Lillian Belle Fortney

5 January 1881–5 September 1964 (Age 83)
Lumberport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lillian Belle

When Lillian Belle Fortney was born on 5 January 1881, in Lumberport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, her father, Ellis R. Fortney, was 29 and her mother, Mary Rebecca Mccarty, was 23. She married John Conway on 27 June 1915, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Eagle Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 September 1964, at the age of 83, and was buried in Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Conway
Lillian Belle Fortney
Marriage: 27 June 1915

Spouse and Children

27 June 1915
Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Pförtner ( see Fortner ).2 Americanized form of the Norwegian habitational name Fortun .

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

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Sources (3)

  • L Footney in household of E R Footney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lillie B Fortney in household of Ellis R Fartney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian B Fortney in entry for Mary Agnes Conway, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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