Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Forget Me Not: Fletcher E. Fortenberry, 1933 MS

Fletcher E. Fortenberry

1884 MS – Jan 1933 MS
Son of Nelson Monroe Fortenberry & Philona Rebecca Ball
My second cousin, 3x removed

Paralysis Fatal to Marion Farmer, Fletcher Fortenberry Dies

Columbia – Jan 30. – Fletcher Fortenberry, 45-year-old farmer of Sandy Hook community, 15 miles southwest of Columbia, died at Columbia hospital as a result of a stroke of paralysis sustained while at work in a gravel pit last Friday.

Mr. Fortenberry was born and reared in the community where he died and was a son of the late Nelson Fortenberry. 

Survivors are the widow and a son, Clifford; six brothers and two sisters. The brothers are William, Claude, Clyde, Luther, George and Samuel of Sandy Hook and sisters are Mrs. Thomas Sorced, of Sandy Hook and Mrs. Henry Mitchell of Tylertown. Funeral rites and burial were held yesterday afternoon.

Source: Paralysis Fatal to Marion Farmer, Fletcher Fortenberry Dies. (Jackson, MS, Clarion Ledger, 31 Jan 1933) 3; digital image, accessed June 2020). 


  1. What a great name - Fletcher Fortenberry. It would make a good name for a character in a novel.


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