Rosa Joan Fortner

Female1910–16 August 2000

Brief Life History of Rosa Joan

When Rosa Joan Fortner was born in 1910, in Madison, North Carolina, United States, her father, Lowery Jackson Fortner, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Emma Sawyer, was 35. She had at least 1 son with Roy Lee Meadows. She lived in Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 16 August 2000, in Bessemer City, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Roy Lee Meadows
1910–1976
Rosa Joan Fortner
1910–2000
Harvey Lee Meadows
1934–1989

Sources (7)

  • Rosa Fortner in household of Lowrie Fortner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rase Jo Ann Fortner, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Rosa Joan Fortner in entry for Harvey Lee Meadows, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 0

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 8

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

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, an occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German phortenaere (from Latin porta ‘door, gate’). Compare English Porter .

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

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