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The Rose Orphanage


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I have a fond interest in this orphanage along with the Glenn Orphan's Home in Terre Haute because my my grandfather's young children resided there when he lost his wife, Maude Ellen Maynard, during childbirth in 1917.  You can see by the first two photographs that my family is standing in front of the same fountain.

My grandfather actually met my grandmother, (his second wife whose name was Eloise and is standing on the far right), at the orphanage.  She, along with her two sisters, were orphans at the home.  

The following gives a good amount history of Rose Orphan's Home.  I would like to start by presenting three brief audio files, (about 3 minutes each).  I hope you enjoy them!  
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3



History of the Rose Orphans Home....

The United States has a history of inadequate and sometimes shameful care of orphaned, neglected or abandoned children. Continuing today, there is a struggle to find a better way to care for children who have been short-changed

Read more: The Rose Orphanage

History of the Forsyth Clan

Forsyth Clan History

This ancient Scottish name may have been derived from a Gaelic first name "Fearsithe" which means "man (or place) of peace". But there is also a legend that it originated from "Forsach" a Norseman who settled in Aquitaine in France and thence as the Viscomte de Fronsoc to the English court and lands in Northumberland and then into the Borders of Scotland and Edinburgh. In current usage, the name "Forsyth" in Scotland has the stress on the second syllable.

Osbert, son of Robert de Forsyth was granted land in Sauchie from King Robert the Bruce on 1306 and after giving a good account of himself at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, he received confirmation of his land-holding under the royal seal. Osbert's son became the king's "macer" and constable of Stirling Castle in 1368 and the family became established in the town and held many civic posts over the generations. Read more: History of the Forsyth Clan


Creating a Masterpiece On the Prairie

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Golf Club History

Creating a Masterpiece On the Prairie

What was intended to be a three-hole golf course on a section of a family farm has grown into one of the most talked-about and celebrated new private golf courses in the United States Canyata Golf Club.

Just outside the quintessential American farm town of Marshall, Ill., Canyata (pronounced can-YAY-tuh) is a 7,200-yard stunner molded from of the rugged and rolling farmland of east central Illinois by golf course architect Michael Benkusky.  Named the No. 2 Best New Private Course in the United States in 2005 by Golf Digest magazine (January 2006 issue), Canyata begins its second full season of play in summer 2006.

Membership at Canyata Golf Club is restricted only to those invited to join by owner Gerald Forsythe.

Originally Mr. Forsythe wanted to build only three golf holes (a par 3, par 4 and par 5) designed for the recreational use of his family and friends.  But it didn't take long for him and course architect Benkusky (who worked as the lead project designer for Bob Lohmann) to see that this lush farmland was hiding a gem of a golf course.  A spectacular nine-hole course opened in fall 2001, with the additional nine completed in fall 2004.

Read more: Creating a Masterpiece On the Prairie

Forsythe Cemetary

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forsythe cemetery entrance

The Forsythe family of Clark County, Illinois are all descended from William
Bradford Forsythe.



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