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Location: Maries County OK

Biography of Simeon S. Forrest

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Simeon S. Forrest, one of the reliable citizens of Tahlequah, is the incumbent of the office of County assessor of Cherokee County. He is a native of Missouri, in which state he was born on the 21st of November, 1874, at Vienna, Maries County. His parents were William and Mary J. Forrest, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of North Carolina. They both went to Missouri with their parents at an early age and in that state their marriage took place. For some time the father followed farming in Maries County but he removed to Ozark County in 1877, where he followed agricultural pursuits, achieving more than substantial success. In the acquirement of an education Simeon S. Forrest attended the public schools of Ozark County and various private academies. Upon putting his textbooks aside he engaged in teaching and for two years taught in the schools of Ozark County. In 1906 he re-moved to Wagoner, Indian Territory, and until 1910 was engaged as a teacher in the government schools. In that year, however, he came to Tahlequah and was a teacher in the public schools here until he was elected to the office of County Assessor of Cherokee County, entering upon the duties of that office in 1921. As a public official he...

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