Edith Walker Forbes

Inducted: 1986

EDITH WALKER FORBES (1901-1984) showed a determination in publishing—putting out the Times-Record in Gotebo by herself until she died at 83—that seldom has been equaled. Born in Fleetwood, Oklahoma, she taught in Oklahoma and the Philippines until she and her husband, Raymond Forbes, started publishing weeklies in the 1930s. For six years before her death, she did all the work on the Gotebo paper, from writing to typesetting, from running the press to folding and from addressing to mailing. She quietly gave time and money to community needs but refused interviews, even when asked by the NBC television network.