York City, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Katherine Wickes
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F26950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Forsyth was educated at St. Mark's School, Southboro, Massachusetts; Yale University, 1898; Columbia Law School, 1900. He was the manager of the office of Masten and Nichols, 49 Wall Street, New York. When Forsyth, a retired lawyer, died in 1964 at the age of 88, his heirs gave the $4,000,000 collection of his antiques to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

      Forsyth was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Major Wickes, US Army, showed rare ability in the preliminary organization of the American Liaison Service and wide comprehension of the importance of forward interallied liaison. While attached to French divisions in liaison with the 1st American Division, he performed exacting duties of a delicate nature with energy and tact, achieving signal success. He aided materially in the maintenance of cordial relations between the French and American military authorities, his service being continuously marked by ability, sound judgment, and devotion to duty.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1292] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, General Records of the Department of State, (database on line, National Archives Microfilm Publication M1372), ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #1259, 16 Jun 1920.

    2. [S1090] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration, (database online), SSN: 086-28-2363.