Charley John Fortner

6 October 1896–22 May 1974 (Age 77)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charley John

When Charley John Fortner was born on 6 October 1896, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John William Fortner, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Pauline Rochell, was 21. He died on 22 May 1974, in Arab, Marshall, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77.

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Charley John Fortner
1896–1974
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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 16

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 21

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.

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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  • Charley John Fortner, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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