Bessie L. Fortner

26 January 1919–2 February 1985 (Age 66)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bessie L.

Bessie L. Fortner was born on 26 January 1919, in Tennessee, United States. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Harvey Parris O'Ree. She died on 2 February 1985, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Navarino, Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Parris O'Ree
1912–1973
Bessie L. Fortner
1919–1985
Donald O'Ree
1933–
Louise O'Ree

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Donald O'Ree

    Male1933–Male

    Louise O'Ree

    FemaleFemale

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 12

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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