Class of 2004
Dr. Ulysse Forget, M.D. was born in St. Gregoire, Iberville County, Quebec. His primary education was done at Bridgham, Quebec and he obtained an AB at the University of Montreal in 1921.
In 1927, after completing an internship at Hotel-Dieu Hospital, he received an MD degree, magna cum laude.
A specialist in eyes, ears, nose and throat, Dr. Forget practiced at the Monson State Hospital in Palmer, Mass. for 10 months before moving to Warren, R.I. in 1928. He was licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Province of Quebec.
Dr. Forget was an assistant-physician at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, served on the staff of St. Anne Hospital and the former Union Hospital, both in Fall River, and taught ophthalmology at the St. Anne Hospital School of Nursing for several years.
Dr. Forget’s hobbies were genealogy and history. In 1852, he published the history of St. Jean-Baptiste Church in Warren on the 75th anniversary of the parish.
Genealogy articles by Dr. Forget were published in the Memoires de la Societie de Genealogie Canadienne-Francaise in Montreal.
An unpublished genealogy of the Forget family and the Franco-American marriages of Rhode Island and central Massachusetts from 1885 to 1900 are among the holdings of the American-French Genealogical Society in Woonsocket, R.I. and the Genealogical Section of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Forget was a member of the L’Union Medicale du Canada, the Bristol County Medical Society, the Rhode Island Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Surgeons and Physicians and the American Academy of General Practice. In 1950, he was elected president of the Association of Franco-American Physicians of New England.
He was also a life member of the American-French Genealogical Society, the Franco-American Historical Society, the Historical Society of Montreal, and the French-Canadian Genealogical Society.
Dr. Forget died at the age of 87 on October 5, 1985.