Cleaveland Forbes


Cleaveland Forbes (San Francisco, California, United States; February 5, 1858 - San Mateo, California, United States; July 8, 1948) was an American engineer and grandson of the prominent Captain Cleaveland Alexander Forbes.


Cleaveland Forbes was the son of Andrew Bell Forbes (1824-1902), and Katherine K. Thompson (1827-1919). His paternal grandfather married Susannah Foster (1784-1865), and during the War of 1812, he sailed as a privateer from 1833 to 1836 under the Francis Depau between New York and Havre, France.

Cleveland had 4 siblings and married Daisy Mae Vrooman (1876-1966) on June 29, 1898 in Sonoma, California.


Cleaveland Forbes died on July 8, 1948 in San Mateo, California and his remains rest in the Santa Maria Catholic Cemetery in Oakland, Alameda, United States.


  • "BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch ( June 24, 2015), CLEAVELAND FORBES, died 1948; citing BillionGraves ( 2012), Burial at Saint Mary Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.
  • "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Cleaveland Forbes and Mae Baldwin Vrooms, 29 Jun 1898; citing Sonoma, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,031,227.