Lyson Muriel Forster
b. 25 February 1923, d. 2 May 2002
- Father: Otto Marquard Forster b. 24 May 1889, d. 31 December 1961
- Mother: Louise Lyson Bulgheroni b. 18 January 1896, d. 28 May 1985
- Lyson Muriel Forster was born on 25 February 1923 in Saint Louis, Missouri.
- She was known as Muriel.
- Louise Lyson Bulgheroni arrived in the Port of New York on 26 April 1926, accompanied by Lyson Muriel Forster, Elynor Forster aboard the SS Leviathan, having departed Cherbourg, France, on the 20th. Washington, DC, address 3812 Warren Street.
- Louise Lyson Bulgheroni arrived in the Port of New York on 8 July 1927, accompanied by Lyson Muriel Forster, Elynor Forster aboard the SS George Washington, having departed Cherbourg, France, on 30 June. Washington, DC, address 3812 Warren Street.
- The following appeared on 27 March 1934 in The Seattle Daily Times: To join her husband, Commander Otto M. Forster, in New York City, Mrs. Forster, daughter of Commandeur Franz Bulgheroni and the Marquise Elynor Blank de la Salette, sailed from Seattle Saturday on the Ruth Alexander for Los Angeles, to board the S. S. President Hoover for the voyage through the Panama Canal.
Mrs. Forster's father built the famous Casino at Monte Carlo, the hotels and villas of the principality and for several years was president of the colony there. Mrs. Forster, who speaks seven languages and pilots an airplane, was a schoolmate in the convent she attended in Munich, of the Empress Zita of Bourbon Parma, sister-in-law of the assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, when the empress was still a princess. Two years of her life Mrs. Forster spent in the royal castle of Nymphenburg, Munich, Bavaria.
Commander and Mrs. Forster met and were married in France, and have two daughters, Elynor and Muriel, who spent three years with their mother in the Orient and now are visiting their grandmother in St. Louis, Mo. Commander Forster has been ordered to the War College at Newport, R. I.
- Otto Marquard Forster and Louise Lyson Bulgheroni appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Seattle, King County, Washington, at 4505 East 33rd Street. Other members of the household included Lyson Muriel Forster, Elynor Forster. Also in the household were a maid and a houseboy. In 1935, the family was living in Newport, Rhode Island.
- The following appeared on 11 April 1940 in The Seattle Daily Times: The two daughters of the man who designed and built the world-famous Casino at Monte Carlo--Mrs. Otto M. Forster, wife of Comdr. Otto M. Forster, U. S. Navy, of Seattle, and her sister, Mlle. Lyane Blanc de la Salette Bulgheroni if Monte Carlo and Paris--were gay in a reunion today at the Laurelhurst home of the Forsters.
Mlle. Bulgheroni, an authoress, was here after a 7,000-mile journey across war-infested waters and the peaceful United States, just because she wanted "to see my sister, my brother-in-law, my two beautiful nieces."
The two sisters last were together eight months ago in Monte Carlo after the death of their famous father, Sir Franz Bulgheroni, who not only built the Casino, but also the hotels and villas of the principality, and who for several years was president of the Monte Carlo colony.
"That was a sad occasion and there was no enjoyment, but this is a gay time," said Mlle. bulgheroni. "Now there is only the war to cloud our gaiety, and I have promised myself I would not think about the war all during my journey."
But, fresh from the darkened street of Paris, and fresh from the gray-painted nameless steamer Champlain, she could not forget the war entirely.
"Paris is a different Paris today from that we wish to remember," Mlle. Bulgheroni explained, "and the usual pleasant voyage here is just a means of transportation now.
"the vessel carried no flags nor name. She was gray. Her windows were painted blue. There was no light at night. One could not even smoke. We could not tell our position. We zig-zagged. We took nine days to cross. It was not pleasant and I have no horror of the war.
"But many have. There were only sixteen other first-class passengers, and the Champlain normally carries 300.
"In Paris, too, there are no lights. Each pedestrian carries his small electric lamp, and when he crosses the street, he waves it, hopes he will not be struck. Vehicles carry only a small light."
A peculiar effect of the war is the regulation regarding sounding automobile horns.
"Before the war, we could not klaxon after 9 at night," the visitor explained. "Now we must klaxon at night, but must not expose lights."
Mlle. Bulgheroni flew via United Air Lines across the nation. This was astonishing to her.
"All commercial and private flying is banned in France," she pointed out. She is a member of the Women's Air Club of France, which is dormant because of the war.
Authoress of learned works on feminine psychology, Mlle. Bulgheroni will remain at least a month in Seattle, perhaps longer. She is at the home of the Forsters, 4505 E. 33rd St.
Commdr. Forster is head of the Seattle Bureau of Hydrographics. He and Mrs. Forster, who met and married in France, have two daughters, Elynor, 19 years old, and Muriel, 17, students at the University of Washington and Roosevelt High School, respectively.
- She witnessed the marriage of Fletcher Locke Brown Jr. and Elynor Forster on 5 July 1940 in King County, Washington; at Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Seattle Naval Air Station, by license issued the 1st, with Rev. J. P. Murphy officiating.
- The following appeared on 30 April 1942 in The Coronado Journal: The christening of the young son of Capt. Fletcher Locke Brown, U.S.M.C., and Mrs. Brown, was solemnized at Sacred Heart church, Coronado, on Saturday afternoon and attended by family and a few friends. The baby is Lance Locke Marquard Brown, born September 30, in Honolulu. Godmother is the baby's aunt, Miss Muriel France Forster, and the Godfather, Capt. Desmond Canavon, U.S.M.C. Following the christening a surprise party was given in honor of the young parents a the home of Mrs. Brown's parents, Capt. M. Forster, U.S.N. and Mrs.. Forster, 735 Margarita-ave.
- The following appeared on 28 August 1943 in the San Francisco Chronicle: (Marriage Licenses) Alameda County . . . Henry Edward Hartmann, 25, St. Louis, and Lyson Muriel Forster, 20, Navy Personnel Center, Alameda.
- She married Henry Hartmann circa August 1943.
- Lyson Muriel Forster died on 2 May 2002 at age 79 in Santa Cruz, California.
- Last Edited: 1 Sep 2016