Harold Ross Fortney

17 October 1904–January 1964 (Age 59)
Sherman, Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Harold Ross

When Harold Ross Fortney was born on 17 October 1904, in Sherman, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, his father, Lester Kenneth Fortney, was 20 and his mother, Clara Bell McAdams, was 18. He lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died in January 1964, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 59.

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 16

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

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Fortney in household of L Kenneth Fortney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harold Fortney in household of Kenneth Fortney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harold Ross Fortney - Government record: Social Security record: death: January 1964; Kansas, United States

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