Martha A Fortune

June 1895–13 December 1969 (Age 74)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Martha A

When Martha A Fortune was born in June 1895, in Alabama, United States, her father, Robert Fortune, was 28 and her mother, Emma Fortune, was 23. She had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Bob Lanier. She lived in Election Precinct 7 Bethel, Autauga, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. She died on 13 December 1969, in Selma, Dallas, Alabama, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Bob Lanier
1886–
Martha A Fortune
1895–1969
Junious Launier
1914–
Bob Launier Jr.
1915–
Costilla Lanier
1916–
Sanders Lanier
1918–
Odis Lanier
1919–
Thomas Lanier
1920–
Lee E Lanier
1922–
Clem G Lanier
1924–
Minnie L Lanier
1925–
Willie L Lanier
1927–
Emma D Lanier
1930–

Spouse and Children

children

(11)

    Junious Launier

    Male1914–Male

    Bob Launier Jr.

    Male1915–Male

    Costilla Lanier

    Female1916–Female

    Sanders Lanier

    Male1918–Male

    Odis Lanier

    Male1919–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Fortune

    Male1867–Male

    Emma Fortune

    Female1872–1942Female

siblings

(8)

    Mahaly Fortune

    Female1888–Female

    Male1891–1967Male

    Female1895–1969Female

    Judge Fortune

    Male1896–Male

    Willie Fortune

    Female1898–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 17

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Martha Lanier in household of Bob Lanier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha A Fortune in household of Robert Fortune, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha A Fortune in household of Robert F Fortune, "United States Census, 1900"

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