Born: 1864 in Stockton, New York
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: At the time of his death, Forrest lived in Geneva, Illinois. Biography: In 1877 when Forrest was 13 his family moved to Marengo, Illinois. In the early 1880's he took a job at the Geneva weekly paper, The Patrol. He spent the rest of his life as a writer and a novelist.