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Captain Mark Forward's home, Carbonear
Captain Mark Forward's home, Carbonear
TitleCaptain Mark Forward's home, Carbonear
SubjectsDwellings--Newfoundland and Labrador--Carbonear.
Physical Description1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 8 cm
CollectorsRorke family
Location No.PF-314.01.191
Biography / Administrative HistoryCapt. Mark William Forward (1816-1887), son of George and Susanna (Taylor) Forward of Carbonear, was born at Carbonear on 6 June 1816. He married Mary Bemister, daughter of William Willis Bemister, on 6 June 1844 in Carbonear. They had 8 children together, including Ernest Edward Forward, Anne Charlotte ''Annie'' (Forward) Boone, John ''Jack'' Bemister Forward and Georgina Eliza ''George'' (Forward) Samways. Mark was captain of the vessel ''William''. He died in Carbonear on 12 January 1887.
Scope and contentCaptain Mark Forward's home, known as the ''Synagogue'' to people in Carbonear, with a large tree and white picket fence in the front.
DonorMr. and Mrs. J.E. Rorke, 1998
CollectionRorke Family fonds
NotesNote on the back of the photograph reads, ''Captain Mark Forward's home, our grandfather, where my father [Ernest Edward Forward] and your father were born, and where we were also born, Ernestine, Hilda, & me (Kathleen).''
Resource TypePhotograph
TypeStill Image
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