Forbes, Alex

Plot Location4C9
Given Name(s)Alex (Alexander Rodger)
Place of BirthGreenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Date of Birth (Eng)January 9, 1886
Date of Birth (Heb)3 Shevat 5646
Date of Death (Eng)March 13, 1933
Date of Death (Heb)13 Adar 5693
Age at Death47
Hebrew Nameאברהם
Spouse’s NameClara Thelma Goldenberg Forbes (4C8)
Father’s NameJames Forbes
Mother’s NameHannah McLean Rodger
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusM
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Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
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Other Family DataSiblings: Samuel Forbes (b. 1881), John Rodger Forbes (b. 1882) and Maria Forbes (b. 1883)
Inscription (Eng)IN LOVING MEMORY
BORN 9TH JAN 1886. DIED 13TH MARCH 1933.
Inscription (Heb)מצבת קבורת המ״ אברהם פורביז נ״ע נולד יום שלישי לחודש שבט שנת התרמו ונלב״ע יום שלושה עשר לחודש אדר שנת התר״צג תנ״צבה
Inscription (Other)“153” on front
HistoricalThe Chevra Kadisha has him listed as Roth Alexander Faber. He may have been a convert.

Relative Peter Clark wrote on 24 March 2018:
“James was a sugar boiler in Greenock and Hannah, his wife, was the daughter of a cooper who also worked at the sugar refinery in Greenock. Hannah’s brother, Alexander Rodger, arrived in Hong Kong in 1879 and worked at the China Sugar Refinery and later became manager of the company and retired to Scotland in 1915. Alexander Rodger Forbes arrived in Hong Kong around 1905 and is recorded in the 1909 Jurors’ List as a Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery. Alexander’s brother John Rodger Forbes also travelled to Hong Kong around the same time and is recorded in the 1906 Jurors List also as a Sugar Boiler at the China Sugar Refinery. The China Sugar Refinery really became quite a family affair.”

In the 1891 census, he and his family lived at 75 Holmscroft Street, Greenock.

He was employed by A. S. Watson & Co. at the time of his death. His obituary says he was 52.

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