Joseph Exenefor Fortune

17 July 1892–1954 (Age 61)
Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Joseph Exenefor

When Joseph Exenefor Fortune was born on 17 July 1892, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Joseph Fortune, was 23 and his mother, Olive Gregory, was 17. He married Jennie Angelina Couette on 3 October 1910, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Newbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1920 and Sunapee, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States in 1930. He died in 1954, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 62.

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Joseph Exenefor Fortune
Jennie Angelina Couette
Marriage: 3 October 1910
Irene L Fortune
Verginia Grace Fortune
Evelyn Beatrice Fortune
Joseph Edward Fortune
Marjorie May Fortune
Thelma May Fortune

Spouse and Children

3 October 1910
Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


    Irene L Fortune


    Evelyn Beatrice Fortune


    Joseph Edward Fortune


    Marjorie May Fortune


    Thelma May Fortune


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Fortune


    Olive Gregory




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · Treaty of Portsmouth Signed

Age 13

The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on September 5, 1905 and officially brought a conclusion to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a gambler or for someone considered fortunate or well favored, from Middle English, Old French fortune ‘chance’, ‘luck’. In some cases it may derive from the rare medieval personal name Fortune (Latin Fortunius).2 French (Fortuné): from the personal name Fortuné, a vernacular form of the Late Latin personal name Fortunatus meaning ‘prosperous’, ‘happy’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, probably so named from Old English fōr ‘hog’, ‘pig’ + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’; John de Fortun was servant to the abbot of Kelso c.1200 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph E Fortune, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph E Fortune, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Fortune in household of Joseph Fortune, "United States Census, 1900"

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