Richard Albert Fortner

1915–1987 (Age 71)
Duck Creek Township, Wilson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Richard Albert

When Richard Albert Fortner was born on 4 October 1915, in Duck Creek Township, Wilson, Kansas, United States, his father, Richard Benjamin Fortner, was 43 and his mother, Olive Iona CLARY, was 30. He married Alma Von Berckefeldt Fortner on 6 May 1934, in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 May 1987, in Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States.

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Richard Albert Fortner
Alma Von Berckefeldt Fortner
Marriage: 6 May 1934
Twila Joan Fortner

Spouse and Children

6 May 1934
Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States


    Twila Joan Fortner


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 12

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German portenaere (from Latin porta ‘door’, ‘gate’). Compare English Porter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • R Albert Fortner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Albert Fortner in household of Ben Fortner, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Albert Richard Fortner in household of Richard B Fortner, "United States Census, 1920"

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