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Fortners, Illinois
Posted by: Mary Wallace (ID *****3414) Date: March 27, 2012 at 14:04:21
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HI,
I would like to know if anyone knows if these two families are related. (Louis and Warren)

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilstclai/ED82-45.htm
ED82-45, Sheet 19A
East St Louis City (part of), East St Louis Township

FORTNER, Louis R., 23
FORTNER, Irene, 20
REED, John V., 53
REED, Nora P., 46

Name:        John B Reed
Residence:        East St Louis Township East St Louis City 3rd Ward, St Clair, Illinois
Estimated Birth Year:        1878
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Louis Raymond Fortner died at 61 of a heart attack in 1965 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilstclai/ED82-34b.htm

FORTNER, Warren 29
FORTNER, Theda, 27
FORTNER, Doris, 10
FORTNER, Warren Jr., 8
FORTNER, Helen, 4 [6/12 crossed out]
FORTNER, Richard, 2 [5/12 crossed out]


Norah was first married to a Fortner, then a Reed

http://sortedbyname.com/pages/f101389.html

FORTNER, WILLIAM H married 16 May 1904 in ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS, U.S.A. a bride named NORAH GESTRING. (P stands for Pauline)

Marriage Place:        East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois
Groom's Father's Name:        H. T. Fortner
Groom's Mother's Name:        Mary Griffin
Bride's Father's Name:        Wm Gestring
Bride's Mother's Name:        Sophia Knobeloch
SOFANNA DIED MAY 26 1924 IN PHILLIPSBURG, MISSOURI. HER HUSBAND DIED MARCH 14 1901 AND IS BURRIED AT LONESOME HILL, LEBANON, MISSOURI.


1952
William H Fortner who with his widow Billie, operated road shows for over 40 years. Fortner was 68. For the past three months the Fortners had been making their home in Crescent City and were preparing to return to the road in 1952. They operated their Magic Tent Show in Louisiana the past two years.


Thank You, Trying to find living connections for a friend

Mary


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