BiographyHenry Wheeler de Forest was born 29 October 1855 in New York City, New York, United States to Henry Grant de Forest (1820-1889) and Julia Mary Weeks (1827-1896) and died 28 May 1938 in Cold Spring Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, United States of unspecified causes. He married Julia Gilman Noyes (1875-1967) 22 August 1898 .
He assisted E.H. Harriman in the recapitalization of the Wells Fargo Express Company, and was a longtime director of the Equitable Life Assurance Company. With Elihu Root he was the trustee of the majority of the Equitable's capital stock.
|Offspring of Henry Wheeler de Forest and Julia Gilman Noyes (1875-1967)|
|Julia Mary de Forest (1899-1988)|| |
|Henry Wheeler de Forest (c1901-)|| |
|Charles Noyes de Forest (1905-1929)|| |
|Alice Delano de Forest (1908-1988)||6 November 1908 Cold Spring Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, United States||14 August 1988 Santa Barbara, California, United States|| Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1904-1967)|