Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Forget Me Not: James Calvin Fortenberry, 1937 MS

This obituary offers the genealogist very little information. There are no names of family members included. Fortunately, I have information from other sources to fill in the missing information.

James Calvin Fortenberry

2 November 1871 – 7 July 1937 MS
Son of Burrell Franklin Fortenberry & Mary O. Bilbo
Husband of Ella Blackwell

My 2nd cousin, 3x removed

Fortenberry Rites Today. Retired Farmer Dies. At Home in Magnolia Wednesday. Magnolia – July 8. J. C. Fortenberry, 63, well known retired farmer, died at his residence here at 3:00 p. m. yesterday afternoon.

Funeral services have been set for 3:00 p. m. today (July 8) and will be held from the Magnolia Baptist church with the pastor, the Rev. A. E. Pardue, officiating. Interment will be in the Magnolia cemetery.

Mr. Fortenberry is a member of a well known and widely connected family. He was a man esteemed by a host of friends.

Several years ago his wife died, and survivors include two daughters, one son, two brothers, two sisters, his mother, and one grandchild.

The J. N. Davis Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of funeral arrangemetns.

Source: Fortenberry Rites Today. (McComb, MS, Enterprise-Journal, 8 Jul 1937) 3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed August 2020).

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