Isabelle Fort

Female30 September 1863–3 June 1880

Brief Life History of Isabelle

When Isabelle Fort was born on 30 September 1863, in Arkansas, United States, her father, William Hamilton Fort, was 41 and her mother, Nancy A. Sewell, was 33. She died on 3 June 1880, in Logan, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Carbon City, Logan, Arkansas, United States.

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William Hamilton Fort
Nancy A. Sewell
Susan Margaret Forte
Mary T. Fort
Arabelle Fort
Sarah Ann Fort
James H Fort
Harmon William Forte Sr.
Jefferson Davis Forte
Isabelle Fort
Eudora Forte
Nelonia Fort
Minnie Maud Forte

Sources (2)

  • Isabell Fort in household of William Fort, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Isabella Forte, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (6)

1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 1

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 7

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

French, Walloon, English, and Catalan: nickname from Old French, Middle English, Catalan fort ‘strong, brave’ (from Latin fortis). Compare Lefort .

French: from Fort, a French form of the Latin personal name Fortis (from fortis ‘strong, brave’), chosen by early Christians as a symbol of moral strength and steadfastness, and borne by an obscure saint whose cult was popular during the Middle Ages in southern and southwestern France. Compare St. Fort .

French: habitational name from (Le) Fort, the name of several places in various parts of France, named with Old French fort ‘stronghold’ (from the adjective fort ‘strong’). Compare Lefort .

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

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