Born in Liberty, NE on Nov. 21, 1889. Martha Thompson married John F. Forward and settled in San Diego in 1917. Her husband was mayor of San Diego during 1931-34. Mrs. Forward maintained a home and studio at 525 Spruce Street until her death on Feb. 7, 1970. Exh: Calif.-Pacific Int'l Expo (San Diego), 1935; LA Co. Fair, 1936.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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