Victor Clyde Forsythe was born on August 24, 1885, in Orange, California, to W.B. and Alice Chandler-Forsythe. Prior to his birth, Clyde’s parents had live in Tombstone, Arizona, where they owned a store near the O.K. Corral, known as “Chandler & Forsythe’s C.O.D. Store”. According to Clyde’s father, both W.B. and Clyde’s uncle, Ira Chandler, were present at the time of the shootout that occurred between Wyatt Earp and his men and the Clanton-McLowery gang. Clyde’s parents would eventually move to Southern California but this event would later influence Clyde’s work.