Sunday, September 9, 2018

Forget Me Not: Ira William Fortenberry, 1945 MS

Ira William Fortenberry
1883 – Feb 1945 MS

Son of Ivan Hollis Fortenberry & Laura Ann Alford
Wife: Mollie Schilling
My 2ndCousin, 2x removed

Photo from Find A Grave
Memorial #22274300

Ira W. Fortenberry Buried Monday at Silver Springs

Progress. Feb. 16 – Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p. m. from the Silver Springs Baptist church for Ira W. Fortenberry, 62, resident of the Silver Springs Community, who passed away at his home Sunday afternoon.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mrs. Mollie Schilling Fortenberry; two children, Roy Fortenberry, in overseas service, and Herman Fortenberry of Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Murry E. Regan of Magnolia, Mrs. Charles Schilling of Progress, Mrs. John N. Alford of Tylertown, and Mrs. Herbert Lane of Summitt; six brothers, Marvin, Walter, B. L. [Bernard] and R. C. [Robert] Fortenberry of, all of Arkansas, D. W. [Daniel Webster] and C. L. [Charles Ellis?] Fortenberry, both of Jackson, Miss.

Internment in the church cemetery followed the funeral service.

Photo from Find A Grave
Memorial #22274300

[Notes in green are mine.]

Source: Ira W. Fortenberry Buried Monday at Silver Springs (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 16 Feb 1945) 4; digital image, accessed July 2018.

Note: I know the sisters are: Leona Eva Fortenberry, Golda Viola Fortenberry, Rosa Fortenberry and Beulah D. Fortenberry. Can anyone match those sisters with the married names? If you can I'd like to hear from you.

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1 comment:

  1. Her is the easy one - Photo added by Wayne Ellzey
    Beulah Deane Fortenberry Brock Alford
    BIRTH 1884
    DEATH 1958 (aged 73–74)
    Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
    Progress, Pike County, Mississippi, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 16343983


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