Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Following Willis Fortenberry in the US Census

Willis Franklin Fortenberry
4 Feb 1887 MS – Dec 1976 LA
Son of Webster Fortenberry

It is great when we can follow a family through the years by way of the US Census records. We can confidently put together a picture of the family structure.




U S Census Records

1920 US Census, MS, Pike, Beat 1; digital image,Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed July 2018) Willie Fortenberry.

Willie Fortenberry       32 b MS
Ivie                              24 b MS
Edith daughter             5 b MS
Clinton son                  b July MS


1930 US Census, MS, Pike, Beat 1; digital image,Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed July 2018) Willis Fortenberry.

Willis                           43 b MS
Iva                               37 b MS
Edith daughter            16 b MS          bc1914
Clifton son                   12 b MS          bc1918
Wilden son                  10 b MS          bc 1920
Gilbert son                  8 b MS            bc 1922
Pansey daughter           6 b MS           bc 1924
Arlie daughter             4 b MS            bc 1926
Bonnie B daughter       1 b MS            bc 1929

1940 US Census, MS, Pike; digital image,Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed July 2018) Willie Fortenberry.

Willie                          53 b MS          farmer
Ivy May                       47 b MS
Clifton son                   21 b MS          farm laborer
Wilbert son                 19 b MS          farm laborer
Gilbert son                  17 b MS
Pansey daughter           15 b MS
Aarle daughter             13 b MS
Bonnie Bee daughter    11 b MS
Locky May daughter    9 b MS
Carl L son                    7 b MS

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